Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography / Edition 1

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Including the latest research on prostitution and pornography, this essay anthology shows how the sex industries harm those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and stable sexual relationships. From sex industries survivors to social activists and theorists such as Taylor Lee, Adriene Sere, and Kristen Anderberg, this volume asses from a feminist perspective the racism, poverty, militarism, and corporate capitalism of selling sex through strip clubs, brothels, mail-order brides, and child pornography.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Loving and militant, practical and prophetic, this book collects the least compromised writing on a most crucial problem of our time—even the bottom line issue of all time."  —Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan

"As this brilliant and timely collection makes clear, men who respect and value women—not to mention social justice and human rights—must not avert our eyes from the sexual exploitation of women and children all around us."  —Jackson Katz, cofounder, Mentors in Violence Prevention

"The range and quality of the articles makes Not For Sale a must read for anyone seeking to understand the opposition to prostitution."  —NWSA Journal

NWSA Journal
The range and quality of the articles makes Not For Sale a must read for anyone seeking to understand the opposition to prostitution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781876756499
  • Publisher: Spinifex Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Stark is a feminist writer, artist, speaker, activist, and member of the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition. Rebecca Whisnant is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton.

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Table of Contents

How prostitution works 3
Confronting pornography : some conceptual basics 15
Blow bangs and cluster bombs : the cruelty of men and Americans 28
The use of new communication technologies for sexual exploitation of women and children 38
In and out : a survivor's memoir of stripping 56
Pornography, prostitution, and women's human rights in Japan 64
Prostitution and the new slavery 85
King Kong and the white woman : Hustler magazine and the demonization of black masculinity 89
Nobody's concubine 102
Prostitution in Vancouver : pimping women and the colonization of first nations 106
The journey home : an interview 131
Pornography, prostitution, and a beautiful and tragic recent history 137
Prostitution for everyone : feminism, globalisation and the 'sex' industry 149
Left labor in bed with the sex industry 206
Resisting the promotion of prostitution in Canada : a view from the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter 210
Can prostitution be safe? : applying occupational health and safety codes to Australia's legalised brothel prostitution 252
Sex and feminism : who is being silenced? 269
No more 'porn nights' 275
Girls to boyz : sex radical women promoting prostitution, pornography, and sadomasochism 278
Strategies of connection : prostitution and feminist politics 295
Making hay while the sun shines : the dynamics of strip clubs in the Upper Midwest and the community response 306
What does pornography say about me(n)? : how I became an anti-pornography activist 331
Who are women in pornography? : a conversation 352
Cuntspeak : words from the heart of darkness 362
Prostitution as a harmful cultural practice 386
Pornography and international human rights 400
Against their will : Nepal's activist theatre fights girl-trafficking 410
Fighting the war against sexual trafficking of women and girls 419
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