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Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape

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Haven't had time to look through it yet, but some of the articles in this latest issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Science look like they might be quite interesting, especially some of those lower down in the table of contents.

This article definitely looks worth reading. It includes lots of quotes from "a popular escort internet forum" which it doesn't name but is obviously UK based - I guess either Punternet or SAAFE.

And this article should be bread by anyone in the UK who seriously wants to develop an evidence based political policy on sex work. It:

considers how inaccurate or partial information has been used to present a misleading picture of the sex worker population in the UK. It considers the methodological challenges in calculating the size and composition of the British sex worker population, presents new estimates of the numbers and comparative proportions of female, male and transgender sex workers in street-based and indoor sectors in Britain and demonstrates ways in which the working experiences and perspectives of indoor-based sex workers challenge the messages perpetuated in policy and media discourses.  It suggests that changes to the law to protect sex workers’ rights and safety need to move away from criminalisation, towards recognition of sex work as a legitimate occupation.


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