Durham Sex work training is DEFENDED by the university.

Watch
Anonymous #1
#1
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#1
I mean seriously? Are we normalising the exploitation of vulnerable students and saying it's ok to pay for sex. How about helping these people instead? Disgusting END OF!!!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-59263071
0
reply
GabiAbi84
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 1 week ago
#2
"Anyone who cares about the safety of students should support this training and educate themselves about its actual content before making poorly judged comments,"

Taken straight from the article but so very apt.
9
reply
cleveranimal56
Badges: 20
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 1 week ago
#3
I feel like we're not getting all the information here. But at first look, this is quite strange from Durham.
Last edited by cleveranimal56; 1 week ago
1
reply
Anonymous #1
#4
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#4
(Original post by GabiAbi84)
"Anyone who cares about the safety of students should support this training and educate themselves about its actual content before making poorly judged comments,"

Taken straight from the article but so very apt.
Support the training of prostitutes? Yup that's what you just said in effect. If Durham were supporting vulnerable people and helping them out of prostitution that would make a heck of a lot more sense.
1
reply
AmIReallyHere
Badges: 20
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report 1 week ago
#5
It's really like sex education - we're taught it so that we know the dangers and can make a decision for ourselves, it also means that students are less likely to be thrown into danger having no knowledge but going into sex work (and if it has encouraged someone into sex work at least they have more of a chance of being safe...)
6
reply
GabiAbi84
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 1 week ago
#6
(Original post by Anonymous)
Support the training of prostitutes? Yup that's what you just said in effect. If Durham were supporting vulnerable people and helping them out of prostitution that would make a heck of a lot more sense.
It isn’t anywhere near what I said-and you thinking that it is is just proving the point that the quote was making…
0
reply
GabiAbi84
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#7
Report 1 week ago
#7
(Original post by Anonymous)
Support the training of prostitutes? Yup that's what you just said in effect. If Durham were supporting vulnerable people and helping them out of prostitution that would make a heck of a lot more sense.
And no, support the training of those who are in the position to support students… which is what it was all about.
0
reply
BrainDrain
Badges: 18
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#8
Report 1 week ago
#8
(Original post by GabiAbi84)
And no, support the training of those who are in the position to support students… which is what it was all about.
If you have reached the age of 18 and are clever enough to get a place at Durham University you certainly will know doing sex work has more risk involved than working at Tesco's.
Perhaps the University is able to point them in the direction of a "manager" someone who will find them all the work they can handle, beat them at least twice a week and supply them with adulterated drugs so they live in "happy slappy" land.
Not sure it will look good on a CV as extra curricula.... but it takes sorts I suppose.
0
reply
GabiAbi84
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#9
Report 1 week ago
#9
(Original post by BrainDrain)
If you have reached the age of 18 and are clever enough to get a place at Durham University you certainly will know doing sex work has more risk involved than working at Tesco's.
Perhaps the University is able to point them in the direction of a "manager" someone who will find them all the work they can handle, beat them at least twice a week and supply them with adulterated drugs so they live in "happy slappy" land.
Not sure it will look good on a CV as extra curricula.... but it takes sorts I suppose.
Umm…what are you talking about?
Did you Read the article?
1
reply
BrainDrain
Badges: 18
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#10
Report 1 week ago
#10
(Original post by GabiAbi84)
Umm…what are you talking about?
Did you Read the article?
Durham University has defended its decision to offer training sessions to help students involved in sex work.

Seems to say it all really, .........maybe you don't understand the darker side of the sex industry.
Last edited by BrainDrain; 1 week ago
2
reply
GabiAbi84
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#11
Report 1 week ago
#11
(Original post by BrainDrain)
Durham University has defended its decision to offer training sessions to help students involved in sex work.

Seems to say it all really, .........maybe you don't understand the darker side of the sex industry.
“Seems to say it all”-key word there is “seems”- you’ve literally read the sub-headline and decided you know the story.

