Tag Archives: sex industry

November 11

Being a Sex Work Researcher

If you are new to my blog and perhaps a student interested in the sex industry, this post is for you. It addresses some of the many issues and questions frequently raised. It’s also for me as a space for gathering different ideas together, and connecting up what I have been writing here for the […]

March 29

Filth Caves and Vulgar Peverted Masses

An Object supporter on twitter this week called lap-dancing venues ‘Filth Caves’ which I found fascinating. I have reproduced this from the 29.03.14 edition of the Daily Mail. It is correspondence between a concerned reader and ‘Agony Aunt’ Bel Mooney. It represents beautifully the Mary Whitehouse ideas that are parroted wholesale by many in the […]

March 28

Call for papers! Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape

We are very excited to announce our call for papers! Please note the extended deadline is 30th June 2014. Guest Edition – Graduate Journal of Social Science Call for Papers Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape Editors:Gemma Ahearne, Leeds Metropolitan University Laura Connelly, University of Leeds Laura Jarvis-King, […]

December 31

Postgraduate Bi-Annual Sex Work Conference, January 2014

I am so excited and nervous in equal measure for this conference. It is being held at the University of Leeds on 16th January 2014 9am until 4pm, full details are here. I cannot wait to meet everyone, and hear all the different papers. I have included the draft programme below. The organisers are Dr […]

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: Home Office Prostitution Inquiry Report From Law Enforcement to Protection? […]

December 23

Invisible Men

[Photo courtesy of Recycled Rita] You may aware of a project called Invisible Men which is frequently quoted to ‘prove’ that all sex work is harmful, and all those who purchase sexual services are abusers. Do you think all men (and it appears here only women sell sex, and only men buy…) who have ‘free’ […]

December 07

Lap dancing closures in Leeds

Photo courtesy of this blog post about the club closures. Blog updated to include Prof Phil Hubbard’s post. I am absolutely horrified and furious to read the news that 3 lap-dancing clubs in Leeds must close. I have been following the activities online for over 12 months, here and here. My thoughts are with the […]