The sex industry is an endless source of prurient drama for the mainstream media Recent years have seen a panic over online red light districts, which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof s live tweeting of a Cambodian
The only thing the writers in this book have in common is that they ve exchanged sex for money They re PhDs and dropouts, soccer moms and jailbirds, 2,500 a night call girls and 10 crack hos, and everything in between This anthology lends a voice to an underrepresented population that is
This groundbreaking work explodes several myths that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims, and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self interest Laura Agust n makes a passionate case against these
Whores and Other Feminists is the first volume to examine sex work and the sex industry through the eyes of self identified feminist sex workers strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, producers and performers, dominatrices and their allies Comprising a range of voices from both within and
Being a sex worker isn t something to write home about for most women and men in the 12 billion a year sex industry.Prostitutes, strippers, and adult film stars put themselves, and what they do for a living, out on the street, stage, and TV screen every day, but they often keep their working
A graphic and uncompromising autobiographical bender, the story of Tea s years as a prostitute, with provocative illustrations by Laurenn McCubbin.
You hear that selling sex is degrading you hear that no one would ever choose to do it you hear that it s dangerous that women get abused and killed You often hear, There should be a law against it Or, perhaps just against the buyers What do sex workers want That s not something you hear
The first and possibly only book to be reviewed favorably in both The Women s Review of Books and Hustler, Sex Work popularized the term sex work to describe the occupations of street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, escorts, porn actresses, and workers in massage parlors, and so changed
A provocative history that reveals how sex workers have been at the vanguard of social justice movements for the past fifty years while building a movement of their own that challenges our ideas about labor, sexuality, feminism, and freedom Documenting five decades of sex worker activism, Sex
Generations of social thinkers have assumed that access to legitimate paid employment and a decline in the double standard would eliminate the reasons behind women s participation in prostitution Yet in both the developing world and in postindustrial cities of the West, sexual commerce has
Decreed by David Letterman tongue in cheek on CBS TV s The Late Show to be the pick of Dave s Book Club 2006, Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper At the age of twenty four, Diablo Cody decided there had to be to life than typing copy at an ad
When Harvard medical student Alexa Albert conducted a public health study as the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada, the only state in the union where prostitution is legal, neither she nor the brothel could have predicted the end result Having worked with homeless prostitutes in Times Square, Albert
Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group.
Indecent is not your average I stripped my way through college memoir Sarah Katherine Lewis is a veteran of the sex industry who started small doing lingerie modeling and striptease shows but for reasons including the desire to earn money and curiosity about other types of sex work, she
pread, an Utne Award winning magazine by and for sex workers, was independently published from 2005 to 2011 This collection features enduring essays about sex work around the world, first person stories that range from deeply traumatic to totally hilarious, analysis of media and culture, and
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA SOUTHERN LIVING 2016 BOOK OF THE YEARAn explosive, true life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish.Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight