Main : human rights, law, non-fiction, sex industry, work
210 x 198 mm
Mary Lucille Sullivan
Can a prostitute be raped? Are pregnancy and STIs an Occupational Health and Safety issue? What sort of society buys and sells women and children for sex? Does legalisation solve the dangers of sex work? Sex worker advocates have argued for many years that legalising prostitution is the way to make the industry safer both for workers and clients. In 1984, the State of Victoria did just that.
Making Sex Work shows with great clarity that the legalisation of prostitution backfires. It further hurts prostituted people and encourages illegal sex industry activities that grow at three times the rate of the legal industry.
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Making Sex Work is an extremely important work, as it moves the debate about the legalization of prostitution out of the realm of speculation and conjecture, and into the domain of the hard facts concerning its potential detriments. This work will be of interest to anyone interested in issues concerning legalized prostitution, public policy, and labor ethics, regardless of whether or not they are interested in learning specifically about Australia. Because its style is straightforward and lucid, this book is a work that will be easily understood by all.Nnenna Lynn Okeke, Journal of International Women’s Studies
... the evidence is compelling ... prostitution is male sex right in action, and this is where we need to start. Grazyna Zajdow, Arena Magazine
[Making Sex Work] is being used by policy-makers internationally on this issue and, like the best work in the social sciences, is making a real difference. Sheila Jeffreys, The University of Melbourne Voice
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