Whores and Other Feminists

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Jill Nagle
Psychology Press, 1997 - Art - 291 pages
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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 outside the academy, this collection draws from traditional feminisms, postmodern feminism, queer theory, libertarianism, and sex radicalism. Through essay and personal narrative, the contributors liberate the exchange of sex for money from its arranged ideological marriage with sexist oppression, highlighting instead more local questions about particular sex work practices and their interface with feminist thought.
 

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I have always been on the fence about pornography. Feminist arguments against pornography and sex work have an intuitive appeal, while arguments for it seem to fit well with an era in which feminism ... Read full review

Contents

The Letter The Spirit and The Flesh
17
Odyssey of a Feminist Pornographer
36
A Sex PratectorPervert Speaks Out
55
Weve Come A Long WayAnd Were Exhausted
66
Feminism Sex Workers and Human Rights
83
Sex Radical Politice SexPositive Feminist Thought
125
Reversal Subversion and Revision
139
No Girls Allowed at the Mustang Ranch
167
Working It
210
Sedition
217
Activism Intervention and Alliance
223
MAPping Accountability
242
A Prostitute Joins NOW
248
Feminists for Free Expression
256
Bibliography
263
Contributors
273

Myth Stigma and Silence
177
Confessions of a Fat Sex Worker
189
Women of Color Discuss Sex Work
195
About the Editor
281
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