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Ruth Jacobs

Writer, broadcaster and campaigner

Location icon United Kingdom

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

Huffington Post
10/16/2014
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 was rescued, unlike many more that are killed.

Ravishly
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. Considering I used to sell sex, I am ashamed to admit that when I first came to advocacy, I was taken in by the ludicrous notion that prostitution should be viewed in absolute terms, at extremes.

Ms Magazine
09/09/2014
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 solicitation of prostitution. While in Perryville Prison outside of Phoenix, corrections officers left her out in a metal cage for four hours in searing heat.

Women News Network
01/16/2014
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 and sex worker rights activist, what Jacobs came away with was a unique unforgettable inside look at an industry where the definition of 'exploitation' needs to be carefully considered and defined, especially by those abolitionists working to stop human trafficking worldwide.

Women News Network
10/17/2013
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 author Trista Hendren brings a controversial subject to the public. Cyber-harassment is a growing phenomenon online and one that numerous women, teenagers and children face daily.

The F-Word
08/19/2013
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 workers as hate crimes, a model that has been successful in increasing reporting of crimes and convictions in Merseyside

Television and Video

Books and Short Stories

Amazon
In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girl

'In Her Own Words... Interview with a London Call Girl' is a short charity publication from which all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a UK charity working to end sexual exploitation. Registered charity number: 1099006.

Near to the Knuckle
08/06/2012
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, went and hid the only gun we had.

Amazon
Life (Caffeine Nights Short Shots Book 4)

Max's criminal career has been going downhill since it began when he was sixteen on an armed robbery job with his father. Now in his mid-forties, he's spent more time in jail than on criminal endeavours and he's back inside again. It wasn't another getaway driver driving away prematurely that's landed him in jail this time though.

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