You guys, I think we've hit the point of no return:
This is very sad.
Let me show you something:
A poll of 3,200 students last year claimed that four per cent of British students — almost one in 20 — were using sex work to fund their courses, while one in ten say they would do it in a 'cash emergency'...
With a total student population of 2.38million, this could mean that more than 95,000 students across Britain are currently doing sex work.
Among the student sex workers, 28 per cent said they had slept with someone or escorted, while 71 per cent had sent intimate photos, web-cammed or sold images of themselves on clip-sharing subscription sites such as OnlyFans.
That is out of control, and something needs to be done to stop it.
But this—this ain't it:
A fully-booked session, advertised by [Durham University's] student union, held last night via Zoom was billed as 'an interactive course that explores the challenges student sex workers can face'.
Here's what the invite said:
Training opportunity: Students involved in the Adult Sex Industry
Student sex workers should not face any barriers to accessing support which is well informed and free from prejudice. The SU position on students in sex work are clear: support, informed advice, destigmatisation and collaboration with expert organizations. We are happy to announce an important part of the work towards our goals, implemented by the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response team in coordination with North East Sex Work forum and student Sex workers.
So that's something. They just went ahead and—instead of teaching students the dangers of sex work—they went ahead and told them how to safely perform sex work.
Great. That's just great.
Universities, because they cost so much to attend and are highly esteemed, are now training students on how to be sex workers.
And that's the dumbest thing I've heard all week.