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Hi everyone!

I am a writing my final year dissertation on the Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers in the UK and am looking for some help in answering a few questions about punters!!

I'd appreciate any answers, thank you soo much in advance!!

Look forward to the feedback, much appreciated!!

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Hope we can help, if anyone would like to take part reply via pm.

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Punters help needed, or "help in answering few question about punters"? :unsure:

Strange to choose the dissertation with a topic "Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers in the UK ", which does not actually exist. I would thought that "Lack of Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers" will be more applicable.

Also strange that most similar requests come out from the people who never bothered to participate in any discussions on the forum previously to at least gain some bare ground for a starters.

Not sure why any academic researcher would refer to the clients as "punters", and request with an exclamation marks overload.

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Well it is called PunterNet afterall so I thought it fitting...

Also the reason I havn't participated in discussions on this forum before is because I joined it today, gees.

I know what you mean with the topic, the title is slightly ambiguous but that is because some would argue that there is protection for sex workers. And who's to say prostitutes even want protection? Hence why I'm trying to do some research.

Also sooo sorry about the exclamation marks, didn't mean to offend anyone!!!

Punters help needed, or "help in answering few question about punters"? :unsure:

Strange to choose the dissertation with a topic "Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers in the UK ", which does not actually exist. I would thought that "Lack of Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers" will be more applicable.

Also strange that most similar requests come out from the people who never bothered to participate in any discussions on the forum previously to at least gain some bare ground for a starters.

Not sure why any academic researcher would refer to the clients as "punters", and request with an exclamation marks overload.

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Well it is called PunterNet afterall so I thought it fitting...

Also the reason I havn't participated in discussions on this forum before is because I joined it today, gees.

I know what you mean with the topic, the title is slightly ambiguous but that is because some would argue that there is protection for sex workers. And who's to say prostitutes even want protection? Hence why I'm trying to do some research.

Also sooo sorry about the exclamation marks, didn't mean to offend anyone!!!

Xenia made some good points. After your flippant response I would not bother helping you if I were a client. :angry:

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Well it is called PunterNet afterall so I thought it fitting...

Also the reason I havn't participated in discussions on this forum before is because I joined it today, gees.

I know what you mean with the topic, the title is slightly ambiguous but that is because some would argue that there is protection for sex workers. And who's to say prostitutes even want protection? Hence why I'm trying to do some research.

Also sooo sorry about the exclamation marks, didn't mean to offend anyone!!!

Bexxy, I certainly don't want to give you a hard time and many would have been only too happy to help out. I see JK posted after your post so will presume you got in touch prior and hence gave your post credibility. If you had taken just a day or 2 out and went to the Legalities and Legislation part of the forum you may have gleaned a bit about what is going on - one escort who called the police because her establishment was under threat from robbers now finds she is in court and the robbers are let off scot free - hey puts a new light on needing/seeking protection from the Law.

Being an oldie and from a different generation I find ingratiating yourself with the 'natives' has more sway than just waltzing in and expecting everyone to just accept you giving you what you need/want. I have off-spring who are studying so understand you may not have all the social skills required but judging by the post you've made, and I would be giving out 'the Evil Eyes' to them at this point, and ready to boot them up the arse - you are doing yourself no favours by being a right cocky little fecker with your attitude.

As far as I am concerned - come back and ask when you have learned manners and lost the attitude. ;)

Edited by Melanieabz

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As you can see Bexxy, sex workers are a feisty lot that are used to looking after themselves! For obvious reasons.

I'm still not clear on who's help you want, sex worker's views on their clients or punters views on themselves?

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As you can see Bexxy, sex workers are a feisty lot that are used to looking after themselves! For obvious reasons.

Tom, bad manners and cockiness, especially from those who want something wouldn't be tolerated even if I wasn't in hooring capacity.

Do you seriously think I should be rushing to spend time helping somebody who is in the ' last year' and hasn't grasped the basics of the English language (and I am far from a pedant)and moreover the ability to deal with people in a civil and respectful manner ? I don't take attitude for £150/hr never mind for a favour to some upstart I know nothing about.

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Very fiesty, but I do appreciate your feedback and understand where you are all coming from, perhaps I was a tad cheeky but I hadn't expected that kind of response!

