Category Archives: Sex Work

September 21

Student Competition

This competition is open to all students. Submit a 1000 word blog post on stigma and sex work with the chance of winning an amazing new book by Dr Lynzi Armstrong and Professor Gillian Abel published by Bristol University Press. Deadline is 17th December 2020 and the winner will be announced after Christmas break. Details […]

August 26

Bearing witness

You can probably tell I am coming to the end of a long period of annual leave (5 glorious weeks to be exact). My mind is clearer and I am re-energised and motivated. My husband took this photo of me today, and it made me think. Good charities and orgs want their clients to develop […]

June 23

Publications

    Hi everyone, I have been asked to put some selected publications in an accessible place so I am listing them here.   Sex Workers in Prison Summary Report   They Only Care When There’s a Murder On: Contested Perceptions of Vulnerability   Paying the Price Sex Workers in Prison   GjSS Between Lapdancing […]

June 19

Page Three: The Naked Truth

I switched on Page Three: The Naked Truth with interest. The sex industry in all its guises is a contested space with campaigners calling to end the ‘exploitation’ and ‘objectification’ of women.   This fear of women displaying their breasts is nothing new. In the 1800s the anti-vice and puritan movements campaigned for Burlesque clubs […]

April 28

COVID-19 and Sex Work Research

I have been granted ethical approval by the University of Liverpool to undertake this research. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted those working in the sex industry. If you would like further information, please email me or contact me on twitter @princessjack   Thank you,   gemma x  

December 05

Teach Out: The Sexual City

There has been national strike action for 8 days for the UCU. Staff at 60 universities across the UK have walked out calling for meaningful discussions over pensions, pay, the gender pay gap and the casualization of labour. I have only been in my new job since September 30th but it was a privilege to […]

November 09

I stand with lap dancers

Another day and another lazy piece churned out in the press by a privileged middle class women who is happy to use the subject of lap dancing to get her fee.   I am not going to link it because it’s the same conflated mess you can find anywhere.   It is not helpful to […]

September 01

Talk at Bloc Projects Sheffield

  Yesterday I gave a performative talk at Bloc Projects in Sheffield. This was part of Alison J. Carr’s ‘Into The Spotlight’ exhibition.  Thank you to my wonderful friend Jess who took this photograph. I recently gave sensory guided walks for FACT in Liverpool which I blogged about here. Yesterday was a brilliant experience, I […]

August 25

Judgement

  Just chilling out on a sunny bank holiday Sunday afternoon reflecting on today’s sermon. The gospel reading was Luke 13:10-17. The passage which focuses on judgement resonated with a lot of debates I have had recently which have focused on the ‘other’, and in particular their worth or their status of being deserving or […]

August 18

Sex Workers and Faith

  As a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, I will be exploring the relationships between sex workers and faith, and indeed fundamentalist christian organizations and their unhealthy relationships with radical feminists (and the funding of such groups). I have blogged about theology and sex […]