SWOU (Sex Worker Open University), an online community of sex workers, has posted a guest blog on The F Word website, condemning the absence of any current sex workers on a panel discussing sex work at Feminism in London to be held on 25th October 2014.
In their statement they insist that:
‘For Feminism in London to include current sex workers on a panel about sex work should be non-negotiable […] the logic being that the people who are most affected by any given issue should play a significant role in conversations about it.’
The very fact that they have issued this statement suggests that they would be keen participants and are eager to have their voices heard. With a heavy dose of irony, this panel was originally going to be called Suppressed Voices. They have since changed it to something more appropriately indirect.