Carole pateman what is wrong with prostitution

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Carole Pateman, “What is Wrong with Prostitution” Prostitution is a symbol of patriarchy, or according to Pateman “an integral part of  patricarchal capitalism a means for men to get access to the female body (carnal) It reduces women to a bodily good (like a public auction of the female body Prostitution encompasses a wide market that includes escorts, street walkers, massage  parlors, saunas, etc. Contractarians Contractarians defend prostitution, which in the process according to Pateman hides the  sexual subjection of women View prostitution as “nothing but a job” and the prostitute is a worker Contractarians assume there is a “free exchange” in prostitution between the prostitute  and the customer Prostitution as a Freedom of Contract Page 192 According to Pateman, there is neither universal access to prostitution nor equal  opportunity in it. It is a female profession Says that if it was  free contract to one would get married Prostitution is Sex Without Love An indication of moral collapse in society as it invites notion of extramarital as  meaningless according to Pateman
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Sexual Labor 06:40 Prostitution is an Expression of a Natural Appetite: Sex Pateman says that you will die without food, not without sex What is Wrong with it? Nothing-but Female Objectivication Pg. 199 Prostitution promotes th notion of women as expendable. Ie Jack the Ripper, murder of  prostitutes No one voluntarily enters prostitution but instead they are economically tied to it Prostitution is the ultimate symbol of capital exploitation (201) Sexual contract, not employment contract (202) Martha Nussbaum Starts her essay with a poignant quote from Manik Bandyopadhyay If the story is about the peasant wife selling her body, then one must look for the  meaning of that in the reality of peasant life. One can’t look at it as a crisis of morality, in  the sense one would in the case of a mid. Class wife Underscores need to consider perspective of prostitute Acknowledges difference in views on prostitution btwn middle class Crisis of morality Disagrees with Pateman (695) Reason or prejudice? Insists that our views on the sexual commodification of women must Consider our moral beliefs on taking pay for use of the body Consider the structural circumstances of individuals who engage in prostitution Puzzled by hostile worlds view on prostitution and view of sexual parts as sacred Insists selling sex is just one of many ways we use our body to provide services Seamstress – hand, professor – mind, prostitute – vagina Debunking exceptionalism of prostitution (700)
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Sexual Labor 06:40 Stigma of prostitution
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