Tag Archives: sex work

July 07

The messy spaces of justice

***Trigger warning, this posts discusses trauma and suicide******   Today I was preparing teaching materials for a first year module. I deliver the gender section.  Going through readings and clips I reminded myself of this bell hooks beauty. hooks speaks of love, and of the ability to have a radical openness that avoids the shutting […]

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  

March 22

Steadfast hope

  What a surreal week. I am still convinced I am living in an episode of Black Mirror.   Living through the initial stages of a global pandemic has been like standing on rail tracks waiting for the train to hit. I wrote about COVID-19 here.   There has been a variety of responses to […]

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 29

Critical thinking and drugs policy

My research on Organized Crime Groups (OCG’s) has been quoted in the Liverpool Echo Sunday 1st September 2019. I am the Co-Founder and Facilitator of a social group for blind and visually impaired people. On bank holiday Monday we had a lovely walk and then a few soft drinks outside a pub enjoying the sun. […]

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 […]