January 18th, 2012

Recommended Reading #82: Sex as Labor, Pt. II



      “Love Ranch or bust” by Dr. Lynn Comella (Sex Work, Memoir) 10/20/11

I find this expose delightful and so appreciate Lynn’s exploring and writing it.

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      “Life is hard enough for prostitutes without our work being criminalised” by Sheila Farmer (Sex Work, Law, Abuse, Memoir) 1/6/12

[Trigger warning for survivors of child and adult sexual abuse/assault.] This seems certainly not a light piece, and even hard to read. Its argument for the decriminalization of sex work seems resounding in a way I truly don’t understand how almost anyone could ignore.

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      “You’ve Got Problems: Sex Worker Childhoods” by Charlotte Shane (Sex Work, Sex and Culture, Sociology) 12/6/11

While I find the phenomenon this post addresses troublesome and disheartening (for many of the reasons the post discusses), I find this post, in response to it, profoundly beautifully articulated.

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Recommended Reading posted every Wednesday

2 Responses “Recommended Reading #82: Sex as Labor, Pt. II”

  1. danielle says:

    em…just wnated to thank you for the recomandations (if that is a word afterall)..you always pick really interesting and know-worthy texts…essays and articles i might havent found on my own…thank you for that:-)

  2. Emerald says:

    Hi Danielle! How lovely to see you! Thank you—I’m so glad you’ve appreciated them, and thanks for coming by to say so. :) How have you been??

    Xoxoxo

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