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  1. Samantha Puc Samantha Puc says:

    Yes. This book showed up in my recommended readings when I was shopping for the required texts for my TransFeminism class and I fell in love after the first few essays It offers personal experiences, fictional accounts, and academic analysis of the sex industry and the women who work in it, from their feelings on the work to the way that they re treated to the overall public perception of sex workers There are feminist accounts, lesbian accounts, poetic accounts, fictionalized accounts, resear Yes. This book showed up in my recommended readings when I was shopping for the required texts for my TransFeminism class and I fell in love after the first few essays It offers personal experiences, fictional accounts, and academic analysis of the sex industry and the women who work in it, from their feelings on the work to the way that they re treated to the overall public perception of sex workers There are feminist accounts, lesbian accounts, poetic accounts, fictionalized accounts, research accounts, andI thought this book was absolutely fascinating and I had a very difficult time putting it down, something that isn t always true of collections like this one


  2. M.V. Clark M.V. Clark says:

    Really interesting sex work is like a weird four dimensional thing but this looks at it from a wide range of angles, albeit all sex workers themselves You get a clear idea of what makes the lives of sex workers difficult hellish and how their lives could be made easier Of its time, when the women organizing were just getting started and very idealistic, before the digital era accelerated and changed the industry.


  3. Andrea Andrea says:

    I thought the first half of the book, the first person narratives, was great I gave up reading the second half it was dry and uninteresting to me as I was already familiar with the subject matter.


  4. Audry Audry says:

    Hardcore SexLet s get real I m not a fan of Groundhog Day I don t love Bill Murray don t hate me pls , I don t like the whiplash effect of day after day on repeat, and I find the romantic comedy to be extremely strained given his love interest doesn t even know him, and has to take his word for it Whew Now that s out of the way, let s talk about why I freaking loved this modern YA diverse version of Groundhog Day lol.Jack King is the king of Almosts This fact isn t my favorite fact abo Hardcore SexLet s get real I m not a fan of Groundhog Day I don t love Bill Murray don t hate me pls , I don t like the whiplash effect of day after day on repeat, and I find the romantic comedy to be extremely strained given his love interest doesn t even know him, and has to take his word for it Whew Now that s out of the way, let s talk about why I freaking loved this modern YA diverse version of Groundhog Day lol.Jack King is the king of Almosts This fact isn t my favorite fact about the series, but it s what the blurb highlights He almost got with his best friend s girl, he almost succeeded at something, etc I found this motif to be almost cute, but not nearly as pivotal as other aspects of Jack s character Jack is one of the most authentic and complicated YA male narrators that I ve read in quite a while He has complicated feelings for his best friends, his relationship with his parents has its cliched moments as well as its authentic ones, and he s interested in a girl in the painfully awkward way that will throw you in your feelings.Kate is Jack s love interest, and she s great She s in college, she s complicated, and she s not a perfect version of a girl Reynolds does a fantastic job of keeping her portrayal realistic as well as romantic from Jack s limited POV She also has sickle cell disease Time out Opposite of Always doesn t just deliver on a YA romance it also delivers on educating its audience about sickle cell disease and its relationship within the African American community It taught me about the disease and I learned things I wish we learnedabout this diseasebut we know why we don t Here s to hoping that books like Opposite of Always change the narrative.Jack and Kate have a beautiful months long romance that comes to an abrupt end when Kate dies this isn t a spoiler, it s in the blurb At that moment, the real plot begins as Jack finds himself in a time loop repeating his relationship period over and over again Now, the cool part about this Groundhog Day inspired romance is that it doesn t repeat one day over and over it repeats the same several months, and it takes its time delving into the ramifications of Jack s decisions as they change with each new cycle I loved that we spent enough time with Jack in each of his cycles that we could see the fault lines of each new decision radiate out into his parents, his two best friends, and Kate One of the strongest aspects of Opposite of Always is its focus on Jack s relationship with his two best friends and his family he might be wrapped up in Kate s situation, but the rest of his life is also affected and it shows This context and human element added another level of emotional resonance to me and really elevated it to a 5 star It s not just this relationship happening in a bubblebecause that s not reality Looking at you, other YA romances with 2D parents.Oh, and let s not forget everyone in this story is diverse All of them And it rocked.The diversity isn t a plot device or a sidekick to the story, but a pivotal point to the narrative as it s expressed through its characters and the driving force of the story Kate s death by sickle cell disease Also, can we gape at the fact that this was Justin A Reynolds DEBUT If this is how he enters the arena, I can t wait to see what he brings to the table next


