Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work & Porn

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I have cut and paste the conference information below, this looks like a fantastic event with incredible speakers.

The Crime and Conflict Research Centre at Middlesex University is delighted to announce this year’s annual conference theme:

Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work and Pornography

Feminism has traditionally had an uncomfortable relationship with pornography and sex work, often positioning women in these industries as hapless victims, and men as perpetrators and criminals. In the face of increasing criminalisation of sex work and censorship of pornography, this conference will aim to look at the ways in which both porn and the sex industry have been construed as violence towards women in the popular imaginary. Our intention is to present alternative ways of looking at women’s involvement in, and engagement with, both sex work and pornography, especially within the context of contemporary feminism.

We will have academic speakers, sex worker activists, and third sector practitioners speaking about these issues – we welcome everyone who is interested in exploring these issues in a respectful and engaging setting.

If you require more information please contact Christiana Rose at c.rose@mdx.ac.uk

Do you have questions about Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work &Porn? Contact Dr Erin Sanders-McDonagh and Dr Lucy Neville

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