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BBC breakfaat - report on Ugly Mugs Scheme

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mysterymeg Thu 11-Apr-13 08:24:21

The ugly mugs scheme is a method of reporting dangerous punters and attacks on sex workers.

Report this morning talking about how it's actually helping reduce crime against the "general public". All important and good stuff but some of tge soundbites from experts and the investigators made me feel uncomfortable as there seemed to be a feeling that if it was only protecting sex workers it wouldn't be as valuable. Implication seemed to also be that tge data was only being analysed in as much detail as there was a benefit to wider society.

Maybe I'm being too sensitive but I think protecting a sex worker is just as valuable as protecting a "normal" citizen.

WallyBantersJunkBox Thu 11-Apr-13 09:20:10

You are correct, as most level headed people would agree.

But there is an amazing amount of prejudice out there, and presumably they are trying to appeal to the "general" public and feel they have to take narrow minded people into account. People who would think a sex worker was a sub class and not a real person.

I suppose some people will think that a sex worker perhaps acknowledges there is more risk to their safety when they put themselves into dangerous situations knowingly, but perhaps a member of the public accidentally doing the same i.e. waking through an area and being mistaken for a sex worker would be more "innocent"?

Not saying I agree, just trying to understand how other people may think.

WallyBantersJunkBox Thu 11-Apr-13 09:21:40

Great scheme, and also applies to male and transgender sex workers at risk too.

But if there is a greater benefit that other people may not have foreseen then it's a win win IMO.

StickEmUpPunk Thu 11-Apr-13 13:02:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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