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Current Journalistic Representation: Assessment & Suggestions from Im/migrant Women Engaged in Indoor Sex Work

Hear from the women themselves:

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As a journalist, you have the ability to influence how the public perceives im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work.

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Im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work or working in massage businesses are reluctant to speak with you because of safety concerns and stigma.

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However, these women also state that journalists can give them a voice and provide support for them as they try to access their basic human rights.

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Journalists can, and should, work to improve the representation of im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work to help elevate their voices and experiences without causing them harm.

See SWAN’s full resource for some of the things im/migrant women working in massage businesses and private apartments want you to know about current journalistic representation of sex work.

See here for a resource on why language matters and how words can hurt.

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