The Vixen Hour – The Media, Stigma & Sex Work

http://joy.org.au/thevixenhour/2013/01/the-media-stigma-and-sex-work/

“We’ll be talking about the impact mainstream media reporting has on sex workers, an analysis of the media in 2012 and the ways sex workers can work towards getting better representation in the press.”

Appearance to discuss the initial results of the Sex Work, Stigma & the Media Research Project, focusing on print media in Victoria at present – some statistics are as we (as sex workers) might expect eg. use of the word “prostitution”, other results are surprising.  Sex workers can use research like this to focus activism and both:

1) push back against toxic media more effectively

2) produce pro-active, positive sex worker media

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