Whores And Other Feminists

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Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of 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, and sex radicalism. It stretches the boundaries of contemporary feminism, holding accountable both traditional feminism for stigmatizing sex workers, and also the sex ...

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Overview

Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of 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, and sex radicalism. It stretches the boundaries of contemporary feminism, holding accountable both traditional feminism for stigmatizing sex workers, and also the sex industry for its sexist practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415918220
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/14/1997
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Integration: The Letter, The Spirit, and The Flesh
1 Naked, Naughty, Nasty: Peep Show Reflections 19
2 Odyssey of a Feminist Pornographer 36
3 The Holy Whore: A Woman's Gateway to Power 44
4 A Sex Protector/Pervert Speaks Out 55
5 In the Flesh: A Porn Star's Journey 57
6 We've Come A Long Way - And We're Exhausted! 66
2 Meanings: Performance, Perspective, and Discourse
7 Love for Sale: Queering Heterosexuality 73
8 Feminism, Sex Workers, and Human Rights 83
9 Peepshow Feminism 98
10 The Littlest Harlot: Barbie's Career as A Role Model 119
11 Sex Radical Politics, Sex-Positive Feminist Thought, and Whore Stigma 125
12 500 Words on Acculturation 136
3 Turnabout: Reversal, Subversion, and Re-vision
13 It's Different for Boys 141
14 Professional Dominance: Power, Money, and Identity 145
15 First Ladies of Feminist Porn: A Conversation with Candida Royalle and Debi Sundahl 156
16 No Girls Allowed at the Mustang Ranch 167
17 Butch Gigolette 170
4 Uncovering: Myth, Stigma, and Silence
18 All Stripped Off 179
19 Confessions of a Fat Sex Worker 189
20 They Say I Write Sex for Money: The Dike Writer as Sex Worker 191
21 Showing Up Fully: Women of Color Discuss Sex Work 195
22 Working It 210
23 Sedition 217
5 Politics: Activism, Intervention, and Alliance
24 Inventing Sex Work 223
25 Organizing in the Massage Parlor: An Interview with Denise Turner 232
26 MAPping Accountability 242
27 A Prostitute Joins NOW 248
28 Dancing Toward Freedom 252
29 Feminists for Free Expression 256
Appendix 259
Bibliography 263
Contributors 273
About the Editor 281
Index 283
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