Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter 18

Read Posy’s previous chapter here The story continues: St. Faith’s School, Surrey June 1953 I was awake early and lay in bed thinking about yesterday;s events. I hardly needed to touch myself, the very thought of the French girl in a brown overalls, Wellington boots and rubber gauntlets, humping the heavy kitchen bins, ending the day with her hair full of vegetable peelings, her face … Continue reading Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter 18

A Sex Worker Set in Stone

This is a picture of the Puppet Theatre in the Polish city of Wroclaw. The fine neo-Baroque building was built in the 1890s when the city was called Breslau and belonged to Germany. It was originally built as a sort of Chamber of Commerce building and there is an interesting story behind the two stone figures who hold up the entrance portal. The left hand one … Continue reading A Sex Worker Set in Stone

Hoping that ToMorrow Never Comes

A look out of the window at the greyness that cloaked the Midlands today tells me that  time has moved on from last summer. Some things seem not to have changed. Unfortunately one of them is the quality of responses to consultations on proposals to criminalise the purchase of sex. Last summer it was Scotland, this time round it is Northern Ireland. I did blog … Continue reading Hoping that ToMorrow Never Comes

Long Ago in Czernowitz

Today it is called Chernivtsy and is in the Ukraine. One hundred years ago it was better known as Czernowitz, capital of the Crown Land of Bukovina in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Known as the Vienna of the East it had a thriving coffee house culture, public buildings in the familiar ochre known as ‘kaisergelb.’ It also had a large Jewish community, a large part of … Continue reading Long Ago in Czernowitz

Where Are The Women, All The Women?

A few weeks ago I posted this on the Whorephobia blog, talking briefly about the strange and disturbing story of how the SS, which had imprisoned sex workers as ‘asocials’ suddenly saw the benefit of paid sexual services and became pimp and trafficker. There was a response to this here. I set out below my comments on this response. Firstly it may be the case … Continue reading Where Are The Women, All The Women?