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Regulating Sexuality: Women and the Sex Trade
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Introduction • Sex work: “taking money for sexual activity” • Focus on prostitution and pornography • Continuum: from coercion to choice
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I Law and Prostitution Not illegal (para-legal) 1. Current Prostitution Law (1985) i) Section 213 :“Communication” “to communicate…in a public place for the purposes of obtaining sexual services. ..” Workers and customers Public place (car; street) Summary offence
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ii) Section 210 and 211: Living from benefits of prostitution Pimps & bawdy house • Run, occupy, be found in a bawdy house (two or more people) Julia Lebrun, bawdy house keeper, 1903
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2. Indoor vs. outdoor prostitution • Two-tiered sex-trade • Indoor operates openly (escort; massage parlours) • Generally safer and more lucrative
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outdoor/street prostitution • lowest status and most dangerous • Remote areas; alone; adversarial relationship with police
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Summary : • legal if negotiations in private • except in brothel • law = geography of sex
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