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Getting into training around single sex work


Pratiba Palmer (now a film-maker) was then a youth worker, and I remember being denounced by her in a , for some transgression I’d committed in terms of , I’d doubtless stumbled over a word or something. It was when I was doing that I first did racism awareness and people were setting you up, and jumping down your throat, it was very bad training practice. That’s how I got involved in training, I’d been doing the girls’ work and I was then asked to go along and do some training around single sex work with young women, it was about sexism and understanding women’s oppression and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, it was a very sensitive subject, people got upset. We didn’t know how to handle that degree of emotion, we didn’t know what we were doing, there was a whole knowledge and skills base and we thought because we knew the subject, we could do it”.

Contributed by: Trisha McCabe, 51

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