Yet compare that to the media coverage of the Haitian issue. If there is nothing wrong with men paying for sexual services then why did Oxfam sack the men involved? The same men would have been welcomed to abuse Leeds women for money.
The UK government is threatening to withdraw funding to charities that allow their staff to abuse women overseas. Yet the UK offers an abuse zone in the heart of Leeds? It seems the government are working on a 2-tier system when it comes to morality. On the one hand they are damning in their criticism (and rightly so) regarding the abuse of women in troubled zones who when presented with the chance to earn money so that their families can eat they take it. On the other hand the government legislates a legal prostitution area where the women who are in this sad existence are encouraged to carry on instead of being given help to lift them out of it.
It doesn’t make sense. We believe that people should be opposed to the sexual slavery of women all around the world OR support it all around the world. Holbeck women deserve the same rights as Haitian women. The abuse of women is wrong, no matter where it happens in the world.
– Laura Walton.
Laura is a Holbeck resident and runs a business in the area. She is standing in the Leeds City Council elections as an independent candidate to try and improve the situation in Holbeck.