Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry

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Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry is the landmark collection of writings by street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, excorts, porn stars, and massage parlor workers. Since publication in 1987, Sex Work has generated discussion among sex workers, feminists, and academics, and changed the language we use to talk about sex for money.
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Overview

Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry is the landmark collection of writings by street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, excorts, porn stars, and massage parlor workers. Since publication in 1987, Sex Work has generated discussion among sex workers, feminists, and academics, and changed the language we use to talk about sex for money.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573440424
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

"Les Putes Sont En Greve ..." 11
The International Sex Workers' Rights Movement 14
Pt. 1 In the Life
Telling a Woman Driving at Night 20
Living on the Edge 21
Out in the Cold 29
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot I 32
Not Huarachas in Paris 35
Triple Treat 37
What Happens When You Are Arrested 39
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot II 41
Hong Kong Massage 43
Pain, Pleasure and Poetry 50
Interview with Nell 53
she hated the rain 56
Police as Pimps 58
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot III 59
In the Massage Parlor 62
Speaking in Tongues 70
Girls, Girls, Girls 71
Bohemia Ho ... Ho Ho Ho 85
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot IV 88
Interview with Debra 91
Leaving the Streets 96
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot V 98
Silence Again 99
Coming Out of Denial 104
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot VI 106
Dream Turned Nightmare 108
Prostitution 113
One for Ripley's 119
Attitudes 122
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot VII 123
New York City Tonight 125
Good Girls Go To Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere 131
Making Movies 135
Confessions of a Feminist Porno Star 142
The Right to Protection from Rape 145
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot VIII 147
Confessions of a Priestesstute 148
When Colleen Needed a Job 150
The Madame 155
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot IX 157
Destroying Condoms 158
A Most Useful Tool 159
Interview with Barbara 166
Stripper 175
The Continuing Saga of Scarlot Harlot X 181
Pt. II Feminism and the Whore Stigma
Prostitution: Still a Difficult Issue 184
The Social Consequences of Unchastity 231
Lesbians and Prostitutes: A Historical Sisterhood 247
Pt. III United we Stand, Divided we Die: Sex Workers Organized
Whisper: Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt 266
Workers: Introducing the English Collective of Prostitutes 271
U.S. PROStitutes Collective 279
COYOTE/National Task Force on Prostitution 290
The Red Thread: Whores' Movement in Holland 297
The Pink Thread 301
World Charter and World Whores' Congress Statements 305
Bibliography 322
Resources 341
Index 353
Contributors' Notes 361
About the Editors 369
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