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The Idea of Prostitution

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A new analysis which challenges the idea of prostitution as sexual liberation.The idea that this book explores is that of men's entitlement to abuse and profit from the abuse of women in prostitution. The Idea of Prostitution shows how this idea, central to male supremacist ideology, has been bolstered by masculine systems of thought such as sexology, sociology, historiogr ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published October 28th 1997 by Spinifex Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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Sheila Jeffreys writes and teaches in the areas of sexual politics, international gender politics, and lesbian and gay politics. She has written six books on the history and politics of sexuality. Originally from the UK, Sheila moved to Melbourne in 1991 to take up a position at the University of Melbourne. She has been actively involved in feminist and lesbian feminist politics, particularly arou ...more
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“For women as a class, the ability to transform sexual practice, to achieve respect from men as equal human beings and thus break out of their subordinate status, is undermined by the ability of men to escape from the responsibility of acknowledging women's equality. Men's use of women in prostitution stands directly in the way of women's efforts to improve their status.” 0 likes
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