Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

11 January 2017 | 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

22 February 2018 | 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

24 May 2019 | 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

03 March 2019 | 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

07 August 2017 | 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

10 October 2019 | 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

17 November 2019 | 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

10 February 2019 | 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

26 July 2018 | 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