What Fundamentalist Christian Universities Can Learn from Sex Workers About Consent Culture: A Cultural Study
At present, there remains an extensive gap in research regarding the connections between conservative Christian universities and campus rape culture. Through the lens of sex work, What Fundamentalist Christian Universities Can Learn from Sex Workers About Consent Culture: A Cultural Study aims to address this disparity by analyzing the shortfalls of both United States policy in preventing the marginalization of sex workers and fundamentalist Christian universities in maintaining student safety. Studying sex work in relation to rape culture on university campuses is a provocative but constructive approach to defining those taboo subjects–like sex, personal boundaries, and consent–which are often left out of the conversation and policies of conservative Christian universities. By highlighting the ways in which sex workers safely explore sexual intimacy through the practice of open dialogue, this thesis seeks to build an understanding of the kind of environment that is most conducive to the wellbeing and acceptance of university students.