The Demand Side of Sex Trafficking
Media Representations of Women and Men in Australia
Professor Bob Pease is from the School of Heath and Social Development at Deakin University. His research interests are in the fields of critical masculinity studies and critical social work practice. In the former area his specific research focus is on men’s violence against women and cross-cultural and global perspectives on men and masculinities. His article entitled The Sex Factor: Media Representations of Women and Men in Australia appeared in the Centre for Citizenship and Globilization Research Papers December 2013 issue. In this paper he argues that the media has a public role to play in fostering discussion about why men purchase sex. He concludes this article by challenging readers to ‘pressure the media to raise awareness of the demand side of prostitution and sexual exploitation and the role that men can play in challenging it.” Read more….