Not A Choice, Not A Job

Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade

Janice G. Raymond

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“The failure to recognize prostitution as violence against women is a failure to challenge both liberal and conservative ideas of sexuality. In the liberal view, prostitution is a woman’s choice; in the conservative view, prostitution is her determined behavior. In the liberal view, prostitution is a woman’s economic necessity; in the conservative view, prostitution is a man’s natural need. In the liberal view, prostitution is female sexual liberation; in the conservative view, prostitution is female sexual perversion. In the liberal view, prostitution is a woman’s basic human right; in the conservative view, prostitution is her essential moral failing. In my feminist abolitionist view, prostitution is one of the final strongholds of sexualized male dominance.”

Preface: Not A Choice, Not A Job: Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade

Review:

“Not a Choice Not a Job is a desperately needed voice speaking out for the rights and dignity of women and girls worldwide, worthy of the highest recommendation.”—Midwest Book Review