Lisa Marie and Heather joined Norwegian sisters at a conference on Pornography in Oslo on Saturday 28th November 2015. We were invited by Ottar, a radical feminist group which is active in fighting pornography and prostitution. We were very honoured to be asked to talk about activism in the UK.
The conference was excellent, with lots of learning on our part about the Nordic Model and the positive effects of its implementation on Norwegian society and on the lives of prostituted women. We talked in general about the range of feminist responses to internet pornography in the UK context, and in particular about the government’s ongoing attempts at achieving ISPs age-restrictions.
The hospitality of our sisters in Ottar, in particular of Asta Håland and Ane Stø, was so generous. We came away with a wonderful feeling of hope and excitement, and we look forward to reciprocating with our own conference in the UK on June 4th.