I am looking for information from clients, and lots of you have been extremely helpful already and answered my questions so thanks again to those who obliged.

The reason I decided to contact people in this way is because I am sick of reading statistics about men who pay for sex; figures in books are meaningless and difficult to comprehend so asking people to tell me a bit about themselves and why/when/how they do it has given it some context. I am trying to learn so what better way than ask?

Thanks again to everyone who has helped :)

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Bexxy, i am at a loss why you are getting such a hard time, maybe the women having a go are jealous you are getting an education and maybe earning a few extra quid escorting, i don't know, but the hostility is baffling, but certainly strengthens my argument on another thread why i would never marry a WG, or ex WG.

However, you do need to be a bit more specific, you said you want questions answered, might i suggest actually listing the questions you want answered.

Some of what you ask may well have already been covered on threads, but i think it is unreasonable to expect you to trawl through every thread on here

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Very fiesty, but I do appreciate your feedback and understand where you are all coming from, perhaps I was a tad cheeky but I hadn't expected that kind of response!

I am looking for information from clients, and lots of you have been extremely helpful already and answered my questions so thanks again to those who obliged.

The reason I decided to contact people in this way is because I am sick of reading statistics about men who pay for sex; figures in books are meaningless and difficult to comprehend so asking people to tell me a bit about themselves and why/when/how they do it has given it some context. I am trying to learn so what better way than ask?

Thanks again to everyone who has helped :)

Bexy whilst I thought your remarks to Xenia a little out of order when she did raise some good points, I do wish you the best with your research.

Perhaps the frosty reception you have received has been because for years now students and reporters, DJ's, researchers etc, have been finding their way onto this forum and using the posters here either for their research or to flame us. After a while it gets a bit wearing, especially for the sex workers who put an awful lot of effort into marketing themselves etc and see this as any other business. These people come along, do their respective papers etc, further their own careers at our expense and then we hear nothing further from them. Thats not quite right is it when its on the back of our hard work in the first place.

Perhaps in the future you could see your way to returning here and letting us all know how you get on.

Take care and good luck with it.

Holly

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Hi Melanie. The way I read the request it sounded like a typical student's writing style. Which to the more mature and refined people, like you and I, is also a bit cocky. You can register your displeasure by ignoring her. If nobody responded to the request then Bexxy would figure out for herself where she's going wrong and try a different tactic.

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Hi everyone!

I am a writing my final year dissertation on the Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers in the UK and am looking for some help in answering a few questions about punters!!

I'd appreciate any answers, thank you soo much in advance!!

Look forward to the feedback, much appreciated!!

Bexxy you have not mentioned what degree this dissertation is for BA/BSc/MA/MSc? Politics, Sociology, Psychology? How can responders check your credentials as a bone fine student? Most genuine researchers use an university email address for verification.

How does asking punters questions answer your basic objective regarding Protection and safety of Sex Workers.

Have you cleared your methodology with your dissertation supervisor. Will they accept a methodology which by its nature cannot be checked? Will the second marker and/or external examiner accept the findings which cannot be verified by external means?

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Hi everyone!

I am a writing my final year dissertation on the Protection and Welfare of Sex Workers in the UK and am looking for some help in answering a few questions about punters!!

I'd appreciate any answers, thank you soo much in advance!!

Look forward to the feedback, much appreciated!!

For any answer we would need a concrete question! or a questionnaire!

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Hi Melanie. The way I read the request it sounded like a typical student's writing style. Which to the more mature and refined people, like you and I, is also a bit cocky. You can register your displeasure by ignoring her. If nobody responded to the request then Bexxy would figure out for herself where she's going wrong and try a different tactic.

That is of course a perfectly valid point, but it will also mean that the data that Bexxyboo receives is further skewed as she is no longer getting even close to a random sample of posters on Punternet.

Maybe collecting representative data is not important for her thesis/project, perhaps she just wants some interesting anecdotes.

What surprises me a little is that this request looks rather like a last minute rush to dash off a few thousand words for a project, it doesn't smack of a sound approach to doing some real research. Apologies for the grumpy sermon :P

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I do not know if Bexxy is genuine or not, but some of the responses to her have been rude and patronising. There was nothing offensive in her approach, even if her language was informal.

