Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant

By Melissa Gira Grant

Fresh years have noticeable a panic over "online red-light districts," which supposedly seduce susceptible younger ladies right into a lifetime of degradation, and ny instances columnist Nicholas Kristof's reside tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. yet hardly do those anxious, salacious dispatches come from intercourse employees themselves, and infrequently do they deviate from the location that intercourse employees needs to be rescued from their , and the easily abolished -- a place universal between feminists and conservatives alike.

In taking part in the Whore, journalist Melissa Gira supply turns those pieties on their head, arguing for an overhaul within the means we expect approximately intercourse paintings. in accordance with ten years of writing and reporting at the intercourse exchange, and down to earth in her adventure as an organizer, suggest, and previous intercourse employee, enjoying the Whore dismantles pervasive myths approximately intercourse paintings, criticizes either stipulations in the intercourse and its criminalization, and argues that isolating intercourse paintings from the "legitimate" financial system basically harms those that practice sexual exertions. In taking part in the Whore, intercourse workers' calls for, too lengthy relegated to the margins, take middle level: intercourse paintings iswork, and intercourse workers' rights are human rights.

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