Julie Bindel is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and researcher, and founder Justice for Women. She has been active in the global campaign to end violence towards women and children since 1979 and has written extensively on rape, domestic violence, sexually motivated murder, prostitution and trafficking, child sexual exploitation, stalking, and the rise of religious fundamentalism and its harm to women and girls.
Julie writes regularly for The Guardian newspaper, the New Statesman, Sunday Telegraph and Standpoint magazines, and appears regularly on the BBC and Sky News. She was Visiting Journalist at Brunel University (2013 - 2014) and is now Visiting Researcher at Lincoln University (2014 - 17). Julie’s book on the state of the lesbian and gay movement in the UK, Straight Expectations (Guardian books, 2014) has been praised for being thought-provoking and challenging, and was nominated for the 2015 Polari Prize.
Since October 2014, Julie has been researching her new book on the global sex trade, working title, The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth, published by Palgrave and Spinifex in September 2017.
“To find out the truth behind all those "Pretty Woman" myths about the global sex trade read this well documented book by Julie Bindel.” - Gloria Steinem
“Bindel’s analysis...[is] incisive and persuasive...please read this book.” - The New Statesman
“Bindel's irascible, impassioned, but always compelling voice reminds us what activism is about…[it is] uncompromising and rabble-rousing, but convincingly argued. Bindel's rage at the current state of play burns through every page, but is juxtaposed with moments of surprising poignancy.” - The Huffington Post