Author Topic: BuzzFeed News story about police treatment of sex workers  (Read 381 times)

HannahAl-Othman

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BuzzFeed News story about police treatment of sex workers
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:56:53 PM »
Hi, my name is Hannah and I'm a reporter with BuzzFeed News.

I'm working on a piece about police treatment of sex workers. I won't go into too much detail here, as I don't want to give my story away, but I'm really interested in speaking to any sex workers who have reported a crime to police and felt that they have not had a satisfactory outcome.

I understand that some people may not be comfortable speaking to a journalist, but I want to assure you that I can guarantee complete anonymity to anyone who does not wish for their identity to be revealed.

I have already spoken to the ECP and NUM about this story, but I am really keen to hear from sex workers themselves also.

I would be more than happy to go into more details about my research etc., and can be contacted on email: [email protected] My Twitter DMs are also open, and I can be found at @HannahAlothman.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I've included some examples of my work below too.

Best wishes,
Hannah.

Here is some stuff I have written in the past in this area:
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sweetmilf

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Re: BuzzFeed News story about police treatment of sex workers
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 06:01:21 PM »
You cannot generalise "police" as a whole or a single entity.  They are all different in different areas, some are better educated and aware of the type of crime experienced by sex workers, others, utter rubbish.

HannahAl-Othman

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Re: BuzzFeed News story about police treatment of sex workers
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 10:35:05 AM »
Hi! This is exactly what my piece is about - how a lot of forces are really, bad how that doesn't have to be the case, as others are doing things a lot better. Trying to gather experiences of sex workers from different areas of the country to illustrate this.

TheLittleMatchGirl

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Re: BuzzFeed News story about police treatment of sex workers
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 06:04:24 AM »
Why not write  something new for a change. No offence meant but it's sooo tiresome the typical sex worker stereotype.
I'd be interested to read an article about how mundane a job it is, I think I'm a typical prostitute and in 7years of working full time I have never even been verbally abused
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Re: BuzzFeed News story about police treatment of sex workers
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 04:42:58 PM »
Why not write  something new for a change. No offence meant but it's sooo tiresome the typical sex worker stereotype.
I'd be interested to read an article about how mundane a job it is, I think I'm a typical prostitute and in 7years of working full time I have never even been verbally abused

I was thinking about this recently! I'm dying to see a film or programme about someone who happens to be a sex worker but also does things like study, get a dog, look after a sick relative etc... with the focus on everything that isn't the sex work. My dog is sweet, my course is interesting and my job is so boring! I have plenty of group chats with more drama than my work life.
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