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Decriminalising: Demoralising? EUSA to vote on sex-work motion

Decriminalising: Demoralising? EUSA to vote on sex-work motion | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Students will have the chance to vote on whether Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) should actively support the decriminalisation of sex work at the Student Council meeting on Thursday 6 February.

The motion will call for EUSA to issue a statement demanding decriminalisation and to liaise with organisations such as SCOT-PEP and the Sex Worker’s Open University to work towards this goal.

The motion will also result in a zero-tolerance attitude to “whorephobia” and an investigation into how to support student sex workers at the university.

..."EUSA recently declared itself a feminist organisation. For me this is the most important issue for feminists in Edinburgh right now, and we have to do everything within our power to stop it.”

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Mistress Matisse: Unsolicited, Indeed: A Letter From Professor Patti Adler

Mistress Matisse: Unsolicited, Indeed: A Letter From Professor Patti Adler | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Wow, did I get a weird email today. 

 First, quick backstory: Professor Patti Adler is a professor of sociology at University of Colorado Boulder. Last year, a class she teaches about prostitution came under fire. There were conflicting reports about her being fired or leaving voluntarily, but it seemed she had left. Then, she came back. (Or maybe she never really left, it’s unclear to me.)
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College Professor Told To Stop Teaching About Prostitution, Or Else

College Professor Told To Stop Teaching About Prostitution, Or Else | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Dr. Patricia Adler, who teaches a popular course on the topic of deviance at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was recently warned by university administrators that she must stop giving her regular lecture on prostitution, or run the risk of being fired and losing her retirement benefits. Adler, who has reportedly given this lecture forty times over the last two decades, was stunned by this development, as were many college faculty members around the world, myself included.

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Can’t deny admission to children of sex workers: State - Indian Express

Can’t deny admission to children of sex workers: State - Indian Express | Sex Work | Scoop.it

CRACKING the whip on schools flouting norms, the state has issued a government resolution (GR) that categorically says admission cannot be denied to children of sex workers and transgenders.

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FYI, Julie Bindel: Your Ideas About Sex Work Reseach Affect Sex Worker Students

FYI, Julie Bindel: Your Ideas About Sex Work Reseach Affect Sex Worker Students | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As we all know, sex work is about making money, so for anyone who is a sex worker because school is so goddamned expensive, the threat of job loss would effectively bar them from researching their own occupations. Or would special ethics restrictions only apply to students who get into sex work forresearch — the already-sullied are good to go, but the Research Ethics Board must defend the chastity of the non-whoring students? Would they “protect” other feminists and labour scholars from conducting autoethnographic research?

 

I’m writing a paper right this second using an autoethnographic approach to sex work research. It’s scary enough to write about sex, work, sexual assault, disability, stigmatization, fear, shame, coercion and the host of other issues that have cropped up, without subjecting myself to regulation and discipline by an institution that is fundamentally uninterested in sex workers’ rights. The kind of pressure Bindel suggests putting on sex workers — and the kind of pressure the PAR-L poster does put on sex workers by highlighting “students direct involvement with the sex industry” in an attempt to generate moral panic — would have a chilling effect on sex worker-led research and a negative impact on sex workers’ access to education.

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