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"Comment on Overall's" What's wrong with prostitution? Evaluating sex work""

by Shrage, Laurie (1994)


In preparing the groundwork for the moral and political analysis of prostitution, feminist theorists have tried to develop a single account of the origins and social evolution of prostitution that is, a general account of how prostitution arises in any society. Presumably, if the social forces that give rise to prostitution are morally problematic, then so too is the resulting social practice itself. Alternatively, if prostitution has morally unproblematic origins, then its moral character needs to be reevaluated accordingly. Two …


Sex Work, Prostitution, Gendered Labour, Feminist Theory, Feminism, Morality, Sexual Economy


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