Ruth Jacobs

Writer, broadcaster and campaigner

Author of 'Soul Destruction: Unforgivable', a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life.

Also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

Email: [email protected]

Portfolio

Selected Articles

Opinion: Ban on buying sex will put women in greater danger
Those who supported the Stormont vote on Monday claim that criminalising sex buyers will reduce sex trafficking. But this did not happen in Sweden where a similar law was passed...
If You Follow One Dog on Facebook Make It Alice in Wooferland
Alice in Wooferland is a retired racing Greyhound. Her career was cut short and like so many Greyhounds globally, she was discarded. But Alice was one of the fortunate ones. She...
Selling Sex Is About Making Money
This is a guest post by Ruth Jacobs, a writer, broadcaster and campaigner based in the UK who focuses on sex work. For more perspectives on the sex work industry, click here....
How Prison Killed Sex Worker Marcia Powell
In 2009, filmmaker PJ Starr received an email from a friend bringing news of the horrific and unnecessary death of Marcia Powell. Powell had been serving a 27-month sentence for...
'Death in the Desert': Josh Evans Discusses His Latest Film Along With Star Michael Madsen
American filmmaker Josh Evans' new movie Death in the Desert is a classic. I was privileged to get an exclusive preview of this brand new film. The prolonged panoramic and...
The Story of a Reformed Drug Kingpin - 'Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography'
I was a high-school tennis player and planned to become the next Arthur Ashe. But once it was discovered that I could not read or write, my dream of becoming a sports star was...
The Sex Trade: Lies, the 'Voice of the Voiceless' and Other Silencing Tactics
Most people are voiceless because no one is letting them talk or listening to them when they do. There is a lot to be said for quitting being the voice of the voiceless and...
Bitch In: Pye Jakobsson
APPG on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade Report "Shifting the Burden" Increases Violence...
Women in the sex trade who are injecting drug users are the worst hit by their sex purchase ban. No harm reduction (condoms, lubrication etc.) for sex workers or drug users...
Building Bridges: The Sex Workers' Rights and Anti-Sex Trafficking Movements
"We've been told we have to pick sides. That, in and of itself, is very disturbing" - Meg Munoz, former sex worker, trafficking survivor, ally and rights advocate A division...
The Swedish Model Criminalising the Purchase of Sex Is Dangerous: The European Parliament Should...
The sex purchase ban does not work in Sweden. But even if it did work there, in a wealthy country with a small population and a small number of people in prostitution, it will...
Kent Police 'Safe Exit' Scheme Claiming to Help Women in Prostitution Instead Caused Them Harm
This was not a scheme concerned with helping a group of vulnerable women. It was a scheme concerned with gentrification. The award Safe Exit received from Police and Crime...
Knowing the difference between sex-trafficking & sex-work - A survivor speaks
Ruth Jacobs - WNN Features (WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: When Ruth Jacobs had a chance to sit and interview Ms. Jes Richardson, a former sex worker, sex-trafficking survivor...
Severe Facebook cyber harassment brings anguish to women advocates
Ruth Jacobs - WNN FEATURES (WNN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: A recent interview by women's advocate and stop-human-trafficking activist Ruth Jacobs with...
Why crimes against sex workers should be treated as hate crimes
Most sex workers find it difficult to report rape or violence because of the stigma associated with prostitution. Ruth Jacobs argues for a model that treats crimes against sex...
The Merseyside Model-Why Crimes Against Prostitutes Are Hate Crimes
When prostitutes are made to disappear, most of society does not care, and most of the cases remain unsolved.

Television and Video

http://vimeo.com/73873902
Inside Out (researcher & presenter)
http://vimeo.com/73874109
Inside Out (researcher & presenter)
Comedian, actress and writer Helen Lederer discusses her novel Losing It "In the Booth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU305NqXT94
Sam Vaknin author of Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited "In the Booth"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fROJ3nZWVds
Chong Kim, a survivor of sex trafficking, discusses Eden, the film based on her life "In the Booth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BouVoz9Rdgs
Jackie Summerford talking with Ruth Jacobs for the Merseyside hate crime model campaign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiZUTmefC4A
The outcomes of the criminalisation of the purchase of sex in Sweden - Dr Jay Levy "In the Booth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qJAc65-fsA
Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes on decriminalisation & the Merseyside model "In the Booth"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu_gNODYNCU
Michelle Morgan, an artist and survivor of prostitution, discusses her art and life "In the Booth"

Books and Short Stories

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable (a story of drug addiction and prostitution)
In the spring of 1997, Shelley Hansard, a call girl who tries to live by the Golden Rule, finds herself in a suite at The Lanesborough Hotel with a dead client. Her fear of...
Protection
I blot my red lipstick on a tissue then bundle the rest of my make up on the sloping shelf in the bathroom cabinet. I don't have a proper weapon. Bloody wanker, Jade's father,...

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