A woman who has inspired me
“Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it - only then will we know what it is to be free.” - Andrea Dworkin
My words to share with others
It is not enough to call yourself a feminist because you are a strong woman. Thatcher was an enemy to feminism, despite some hailing her as one. Like other liberation movements, feminism has an ideology and a goal. It is not about personal liberty and freedom, but the emancipation from oppression and tyranny for ALL women, whatever our race or class.
My proudest achievement
Publishing my latest book, The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth (Palgrave McMillan, 2017), based on 250 interviews, conducted in almost 40 countries, cities, states, and even a village in India built on the prostitution, and travelling 164,000 miles to investigate this vile trade in female flesh. My London book launch at Conway Hall was standing room only, with 400 attending.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
Until patriarchy is dead feminism is relevant. Until women and girls are no longer raped, beaten, abused and otherwise oppressed by men, women will continue to resist and overthrow male supremacy. Equality is not enough.