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NEW LAWS FOR SEX WORKERS IN BELGIUM

Finally The Law has Changed

The Belgian National Parliament, agreed on new laws for those involved in sex work in Belgium, on the 17th of March and they became active on the 1st of June 2022.

Why Do I Care About This

I do not pay for, what I consider, sexual services but I do on occasions employ the skills of professional Dommes and Disciplinarians and they come under the classification of sex workers. Some of them do offer sexual services, I do not seek that part of their services, they are offered but are not compulsory. Many only offer BDSM services.

The Situation Before

It was technically legal to participate in paid for sexual services in Belgium, both for the provider and the client. However, this law was overly simple and has a clause to stop a third party from profiting from this transaction. This was designed to penalize pimps and people traffickers and I agree with their activities being restricted or hopefully stopped. BUT, and it is a big but, this law was badly written and can be interpreted that anyone taking money earned from sex work can be prosecuted. For example, if a sex worker uses his or her hard-earned cash to buy a loaf of bread, then the bakery that sells that bread can be prosecuted for profiting from the earnings of sex work.

And Then There Were Protests

This left Belgian sex workers in a grey area of being neither officially employed nor unemployed or self-employed, although they are still expected to pay taxes on their earnings and I believe that most of them do. During the time of COVID-19 restrictions, most sex workers were unable to make a living, but were not entitled to government support and financial aid as other taxpayers were. This caused protests and highlighted the issue. And so finally a new set of laws was agreed and are now in place.

As Of 1st June 2022 The New Laws Are…

A law passed in March by the Belgian parliament came into force in June, allowing sex workers to live legally, decriminalizing their work, and awarding them rights in terms of status, social protection, and health, etc. These provisions were sought by federal Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne, a Flemish liberal. They will make Belgium the first European country to adopt such measures, only the second in the world after New Zealand. In the future, sex workers (95% of whom are women) will have the same rights as other self-employed workers, including social security, unemployment, access to healthcare, maternity leave, etc. Additionally, all third parties who assist their work will no longer be prosecuted, except in cases of abnormal profit.

Until now, any banker, accountant, insurer, legal adviser or even web designer who “assisted” a sex worker could be considered the perpetrator of a crime, as were the owners of properties that sex workers used for their business. In the future, property owners will no longer be on the wrong side of the law, unless they make excessive profits by demanding higher rents than normal, as is frequently the case.

AND THAT IS THE NEW SITUATION IN BELGIUM

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AN UPDATE ON CHILD PREDATORS FROM JILLIAN KEENAN

In this post about NON CONSENTING, PUBLIC SPANKING OF CHILDREN I posted a video made by Jillian Keenan. It was about some evil people doing bad things to the under aged, that need to be stopped. Ms Keenan has posted an update on the situation and so I thought that it would be a good idea to let the viewers of this blog have a chance to see that.

Spanking Predators Update

Any ideas on how to help fight these people are welcome.

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM JILLIAN KEENAN – PLEASE SHARE THIS – NON CONSENTING, PUBLIC SPANKING OF CHILDREN IS UNACCEPTABLE

I was not planning to post today but I think that this is important. JILLIAN KEENAN is an international journalist, author, photographer and open Spanko. Yesterday, on her YOUTUBE CHANNEL, she posted a video highlighting a group of really bad people (Family Pro Spank Workshop) openly advertising, on FACEBOOK, an event involving non consenting children being stripped and spanked at a public event. Please watch this video and if you think it appropriate, post it on your own blog, twitter feed or other social media stream of choice and condemn such activities.

 

MAKE A STAND AGAINST NON CONSENT

 

 

Myself, I will be writing a strongly worded complaint to FACEBOOK, which on it’s own I expect will achieve absolutely nothing but if some of you out there are inclined to do the same maybe we can get someone to listen. Remember, one email is a waste of pixels but a thousand emails will get attention.

 

JILLIAN KEENAN ON TWITTER

 

Post Update

 

I found it impossible to send an email to Facebook and so instead used their inadequate reporting system, which does not allow you to add details of why you are reporting the group. Then I posted the video on my vanilla Facebook time line. I hope that this will raise some eyebrows over this groups activities.

 

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BONDING – A TV SERIES REVIEW

What is Bonding

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Bonding is a recently released comedy TV series produced by and available on Netflix. It’s two main characters are Tiff, played by Zoe Levin and Pete, played by Brendan Scannell. Tiff is a University/College student, who is financing her studies by working as a Dominatrix. The gay character of Pete has known Tiff since their childhood schooldays and is employed by her as as an assistant/bodyguard/general go fer. Pete is also a wannabe comedian. The series revolves around the adventures of this dynamic duo, both inside the world of professional BDSM and in more mainstream life. The series is loosely based on the experiences of the shows main production initiator, Rightor Doyle and his time as an assistant to a Dominatrix.

 

My opinion of Bonding as a TV comedy

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On the whole I am glad that someone attempted to tackle this subject in such a way but I do believe that this is a bit of a failed effort, at the moment. As a comedy series, it cannot be expected that the story lines are fully reflective of the Professional BDSM scene but the story lines, in this case, are just too far from reality to have any believability. Also, as a comedy series, it needs to be a bit funnier.

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I have a little theory as to what might have gone wrong. Unlike on this side of the Atlantic, comedy series from North America are usually written by teams of writers, rather than individuals. I suspect that Rightor Doyle started of with a good idea, based on real life experiences and then a lot of people, without a clue about this world, started to stick their grimy fingers into the pie and ruined the plot lines. Thus causing ludicrous scenes, such as Penguin Wrestling. If any members of the Penguin Wrestling community would like to disagree with me about this, please leave a comment at the end of this post.

 

A nasty truth included in Bonding

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And that brutal truth is the high level of inexcusable Misandry, that is found within the BDSM and Spanking communities. In this case we see the character of Tiff swooping into a situation, where a female class mate is being victimised by a sexual predator and heroically saving  her, well done Tiff. During the series the same character meets a couple who become her clients. The female of this couple is violently and without consent, abusing her husband. Not only does no one feel that they should intervene in this situation but it is worked into the comedy element of the story line and normalised within the series. I find this to be a highly unacceptable attitude to adopt in this form of media.

 

The school report

Bonding is only worth a D- including a note to report to the study of the Head Mistress.

This series shows great potential but needs to make more effort and resist being distracted by those who have no or little personal experience of the subject matter.

 

Will there be a second series?

Although this comedy program has been highly slated, both from inside the kinky community and in the mainstream arena, it did get very good viewing figures and so a second series may be possible. Personally, I would like to see a second series. There are many examples of comedy series that where judged to be failures after the first series, Blackadder jumps to mind, but proceeded to become something special, in later series. I think with a more knowledgeable writing team and a bit less idiocy and more reality, this could become something worth watching, both for the Kinksters of this world and the Vanilla community.

The trailer

 

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A Couple Of Goodbyeeees – A Blog For The Tumblr Roll – Adding A Site – And I Think This Song Has Happened To All OF Us

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Goodbyeeee The Pink Report and Spanking 360 (Audrey Knight)

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I am working my way through the second blog roll, removing the blogs that have ceased to be blogs, whilst I was busy for the earlier part of this year and this week it is time to bid a fond farewell to the blog of the spanking model Audrey Knight, Spanking 360, which has totally disappeared from the blogasphere, presumably because of the retirement of Ms Knight. Also The Pink Report has stopped posting for some time now and will be removed from the list, though it’s owner still has a Tumblr blog The Pink Papers.

A blog for the Tumblr list

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The Chief from Spanking Blogg has a Tumblr blog. This is called Chief’s spankingblogg pics and will be added to the third (specifically Tumblr) blog roll.

A new website for the Campaigners Page

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I do not agree with everything that this organization is campaigning for but I agree with the general philosophy and so am adding Backlash to the Campaigners Page.

A very true parody

You’re young, drunk and the mood is right. And then, the next day, you wake up next to someone you wish you had not woken up next to. This song is about that. My vulnerable times for this was at music festivals, during my younger days.

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It Got Set To Music

Lyrics and music meet

Some of you might remember that I wrote some lyrics, in this post Set It To Music, and asked if anyone would like to have a go at putting some music to them and to be honest I thought that, that would be an end to it. But Pandora Blake  put a guy called  Quai Franklin onto the post and he has actually done the musical bit as he posted about in this post The Quai Franklin Show – Episode 3 (Almost Live) « Quai Franklin Radio.

You can go directly to the audio of the episode, with the song through this link

The show with the song

It was kind of weird and a bit of a thrill to hear the song set to music. Quai has done it in his own style, which I believe was a good decision. People should do things in their own way.

What is it about

Generally about standing up for our rights and especially about the way that we are represented in the gutter press (tabloids/red tops). And in it’s title, is dedicated to someone that I regard as one of the greatest of Submissive heroes (at least for someone from the UK anyway), it is called Lawrence’s Grave.

A big thank you Mr Franklin, for doing this. Sooner or later and in one way or another we all have to stand up for what we believe in when the time comes.

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