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    Lightbulb New UK survey...

    ...coming out next week

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...arities-survey

    Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities survey

    One of largest ever surveys of industry reveals pressures that lead people to sex work, including inability to meet living costs on low NHS pay

    Diane Taylor
    Friday 27 February 2015

    More than 70% of UK sex workers have previously worked in healthcare, education or charities, while more than a third hold university degrees, according to one of the largest surveys of the industry ever undertaken.
    The academic research, carried out by Leeds University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, also reveals the pressures that lead people to enter the sex industry, with one respondent saying she could not keep up her mortgage repayments while earning 50 a day as an NHS care assistant.

    The study of 240 sex workers including 196 women, 28 men and 12 transgender people focused on those who were not trafficked or coerced into selling sex but had chosen to do so, and most worked from within premises rather than on the streets.

    Of those surveyed, 172 (71%) had previously worked in health, social care, education, childcare or charities. The second most common former area of employment was retail, with 81 people (33.7%) having worked in the industry.
    Some of the more unusual previous jobs of sex workers to emerge in the study include road haulier manager, merchant navy caterer and life coach.


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    I couldn't help but notice that 196+28+12 does not quite come to 240, any guesses what category the last 4 are in?
    Mmmm-hmm




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    Another survey that the likes of TORL and Ruhama need to ignore as a matter of urgency.

    The problem with these NGOs is their funding disappears if they admit the truth, so it's in their own interests to promote the lies and make up more of their own. If the Dail had the wit and the courage to challenge the made-up statistics and spurious arguments (as Westminster did recently), this whole thing would be thrown out of the chamber in minutes. Don't hold your breath though. Wit and courage are seldom seen in Irish govt, north or south.
    2014 in Northern Ireland:

    Number of reported attacks on sex workers 70

    Number of sex trafficking cases ZERO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidontour View Post
    Another survey that the likes of TORL and Ruhama need to ignore as a matter of urgency.

    The problem with these NGOs is their funding disappears if they admit the truth, so it's in their own interests to promote the lies and make up more of their own. If the Dail had the wit and the courage to challenge the made-up statistics and spurious arguments (as Westminster did recently), this whole thing would be thrown out of the chamber in minutes. Don't hold your breath though. Wit and courage are seldom seen in Irish govt, north or south.
    There's one saying I quite like, and it certainly applies to the groups of people you've mentioned.

    "It's very hard to get a man (or woman) to understand something if their job depends on them NOT understanding it."

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