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11 February 2011

Who sells sex?

You see them on street corners, in classified ads and in clubs - what is the nature of sex work, and why do people enter the profession?

The woman on the street or truck stop, the agency or parlour worker... who sells sex? We take a brief look at sex, sex work and stereotypes.

Stereotyping is by nature superficial. It ignores the fact that sex workers, like any other workers, are multi-faceted - mothers, siblings, involved in other activities of society. This echos what we so often see with racism - assigning values and beliefs to the group, the "other", as a whole, in the process dehumanising the individual and making it easier to shun and to discriminate, purely on the basis of the person's membership to that group.

 
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