Tag: clients

All that is trafficking is rape, and other emotional excesses

laura agustin , November 1st, 2017


A combination of titillation and outrage characterise public rhetoric about commercial sex, along with a tone of moral indignation suited to crusaders. A policeman in Cornwall has just warned…


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Paying for sex in Graham Greeneland: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , June 19th, 2017


The other day I lightly said It’s a blokey thing to a young person who replied That’s a sexist thing to say! The next day another young person heard me use…


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Paying for sex in Graham Greeneland: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , June 19th, 2017


The other day I lightly said It’s a blokey thing to a young person who replied That’s a sexist thing to say! The next day another young person heard me use…


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Ellroy’s Black Dahlia as a B-girl: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , May 22nd, 2017


A typical paperback cover from the heyday of pulp fiction makes convention girls look carefree and glamorous. Some might have been and still be, but picking clients up…


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James Lee Burke with French Quarter scam: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , May 15th, 2017


In today’s shrill anti-trafficking culture any differences in forms of facilitating prostitution/ sex work are practically erased. I’m not talking about whether anything is fair or gender-…


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End Demand: the B movie

laura agustin , September 1st, 2015


It has all the earmarks of a tearjerker. The billboard erected in Phoenix, Arizona, by anti-prostitutionists looks like artwork for a 1940s paperback cover or poster for a…


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