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Challenging the Stigma of Sex Work in the Media


Leeds Trinity University is proud to present Challenging the Stigma of Sex Work in the Media – a Trinity Talk with Dr Kate Lister.

What's happening?

Historians, social researchers and sex workers have long evidenced how people who sell sexual services are stigmatised and discriminated against. The media often portrays sex work as controversial and taboo, perpetuating a stereotype of those who sell sex as immoral. And these media narratives exert a powerful influence on public opinion, stereotypes and stigma. But what happens when we challenge this stigma?

In this Trinity Talk – which takes place during Leeds Trinity's Journalism and Media Week – historian, author, lecturer and researcher Dr Kate Lister will use her own academic research to investigate how stigma against sex workers is formed, shaped, and reflected in the mass media. She'll discuss what the consequences of this are, and how writers, academics, journalists and the general public can challenge the stigma.


Wednesday 6 November 2019

  • 6.00pm – Arrival and refreshments
  • 6.30pm – Trinity Talk and Q&A session
  • 8.00pm – Drinks reception and networking
  • 9.00pm – Event finish


Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD


Tickets are available from £6 for the early bird rate (until midnight Sunday 6 October) or £8 thereafter. Tickets can be purchased on the night for £10.

How can I book?

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Further information?

For queries relating to this event please email Events Coordinator Christopher Hulme or call 0113 467 3942. 

For press enquiries please contact Corporate Communications Manager Hayley Cook.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Leeds Trinity University's Inspiring Futures Programme.