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Stripping the Illusion: The Re-License Lap Dancing Campaign

Posted by PoliticsWTF on April 13, 2008

Check out this new campaign from OBJECT – pure genius!


OBJECT’s new campaign launches on Tuesday April 22nd.

Our campaign calls for lap dancing clubs to be recognised as part of the commercial
sex industry and licensed as Sex Encounter Establishments, rather than in the

same way as pubs, cafes or karaoke nights as they currently are.
Current licensing is INADEQUATE and makes it easy for lap dancing clubs to obtain licences and
difficult for local authorities or residents to oppose them.

OBJECT is working with MPs, Peers and colleagues for a re-categorisation of lap dancing

This will take the power out of the hands of club operators and put it back in to the hands
of local authorities.

Re-catergorisation would give local authorities the same licensing powers as apply to sex shops and sex cinemas.
Importantly, it will also give people a greater say in the licensing of lap dancing.

Changing licensing is a crucial step in challenging the increased sexual objectification of women.

Help us send out the message that the sex industry is not normal, not benign and
should not be licensed in the same way as cafes and karaoke nights.

Speakers at the launch will include:

  • Baroness Gould, Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Gill Mitchell; Brighton and Hove City Councillor, Julie Bindel; researcher and journalist, Kat Banyard; Fawcett Society, Professor Marion Roberts; night time economy specialist, Westminster University.

Venue: 12 – 1pm Campaign Launch, House of Commons. 1.30 – 3pm Photo-stunt and protest, Parliament Square.

How to book: To register for either or both events please RSVP to sandrine@object.org.uk.

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