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catlady85

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Sex workers' experiences of domestic/family abuse
« on: 11 November 2021, 05:32:46 pm »
Hello,

My name is Victoria and I’m a PhD student at the University of Roehampton. I’m also a member of SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement) and Decrim Now: two sex worker led organisations active in working for sex worker rights. I sex worked myself between 2009-2020, and have been an activist since about 2015.

My thesis is titled “Exploring sex workers’ experience of domestic violence” and I have full ethical approval from my university.

If you are, or have been, a sex worker and have experienced domestic violence or abuse I would love to speak with you. This can be from a partner, ex-partner, or family member (that was/is over the age of 16).

Domestic violence or abuse are broad terms, and can include any of the following:

Name-calling, insults, threats or intimidation to you, your friends, pets or family; destroying or threatening to destroy your personal belongings, home or car.
Sulking, guilt-trips, threats or punishment because of your work, actions, looks, friendships or activities
Stalking, isolating, following or controlling you, including making unreasonable demands for your attention, stop you going to work, belittle you or blame you for the arguments or their bad mood
Physical aggression such as pushing, burning, punching, grabbing, choking or holding down
Made unwanted sexual demands, coerced, forced or pressured you to have sex or hurt you during sex?


All interviews are confidential and will last about 45-60 minutes each time. I am looking to interview people once or twice, depending on time commitments, and I will pay £50 each time. This can be cash, bank transfer, or a donation to a charity in your name.

If you have any questions or wish to be interviewed, please contact me here, or on holtv@roehampton.ac.uk, or on twitter [1]

You can read more of my work here [2] and see my academic credentials here [3].

[1] www.twitter.com/victoriabee27
[2]https://forgedintimacies.com/publications-and-talks/
[3] https://pure.roehampton.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/victoria-holt
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Re: Sex workers' experiences of domestic/family abuse
« Reply #1 on: 18 January 2022, 08:51:21 pm »
Just to say that I've spoken to about 12 people and would love to talk to some more. I'm gonna be interviewing until middle of March 2022 so if you're interested, send me a message. Thank you!!

Gypsy

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Re: Sex workers' experiences of domestic/family abuse
« Reply #2 on: 06 February 2022, 08:02:02 pm »
Hi Victoria, is this abuse during our time as sex workers or before?

I've had abuse before, but not during my time in this job.

Thank you  :)
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Re: Sex workers' experiences of domestic/family abuse
« Reply #3 on: 01 March 2022, 04:48:17 pm »
Hello,

Thanks for replying :)

I am looking to research the intersections of violence, so ideally them happening at the same time, or one causing the other.

Does this make sense?

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Re: Sex workers' experiences of domestic/family abuse
« Reply #4 on: 01 March 2022, 06:04:21 pm »
Yes, it does :) I will give you a message. Thank you
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