Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment with Legalised Prostitution

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Spinifex Press, 2007 - Social Science - 413 pages
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Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the "cottage industry," the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation of legal and illegal sex industries, the problem of applying occupational health and safety standards to prostitution, and the specter of sex trafficking.

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About the author (2007)

Mary Lucille Sullivan is a feminist activist and member of the Australian branch of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. She is the author of Colony and Community and What Happens When Prostitution Becomes Work and a contributor to Not For Sale.

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