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A Whore’s Manifesto: An Anthology of Writing and Artwork by Sex Workers

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Sex work was once thought to be anathema to women’s liberation. Now, to some, we represent the tenacity of women’s struggles under patriarchy and capitalism—that is, at least, the white, straight, cis, able-bodied sex workers who don’t engage in actual sex with clients. These are the workers who get the glossy media profiles and get touted as feminist icons. But the red um ...more
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Published October 18th 2019 by Thorntree Press
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Kristin
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was simply amazing. It was emotional, uplifting, unnerving, and inspiring.
Lucsbooks
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trigger warnings: sexual harassment, homophobia, transphobia, sex work...

More than the theme of this book, I ended up requesting it because I was already familiar with Clementine’s work. Clementine does not contribute with any poems of her own but her introduction completely sets the mood and pace for the rest of the book.

Every poem, photo, drawing demand respect rather than asking for it. The title itself has the perfect balance between political and eye-catching and the first thing you get to
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Melissa
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Content warnings: sex, sexual abuse, anti-sex worker comments, graphic sexual language and scenes, sexual trauma, nude images and illustrations of feminine-presenting bodies, strong language

This was a powerful read. It took a lot out of me to read. I really connected to the poems surprisingly, more than I thought I would. It is not just a commentary on the lives of sex workers, the anthology discusses society and patriarchy’s view of bodies and sexuality. There is an absolute double standard whe
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Amelia
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC via Edelweiss.

I hadn't realised before starting this collection by sex workers that it was poetry not essays or prose, so was well out of my comfort zone but ended up really delighted to be there. I found this anthology moving, elucidating, and enjoyable, and I'd definitely recommend it.
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Xylia
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Like any other sort of anthology, I enjoyed some of the poems and others weren’t my cup of tea. What I did love about this collection is that it gives a voice to those that are marginalized and treated as a monolith. Two poems in particular stood out to me, ‘Reluctance’ by June Sayers and ‘Latex & Lube’ by Kay Kassirer.
Katie Weber
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved the different voices throughout this anthology and deeply connected with some of these authors. Much love ❤ It's so so important to hear these stories from the individuals who have been through them. Thank you for sharing your story, your life, and your words. ...more
Daniel
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.0 of 5

When I saw this book offered up to reviewers I was really interested in getting a copy. I felt that a book like this would contain works that really come from the gut. Visceral emotions. And I wasn't disappointed.

The subtitle of the book is "An Anthology of Writing and Artwork by Sex Workers" and one of the first things I learned in this book is what constitutes a 'sex worker.' It seems pretty obvious, right? But I'll adm
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Julene
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sex, poetry
This anthology out of Canada is an excellent and diverse range of writing and art from sex workers. It is a similar book to the one Amber Dawn recently published, "Hustling Verse." During the Q&A after the reading at Babesland in Seattle, I asked the editor, Kay Kassirer, if she knew Amber's book, of course she did. They came up with the idea separately and she called Amber who was very gracious about two similar books being published around the same time, to her it meant more writers would be p ...more
-RadioactiveBookworm-
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Though I didn't take very many notes while I was reading this book, It really packed a punch. Not sure what I was getting myself into, I read haunting stories of coming into your own skin, sexual assault, hard work days and distant memories. Personal poems and short paragraphs and occasional pictures all meshed together, this book is definitely something that's going to stick with me, whether on my shelf or just in my mind.

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CR
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one was very good. It was a collection poems and short stories. It contained women's feels and insight to their lifestyle and I loved every second of it. This is one of those titles where you read a few pages put it down and come back to it later to read a few more. It's a book to take your time with it and enjoy each story. ...more
James
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Valuable for its unique perspectives. I don't usually read poetry, but this was worthwhile reading. The prose portions were my favorite, especially Reluctance by June Sayers.

Also, don't miss the short bios at the end of the contributors.
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