Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

12 August 2020 | By Molly Smith | Filed in: sex work.

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 as

Whores and Other Feminists

12 August 2020 | By Jill Nagle | Filed in: sex work.

Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of sex workers strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, producers and performers, dominatrices and their allies Comprising a range of voices from both within and outside the academy, this collection draws from traditional

Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

12 August 2020 | By Laura María Agustín | Filed in: sex work.

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 n nLaura Agust n makes a passionate case against these ste

Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry

12 August 2020 | By Annie Oakley | Filed in: sex work.

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 live

Rent Girl

12 August 2020 | By Michelle Tea | Filed in: sex work.

A graphic and uncompromising autobiographical bender, the story of Tea s years as a prostitute, with provocative illustrations by Laurenn McCubbin.

Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry

12 August 2020 | By Frederique Delacoste | Filed in: sex work.

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

Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk

12 August 2020 | By Melinda Chateauvert | Filed in: sex work.

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 Worke

Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper

12 August 2020 | By Diablo Cody | Filed in: sex work.

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 ag

Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex

12 August 2020 | By Elizabeth Bernstein | Filed in: sex work.

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 contin

Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women

12 August 2020 | By Alexa Albert | Filed in: sex work.

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

Belle de Jour: Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl (Belle De Jour #1)

12 August 2020 | By Belle de Jour | Filed in: sex work.

Belle couldn t find a job after University Her impressive degree was not paying her rent or buying her food But after a fantastic threesome with a very rich couple that gave her a ton of money, Belle realized that she could earn than anyone she knew by becoming a call girl The rest is histo

The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure

12 August 2020 | By Tristan Taormino | Filed in: sex work.

The Feminist Porn Book brings together for the first time writings by feminists in the adult industry and research by feminist porn scholars This book investigates not only how feminists understand pornography, but also how feminists do porn that is, direct, act in, produce, and consume one of the