Events

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Consent workshop in London – Getting and Giving What We Want

Have you ever said yes when you meant no, or no when you meant yes? This event is for you. Backlash is producing a new consent workshop as part of our ongoing efforts to protect adult consent, especially in the BDSM and sex positive communities. Getting and Giving What We …read more →

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Backlash submits written evidence to Home Affairs Committee Inquiry on Prostitution

Backlash has  submitted expert evidence as part of a wide-ranging evidence base to the Home Affairs select committee’s inquiry into prostitution. Here is an excerpt: Our position is that criminal sanctions relating to consenting adult sexual activity should be lifted. This includes sexual activities that take place as part of a …read more →

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Frankie Mullin on sex work and gentrification – 30th January

Frankie Mullin is one of the most informed and prolific journalists writing about sexuality in the UK today. In her work for Vice, the Independent, and the Guardian, she has challenged media myths around porn addiction and casual sex, and given a voice to sex workers and victims of sexual …read more →

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Protest Outside Parliament

Myles Jackman, Backlash legal adviser will speak at tomorrow’s protest against sex censorship: It’s a whole year since the London face-sitting porn protest, organised by sex worker activist Charlotte Rose, made global news. The protest was held in response to a new law, AVMS 2014, which heavily restricted which porn …read more →

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Itziar Urrutia, aka Ms Tytania: Sexual Freedom Award winner

“One person sticking out in the crowd is a lone, ranting lunatic; two are a movement.” – Anon. On November 9th, I was presented with the Sex Worker of the Year Award, at the 2015 Sexual Freedom Awards ceremony. You can find out more abut the Awards’ history and also, …read more →

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THE MORAL PANIC ART CLUB @ LADA, Hackney Wick from 3 Nov

A THREE PART WORKSHOP ON MORAL PANICS, CENSORSHIP AND THE CULTURAL VALUE OF PORN Presented and facilitated by Itziar Bilbao Urrutia, visual artist, pornographer and adult content producer and activist for Backlash UK: I have the pleasure to invite you to my forthcoming talks The Moral panic Art Club, at …read more →

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Bondage bears on UK video censorship

Bondage bears on UK video censorship, video by our supporters Hywel Phillips and Ariel Anderssen.

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Government makes move towards increased web censorship

The government yesterday announced its intention to run a consultation into reducing the ability for under 18s to access pornography. Whilst sounding noble in aim, any implementation is most likely to be based around credit card verification and blocking of sites which are found to be non-compliant. This is a …read more →

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Information for current Backlash clients

A member of the Backlash Management Team was dismissed on the 3rd July. Their roles and responsibilities will be distributed amongst other members of the team. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us via email at contact@backlash-uk.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

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Myles Jackman – new website launch

Myles Jackman, solicitor advocate and legal adviser to Backlash, has launched a new website dedicated to advice on sexual freedom and the law. Jackman has frequently provided pro bono work for individuals caught up in laws regulating sex acts, and their depictions, between consenting adults. He also has expertise advising …read more →