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I'm with Rockenroll on this one - some of you were a bit hard on the girl - from her brief posts she seems to me to be a typical student who has had a good idea on how to liven up her thesis. Anyway I've PM'd her to volunteer to answer any questions she has but heard nothing back, although I suppose it's a bit early for a student as it's not lunchtime yet!

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What surprises me a little is that this request looks rather like a last minute rush to dash off a few thousand words for a project, it doesn't smack of a sound approach to doing some real research. Apologies for the grumpy sermon :P

Well it is final draft time of year, maybe she should have come on here in October and done some proper research.

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We get students & researchers visiting often asking for help with their thesis and dissertations. The reaction and help they receive varies depending on their approach and ability to convince the membership of their bona-fides. Even Brooke Magnanti was initially met with scepticism.

I suggest you use the search feature to find them, (try searching for words like student, research, dissertation, thesis) to gain andinsight into effective approaches, it should also turn up numerous solid leads and citations for academic research in this field.

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I think the OP should go to Grantham for field research.

That area is a well known punting dissert.

Give the OP a break, she is new to actually communicating with WG's and punters, and some of the replies seem unnecessarily aggressive, or are you giving her her just disserts?

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To anyone who was wondering I am a BA Hons Journalism student. My university course details, email address and reasons for my questioning has already been passed on and accepted by the administrator; do you think he would have let me post the thread otherwise?

The reason I havn't put the questions in this thread is because Jkay asked me to communicate with anyone who would like to be involved via private mail; if i was unclear before I am looking for punters to mail me if they would like to answer a few quick questions.

Thanks again to everyone who has replied and keep the responses coming

bexxy :)

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I do not know if Bexxy is genuine or not, but some of the responses to her have been rude and patronising. There was nothing offensive in her approach, even if her language was informal.

Yes some may find what I posted as rude and patronising. Bexxy, would have been doing okay but in responding to Xenia's post she finished with

'Also sooo sorry about the exclamation marks, didn't mean to offend anyone!!!' Maybe I didn't get it was meant to be a jest ?

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Bexxy, i am at a loss why you are getting such a hard time, maybe the women having a go are jealous you are getting an education and maybe earning a few extra quid escorting, i don't know, but the hostility is baffling, but certainly strengthens my argument on another thread why i would never marry a WG, or ex WG.

However, you do need to be a bit more specific, you said you want questions answered, might i suggest actually listing the questions you want answered.

Some of what you ask may well have already been covered on threads, but i think it is unreasonable to expect you to trawl through every thread on here

Jealous of what exactly ? This is a nic that has appeared on a forum, who has asked for 'punters' to contact them and tell them 'stuff' about their punting.

And you make some pretty big presumptions that others aren't getting an education, or have one. Yours is the pretty standard stock reponse of one who has the depth of a puddle.

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First of all, it is not final draft time of year, what uni do you go to?

The results from my questions are not going to be used as data, or anecdotes, and I'm not doing this to rattle out a couple of thousand words in articles, in what context would that work? NEWSFLASH.. MEN BUY SEX! I can see it on every tabloid front page now.

I'm doing this just to find out a bit about men who purchase sexual services. Because my dissertation is based around protection and welfare of sex workers, unfortunately a lot of my research has been focused on prostitutes who have been attacked, raped, coerced, manipulated and pimped. Obviously, there are lots of nasty clients out there who will abuse vulnerable girls so I'm doing this to remind myself of the nice clients who pay for sex for their own personal reasons because you forget about them a bit after hearing all the horror stories.

If this bothers anyone (clearly) then I apologise but I don't see why it would, I'm not asking any WG's to help. Argumentative bunch, got out the wrong side of the bed?

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Bexxy, i am at a loss why you are getting such a hard time, maybe the women having a go are jealous you are getting an education and maybe earning a few extra quid escorting, i don't know, but the hostility is baffling, but certainly strengthens my argument on another thread why i would never marry a WG, or ex WG.

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Given your self-centred and quite blinkered attitude on a few threads, I doubt your ‘social skills’ would be attractive enough for any former or still working WG to warrant having a relationship with you other than a paid one. Most would be happy to put up with a pompous bore if paid handsomely but for free for longer than a few hours...? :rolleyes:

As for jealousy, as said in the previous post why and what for. How do you think many ladies have financed even their post graduate studies?

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