Sex Workers: The Stigma Of Prostitution

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Prostitution has a strong stigma surrounding it and the people involved but if a successful form of discourse opens up then society can provide a safer space for sex workers, “Stigma was originally conceived by E. Goffman as an interactional phenomenon that played out in social judgment and stereotype infused encounters between “normal” and stigmatized persons” (Bruckert and Hannem, 49). A stigma does not just fall on one group of people but on all those who do not fit the norm of American society. Society picks out the differences in one group of people and creates a false culture and identity leading to the generalization of that group of people. This all falls heavily on sex workers. The hatred of them stems from ignorance and a heavy belief
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