Author Topic: Neglecting the sex industry  (Read 513 times)

Tickle

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Neglecting the sex industry
« on: April 02, 2017, 10:05:04 AM »
The Independent has a story covering Doctor Victoria Bateman advocating that economists treat the sex industry on the same grounding as male dominated professions.

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I have academic papers on transferred trauma (affecting medical staff especially female nurses in trauma departments) and legal citations on transferred malice. I believe sex work is a public health and discrimination issue. Agencies who do not conduct proper screening may also be vicariously liable under the Health and Safety at Work Act and also the Companies Act. There may also be possible claims against porn companies for not making the boundary between not real entertainment and safe sex practices more clear. (Contract and intellectual property law may be useful case research to establish the balance of liability and boundaries.)
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Braziliana

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Re: Neglecting the sex industry
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 05:04:43 PM »
In line with Dr Bateman's comments, lawmakers who deem the selling of sex fundamentally immoral should explain why consensual prostitution is any more so than, say, consensual violence. Apart from being legal (not to mention, for a lucky few, highly lucrative), boxing, a male-dominated profession, is one of our national sports, I think we would all agree. (This is an expansion of Dr Bateman's argument regarding the right to make money with one's body)

I feel that if Dr Bateman, or someone with similar views to hers (with both the articulate speech & personal composure needed to influence thinking), had been on this morning's episode of The Big Questions, where the question of decriminalising prostitution was debated, my own position as an autonomously-employed prostitute may have been given adequate representation.
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Re: Neglecting the sex industry
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 06:04:39 PM »
Thank you for your view. This made much more sense than mine. I wonder if like you say Doctor Bateman or someone with similar views articulated a position then the range of contributory opinion from a range of other experts might be encouraged and substantiate things further.