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Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade

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For too long the global sex industry and its vested interests have dominated the prostitution debate repeating the same old line that sex work is just like any job. In large sections of the media, academia, public policy, Government and the law, the sex industry has had its way. Little is said of the damage, violation, suffering, and torment of prostitution on the body and ...more
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Published 2017 by Spinifex Press
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Alicia Fox
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Each chapter is a memoir of a woman's history working in the sex trade. The general idea is that things ranging from emotional trauma to rape to poverty lure women into prostitution. As prostitutes, they must pretend to enjoy having sex with the most undesirable men. Since most of these men don't have real-life relationships (and those who are in relationships frequent prostitutes in search of things their wives and girlfriends won't do), prostitutes are compelled to perform sex acts they'd rath ...more
Bec Mcardle
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This brings firsthand experiences of prostitution survivors together with compelling reasons for bringing the Nordic model to Australia. It is an eye opening account of the abuse that young girls and women endure and the festering wound in society that perpetuates inequality and disrespect. Prostitution is not a 'job'.
Kimberly
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hard hitting and powerful stories about women who have been subject to such pain and exploitation. Exposing the myths behind "sex work is work"
Redpoet
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a horrible book. It has to be. I used to support legalizing prostitution and was convinced somehow that it was legitimate work. That changed a while ago. I support the. Nordic Model. This book, which are simply short true stories written by survivors of the so called sex industry about their lives helps to demolish the myths propagated by the pro-sex industry” lobby.
Elle King
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The introduction is thorough and fantastic for research. And the women's stories reveal the various experiences of women in prostitution.
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A difficult read but it tells an important story. It's changed my thinking and I'll be processing this book for a long, long time.
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