Guardian Review | Pimp State by Kat Banyard


If we’re living through a resurgence of feminism, Kat Banyard is one of the principal reasons. Since 2010, when she founded the activist group UK Feminista and published her agenda-setting first book, The Equality Illusion, she has worked assiduously to further women’s rights. In 2014, she launched the End Demand campaign to bring the “Nordic model” to the UK – a legal framework that treats the act of purchasing sex as violence against women, criminalising buyers, decriminalising the prostituted, and establishing services to support those exiting the trade. Pimp State is a detailed account of the case against the sex industry, and for the Nordic model: tightly argued, closely evidenced, and persuasive in its call to action.

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