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Sex Workers Unite Summary ã eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ A provocative history that reveals how sex workers have been at the vanguard of social justice movements for the past fifty years while building a movement of their own that challenges our ideas about labor sexuality feminism and freedom  Documenting five decades of sex A provocative history that reveals how sex workers have been at the vanguard of social justice movements for the past fifty years while building a movement of their own that challenges our ideas about labor sexuality feminism and freedom  Documenting five decades of sex worker activism Sex Workers Unite is a fresh history that places prostitutes hustlers escorts call girls strippers and porn stars in the center of America’s major civil rights struggles Although their presence has largely been ignored and obscured in this provocative history Melinda Chateauvert recasts sex workers as savvy political organizers not as helpless vic. I'm surprised by other reviewers comments Firstly the subtitle is from stonewall to slutwalk one reviewer seems to have forgotten that and focused on the so called lack of discussion of Stonewall; which is incorrect since the first essay discusses stonewall and the beginnings of sex worker activism per se Secondly another reviewer claims a lot of acronyms are used that likely will confuse a reader That's not true Acronyms are used but each are discussed and they didn't stroke me as carelessly bandied about as to lose a readerThirdly it was claimed in another review that this wasn't entertaining enough This wasn't meant to be entertaining a serious of salacious sex tales so that reviewer missed the whole point of the bookIt was claimed in multiple places that this was high academic reading Admittedly I have two masters degrees but I know people without a college degree who would have no trouble reading this at all The language is jargon free and the style is smooth and easily read Granted if you have the attention span of a gnat and thought you were going to read gossip or some erotic tales then you'll be thrown by the bookbut the idea this is highly academic in style like some sociology technical manual if such things existed is ludicrous The book is written for the sociologist as much as the average person The book is decent but not a comprehensive history of sex workers rights movements It's nonetheless fascinating when discussing feminism and sex worker rights I highly recommend this to anyone interest in human rights

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Tims in need of rescue   Even before transgender sex worker Sylvia Rivera threw a brick and sparked the Stonewall Riot in 1969 these trailblazing activists and allies challenged criminal sex laws and “whorephobia” and were active in struggles for gay liberation women’s rights reproductive justice union organizing and prison abolition   Although the multibillion dollar international sex industry thrives the United States remains one of the few industrialized nations that continues to criminalize prostitution and these discriminatory laws put workers at risk In response sex workers have organized to improve their working cond. I wanted to give this book a good review because it is my first gotten through Goodreads Giveaways However while the book is well researched and meticulously foornoted it is much too clinical for the casual reader Was this Chateauvert's dissertation The author is at her best when discussing personalities rather than movements The chapter headings were cool Otherwise I did not find this book at all entertaining And the only reference to Stonewall is that the riot started when a transgender sex worker threw a shoe through the window Not a lot of information to base a subtitle on

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Sex Workers UniteItions and to challenge police and structural violence Through individual confrontations and collective campaigns they have pushed the boundaries of conventional organizing called for decriminalization and have reframed sex workers’ rights as human rights  Telling stories of sex workers from the frontlines of the 1970s sex wars to the modern day streets of SlutWalk Chateauvert illuminates an underrepresented movement introducing skilled activists who have organized a global campaign for self determination and sexual freedom that is as multifaceted as the sex industry and as diverse as human sexuality  From the Hardcover editio. Nice to review facts but the author is definitely not a writer