September 23

Dr Gemma Ahearne

Dr. Gemma Ahearne My main interests are the sex industry, gender, women in prison, women’s bodies, medical control of women, mental health, poverty, class, creative research methods. I welcome contact from any prospective students or research partners. I love both research and teaching, and aim to use innovative exciting methods in both the research field […]

December 29

Let’s Talk About Sex…. Work Resources

I am going to keep an updated list here of useful sex work articles and links that students or anyone else interested can easily access.   Open Access Journals   Social Sciences Sex Work Edition 2017   I am going to update the list here: Decriminalisation of Sex Work– report Home Office Prostitution Inquiry Report […]

November 06

Sex at Leeds Beckett

Well that got your attention! My lovely friend Lauren Smith who is a Ph.D researcher and part time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University needs your help. There is a facebook page for more research information, and you can find Lauren on twitter @Mowsi4. Even if you can’t take part in the study, please share widely, […]

October 16

Me too

I don’t owe you my story The chapped pages belong to me alone And my body remains here Silent Vigilant Dormant She owes you no explanation And no apology Whether it be the stripper dress, sickly sweet drenched skin Under unforgiving neon lights Revealing war torn furniture and beer bottles cast aside Or the pre-pubescent […]

July 14

Maria with the Red Hair

After I left sixth form, my dad died. After my undergraduate, my husband was in a coma in intensive care. And after getting my Ph.D we have had lots of family health problems and other traumas to contend with. Academia has been the last thing on my mind, and I certainly have a lot of […]

March 01

Activism Barbie

    Firstly I would like to thank Dr Paula Singleton of Leeds Beckett University, whom you can contact on twitter here. Paula very kindly shared her resources and ideas with me, and you can read about some of her Activism Barbie workshops on her blog. I would also like to thank Dr Kay Standing, Reader in […]

Sex Work Event 1st March 2017

January 14

The fear-mongering of the smear

Mention ‘smear tests’ (or ‘pap tests’ to our American friends) and everybody has an opinion. Many will have had an experience with abnormal cells themselves, and consequent procedures. Many will have heard about friends who have undergone such anxiety-ridden times. And most will say women should/must/have to have smear tests. And I am here to […]

January 02

Hello 2017

  Hey. Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of the year. I will aim to write on here regularly over the next 12 months, and  will finally blog about my Ph.D research. I never make new year resolutions, but instead make a list of goals/ things to try/ additions to the bucket list […]