Last updated on: 2/21/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Julie Bindel Biography

Title:
Journalist and Cofounder of Justice for Women
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Decriminalisation of the sex trade benefits pimps and brothel-owners, not women. Abolition is the only progressive solution.”

“Why Prostitution Should Never Be Legalised,” The Guardian, Oct. 11, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance Journalist, primarily for The Guardian
  • Cofounder, Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize, 1998-present
  • Cofounder, Justice for Women, 1990-present
  • Member of the Board, SPACE International
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Byline
  • Visiting Researcher, Lincoln University (UK), 2014-2017
  • Visiting Journalist, Brunel University (UK), 2013-2014
  • Researcher, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University (UK), 2000-2004
  • Former Researcher and Assistant Director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)
Education:
  • Undergraduate study, Leeds Metropolitan University, date unknown
Other:
  • Twitter: @bindelj
  • Was ranked 98 out of the top 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain by The Independent’s “Pink List”, 2010
Quoted in:
  1. Should Selling Sexual Acts Be Decriminalized but Buying Sex Acts Criminalized?
  2. Is Legal Prostitution a Legitimate Business?
  3. Should the Government Collect Taxes from Prostitution?