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abimathered

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Hello, My name is Abi and Im a student studying criminology at Uni.
In two weeks I have to do a presentation on how Sex Workers deal with the stigma associated with the job.
I would really appreciate if somebody could give me some first hand feedback.
Thank you very much for reading.
Abi.




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amy

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Given that sex workers are not criminals, what does the existance of stigma specific to us have to do with your supposed course topic?

I will also point out to members that this originates from a free hotmail address rather than a credible academic one, so as ever, mind how you go if you do decide to get in touch.
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abimathered

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The module of criminology I chose to Study is Self Stigma and Spoilt Identity.
I can private message anybody with my Student email if they would prefer.
I know that what you do is not a crime I just wanted an insight from somebody real rather than having to rely on theorists and perspectives.
Sorry If I have upset anybody.
Abi

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Hello ladies,

Amy - When I did mine there was a module involving the theory, practices and policy surrounding sex workers. I was quite stunned that a legal profession was heavily debated within the subject. But that is a debate within itself, so I shall shush.

OP - I suggest you provide a link to an online survey (and do it in a manner that does not make us feel that you think we are all uneducated desperadoes that have no choice, or crack whores as some of the surveys I have seen posted on here do), then some of us make take time out to assist. I'm not of course saying you would word things wrongly.

I'm afraid I am personally no use to you though as everyone I have told willingly, shows support.

Good luck x

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Hi OP,

Cross posted.

I believe that explores 'deviance', types of stigma, stigma in different types of social contexts etc? It is studied along with sociology too? So whilst it is a module where you can explore in relation to sex workers, it is not associating sex workers with criminals. Would that be about right?

H x



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abimathered

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As suggested I have made a very short survey. There are only five questions.

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=ynvcjkf0ws2ce31218963

Thank you very much for taking part if you manage to.

Abi

abimathered

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H, yes you are correct. The module I am doing is Self Stigma and spoilt identity. So it looks at how society as a whole treat people who do not necessarily conform to 'Social Norms'.  We dont focus just on Sex - Workers we have also looked at non-heterosexual people, criminals, and different races and religions.
 
I don't do it with sociology I do it with law, law is very dry so my criminology module is my favourite.

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OP - I filled the survey in. Glad to see that you can still contribute to the survey even if you have not faced stigma.
Good luck with it x
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abimathered

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Thank you so much!!
It is very kind of you to help.
Abi


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I Just filled the survey too hun :)

Good luck on your project :) xx
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did it :) good luck xxx

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Submitted. All the best x

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Also done, good luck with it xx
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I would just like to say thank you to everybody that took the time to answer the questions for me.
I really appreciate it.
My presentation is tomorrow! So nervous - Wish Me Luck!!!!
 
Abi
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