  5. Sammy Rei Schwarz Sammy Rei Schwarz says:

    An integral collection of essays and personal narratives by current or former sex workers Must read for anyone interested in sex work politics, but also anyone interested in intersectional feminism in general The pieces represent a multitude of points of view from workers of different races, classes, and types of sex work, which means not all pieces agree totally with one another, but that s one of the strengths of this collection I found the discussion of the intersections of queerness and s An integral collection of essays and personal narratives by current or former sex workers Must read for anyone interested in sex work politics, but also anyone interested in intersectional feminism in general The pieces represent a multitude of points of view from workers of different races, classes, and types of sex work, which means not all pieces agree totally with one another, but that s one of the strengths of this collection I found the discussion of the intersections of queerness and sex work to be particularly interesting There is one well researched essay that delves into the overlap between sex workers and lesbian history I disagree with reviewers that found this book to be totally bleak and depressing While it does paint some hard truths, it offers ideas for a better world too If you read this book and came out with the feeling that the sex industry constitutes nothing but exploitation and misery, and is totally unlike any other industry, you weren t listening It doesn t help sex workers like myself when you paint us all as hapless victims as was iterated numerous times in the book Instead, listen and take concrete action to make the world safer and better for all people regardless of gender and profession


  6. Abid Hossain Abid Hossain says:

    Prostitution is super depressing The woman in it are fucked literally and figuratively It took me so long to read cuz I didn t want to read something so bleak My favorite chapter was Massage Parlor.


  7. Beth Winn Beth Winn says:

    There s alot to go thru but it s worth it The stories shared run the gamut the analysis in the second section hits lots of excellent points Comprehensive guide that gives room for so many sex worker voices If I had to pick one book on the subject to read, this would be it


  8. Gamal Hennessy Gamal Hennessy says:

    A complex and diverse exploration of the economic, legal, social, political, racial, medical, and personal dimensions of sex work from the ladies who lived it.


  9. Steven Allen Steven Allen says:

    This book was a really slog to get through Do not read this book if you are looking for erotica, or something exciting An interesting read though showing the wide variety of sexual workers many do not fit the usual mold of a sex worker Every time that I read true details of women I ve yet to read anything from men engaged in sex work I am usually dismayed, disgusted, and repulsed all at once The damage to the soul that sex work causes to the women is terrible I am no Captain save a ho This book was a really slog to get through Do not read this book if you are looking for erotica, or something exciting An interesting read though showing the wide variety of sexual workers many do not fit the usual mold of a sex worker Every time that I read true details of women I ve yet to read anything from men engaged in sex work I am usually dismayed, disgusted, and repulsed all at once The damage to the soul that sex work causes to the women is terrible I am no Captain save a ho, but I wish there were other venues for the ladies to get work In other countries were most sex work is now legal, they have found that human trafficking has not decreased, but in some cases actually increased I am all for legalizing most forms of sex work, as I believe that having the people engaged in sex work able to go to the police without fear is a good thing In Australia, where most sex work is legal, the workers have the ability to call the police without fear of arrest However, some people in the law enforcement arena, feel that sex workers are less than human, often joking no humans were harmed or otherwise ignoring violent crime perpetrated against sex workers A depressing read in many aspects so do not read if you are not prepared for the dirt you will slog through


  10. Xavier Xavier says:

    The first person perspective of many of the stories allows great insight into the taboo subject of the oldest profession It s amazing how many of the sex workers purport to represent the entire industry but how often the perspectives and stories tend to contradict one another The reason I m giving it 3 stars is that I didn t enjoy the Scarlot Harlot narratives which were almost every other story in the book The writing style seems to be embellished or glorified, like the person writing was The first person perspective of many of the stories allows great insight into the taboo subject of the oldest profession It s amazing how many of the sex workers purport to represent the entire industry but how often the perspectives and stories tend to contradict one another The reason I m giving it 3 stars is that I didn t enjoy the Scarlot Harlot narratives which were almost every other story in the book The writing style seems to be embellished or glorified, like the person writing was describing what they thought an empowered sex worker should sound like rather than the actual thing A sex worker can be empowered, of course, but it didn t feel genuine almost like I was reading a cheesy detective romance novel Some other parts are a bit laughable, like the idea that sex workers should be as revered as medical doctors I would love to hear some justifications for that perspective Massage therapist, maybe, but a medical doctor The distinction between raping a sex worker and simply not paying them after the sex is difficult to define The police are not going to enforce prostitution while it is illegal so the sex workers accuse their Johns of rape because payment was a part of the consent There isn t a clear answer to this dilemma and I hadn t even considered it until this book


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  • Paperback
  • 380 pages
  • Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
  • Frederique Delacoste
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 1573440426

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