Sex_work_and_sexual_slavery

Sex_work_and_sexual_slavery - Las Vegas stripper Stephanie...

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Sex Work and Sexual Slavery
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Is nightclub hostessing sex work? A=yes B=no C=maybe
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Prostitution Why is prostitution the “oldest profession?” What assumptions about women and men underlie the prevalence of prostitution?
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Does prostitution exist because men need sex? A=yes B=no C=maybe
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Does prostitution exist because economic conditions force women into it? A=yes B=no C=maybe
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Does prostitution exist because of the double standard? A=yes B=no C=maybe
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Challenging traditional explanations: 19 th century U.S.
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“Fallen women”
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Racialized sexuality and prostitution
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Fighting Prostitution: N.Y. Female Moral Reform Society, 1834 Radical nature of efforts for respectable women Economic alternatives Blame placed on men
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Changing conceptions of prostitution: 19 th -century England
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The struggle over regulation Contagious Diseases Acts, 1864-1869 Ladies’ National Association
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Prostitution as more than sex: colonial (19 th century) Nairobi Different structures, different forms: Watembezi Wazi-wazi Malaya
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Sex work as (good) work: contemporary sex workers Range of sex work: dance halls to streetwalking
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Life as a “Live! Nude! Girl!”
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Unformatted text preview: Las Vegas stripper Stephanie (Trixie) Voices of sex workers Sex workers organizations: COYOTE Professional identity Unionization Do you think sex work can be legitimate work? A=yes B=no Do you think sex work can be legitimate work? Women only A=yes B=no C=Im not a woman Do you think sex work can be legitimate work? Men only A=yes B=no C=Im not a man Does it matter if sex work is prostitution v. stripping? A=yes B=no C=maybe Unionization at the Lusty Lady: film clip from Live Nude Girls Unite! Another side of the story: sexual slavery Film clip, Sisters and Daughters Betrayed Trafficking in context of global labor migration So is sex work to sexual slavery as the First World is to the Third? Sex as work, sex as slavery Sex has different meanings in different contexts Double standard central to structure and responses to prostitution and sex work Sex work and sexual slavery shaped by inequalities and global forces But the issue is complex, and we need to think about agency v. victimhood...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course FM ST 150 taught by Professor Rupp during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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