Challenging men’s demand for prostitution – research findings into attitudes of men who buy sex

April 28, 2008

Findings from new research into Scottish men’s demand for prostitution have been published today. The research is a collaboration between the Women’s Support Project in Glasgow and the US organisation Prostitute Research and Education.

Full Report: Challenging men’s demand for prostitution

Media Coverage

5 stories in The Daily Record
Sex industry in Scotland: Inside the deluded minds of the punters
Sex industry in Scotland: Name and shame the punters
Sex industry in Scotland: Two ways to end prostitution
Sex industry in Scotland: New laws set to be introduced
Lap dance lies are exposed

There is also a quick vote poll on the Daily Record home page ‘What is the best way to end prostitution?’
As I write this at 5.30pm on 28th April the preliminary results are:-
Arrest hookers – 12.0%
Arrest punters – 35.6%
Reduce poverty – 22.1%
Reduce drug use – 30.3%

1 story in The Herald
‘Prostitute punters more violent’

STV short news report
Survey looks at men’s attitudes to prostitution

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Screen Debate at Glasgow Film Theatre, 26th September 2007

September 12, 2007

The Women’s Support Project, in conjunction with Glasgow Film Theatre, presents this popular annual event to mark September as ‘Month of Action’ to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.

This year’s event will screen the film ‘Mysterious Skin’.
‘…”The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace…”

These are the words of Brian Lackey (Brady Corbet), a troubled 18 year old, growing up in the stiffingly small town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Local Neil McCormick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) however, is the ultimate beautiful outsider. Neil is wise beyond his years and curious about his developing sexuality, having found what he perceived to be love from his Little League baseball coach at a very early age. Now, ten years later, Neil is a teenage hustler, nonchalant about the dangerous path his life is taking. Neil’s pursuit of love leads him to New York City, while Brian’s voyage of self discovery leads him to Neil – who helps him to unlock the dark secrets of their past. Based on the acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, ‘Mysterious Skin’ explores the hearts and minds of two very different boys who come to find the key to their future happiness lies in the exorcism of their collective demons.’

PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM IS CERTIFICATE 18.
Following the screening there will be an audience/panel discussion.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Cinema 2
Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 5.45pm – 8.30pm
Sign Language Interpreter. Wheelchair Accessible

Tickets available from Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, 0141 332 8128. Tickets, £4 / £3
Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment!