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A thread on what it’s like to be a female academic conducting critical research into the sex industry - or a journey through my last month at work. #MVAW #VAW #EndVAWG #EndDemand #highered #academia
Invited to speak at a UN consultation relating to gender, business and human rights. Despite discussions of the Modern Slavery Act and trafficking, no-one really wanted to talk about trafficking for sexual exploitation. #humantrafficking #modernslavery
But we do, as a wonderful colleague has worked hard to have panel specifically on aspects of this. At the last minute, the line-up is changed to include someone speaking on behalf of a sex industry lobby group.
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Something else I try to do every year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is to tweet parts of Dworkin's "I Want a 24 Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape." Read it in full here: rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resource… #MVAW #EndVAW #VAW #VAWG #16Days
Dworkin, addressing male allies: "We don't have forever. Some of us don't have another week or another day to take time for you to discuss whatever it is that will enable you to go out into those streets and do something." #MVAW #EndVAW #16Days
"We use statistics not to try to quantify the injuries, but to convince the world that those injuries even exist...But I hear about the rapes one by one by one by one by one, which is also how they happen. Those statistics are not abstract to me." #MVAW #EndVAW #16Days
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