Yes, the training sessions are for the people who support students. They aren’t training students for the sex industry…

“Durham Students' Union welfare and liberation officer Jonah Graham said the training's target audience was those who support students "so they understand the legal, safety, and wellbeing concerns of students and how to respond to disclosures sensitively".”

Maybe you don’t understand how having trained support can help keep people safe and protect them from the “darker side of the sex industry” ?

I expect you think that counsellors and support staff shouldn’t be trained on how to support students having issues with drugs or mental health or alcohol either?
Last edited by GabiAbi84; 1 week ago
3
reply
Alexdrake
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#12
Report 1 week ago
#12
(Original post by GabiAbi84)
"Anyone who cares about the safety of students should support this training and educate themselves about its actual content before making poorly judged comments,"

Taken straight from the article but so very apt.
Also from another article in the Spectator by a first year Durham Student: 'Indeed, according to a systematic review of research, globally, sex workers have a 45 to 75 per cent chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job. Over 50 per cent of sex workers suffer from at least one psychiatric disorder, in comparison to just over 30 per cent of the general population. Simply put, for universities and student unions to encourage young people to go down this route is morally indefensible'



https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...ering-training
Last edited by Alexdrake; 1 week ago
0
reply
the bear
Badges: 20
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#13
Report 1 week ago
#13
tbh there is no reason why Sex Work should not become a degree subject in its own right.
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#14
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#14
(Original post by BrainDrain)
If you have reached the age of 18 and are clever enough to get a place at Durham University you certainly will know doing sex work has more risk involved than working at Tesco's.
Perhaps the University is able to point them in the direction of a "manager" someone who will find them all the work they can handle, beat them at least twice a week and supply them with adulterated drugs so they live in "happy slappy" land.
Not sure it will look good on a CV as extra curricula.... but it takes sorts I suppose.
Exactly. Maybe the university's safety and welfare advice could include a Post Consultation Tool Kit. 'We at Durham suggest Arnica for those pesky bruises you may receive from demanding customers......' Diane Abbott described the policy as 'horrific' I would hazard a guess that Durham University would say that Diane is 'out of touch regarding the so-called liberation of working class students struggling to make ends meet.'
0
reply
Cancelled Alice
Badges: 17
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#15
Report 1 week ago
#15
(Original post by the bear)
tbh there is no reason why Sex Work should not become a degree subject in its own right.
Combined degrees in ‘Sex work’, Spanish and Finance are just over the horizon.
1
reply
ROTL94
Badges: 20
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#16
Report 1 week ago
#16
(Original post by the bear)
tbh there is no reason why Sex Work should not become a degree subject in its own right.
Can't wait for the anouncement of the MA program in turning tricks and pimping hos.
Last edited by ROTL94; 1 week ago
0
reply
Cancelled Alice
Badges: 17
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#17
Report 1 week ago
#17
If the funding available to students leaves them with little choice but to prostitute themselves, that is disgusting. Maybe Durham could defund its security department and pump money into providing bursaries to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
1
reply
Anonymous #2
#18
Report 1 week ago
#18
schlatty patties frfr ong this si spendublier
0
reply
StriderHort
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#19
Report 1 week ago
#19
Meh, probably for the best as more and more people try it, no matter how many puritans try and insert their own narratives. No ones being forced to enrol on it right?
0
reply
Alexdrake
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#20
Report 1 week ago
#20
I didn't realise this but apparently Durham have level 1 and 2 courses in this prestigious subject. Maybe there is a BA hons in the pipeline. For balance here's a quote from The Times:

'Michelle Donelan, the minister for higher and further education, said the Russell Group university was “legitimising a dangerous industry” and “badly failing in their duty to protect” after it backed a Durham Students Union (DSU) email to all students and staff advertising two levels of courses.'

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d...kers-6wcj7ncfh
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Would you give consent for uni's to contact your parent/trusted person in a mental health crisis?

Yes - my parent/carer (40)
30.77%
Yes - a trusted person (32)
24.62%
No (38)
29.23%
I'm not sure (20)
15.38%

Watched Threads

View All