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Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography

Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography - There are a mixture of essays in this book but overall they're really good. A few don't give enough background or set the foundation enough to give the reader a good idea of why the philosophy is as it is, which isn't useful in a debate about pornography and prostitution and its harms. But many of these essays are right on, and really powerful."In real life, women of color, particularly African-American and American Indian women, and poor women of all races, are disproportionately targeted for prostitution and most likely to be seen as consenting to it. Thus, to say that prostitution is 'just like' other forms of sexual abuse is to ignore the racism and classism that supports the mass prostitution of women and girls, especially of young Black women, in this country.""In prostitution, the john performs the sex act with the unwilling victim, but subcontracts the intimidation and violence to another man, the pimp.""Whilst trafficking in women is recognised by most governments and international agencies as a problem, the industry to which the victims are delivered is increasingly being normalised." (the author of this essay is australian.)