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The Pimping of Prostitution
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Introduction.- Chapter 1. The Abolitionist Movement.- Chapter 2. The `Sex Workers' Rights' Movement.- Chapter 3. Sanitising the Sex Trade.- Chapter 4. Realities & Consequences of Legalisation.- Chapter 5. The Invisible Man.- Chapter 6. Human Rights and Wrongs.- Chapter 7. Aiding the Fight for Legalisation: AIDS & HIV.- Chapter 8. Fighting for Rights, or Parasites?.- Chapter 9. Sex Trade Academics.- Chapter 10. A Queer Defence of the Sex Trade.- Chapter 11. Surviving the Sex Trade.- Conclusion: The Way Forward

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"Julie Bindel shatters the myths, misconceptions and outright lies about the buying and selling of women's bodies for sex. Her research into this devastating human rights violation against women and girls worldwide is powerful, profound and most important of all, irrefutable. It is the most thorough analysis of prostitution I have ever read!" (Victor Malarek, author of The Natashas: Inside the Global Sex Trade, and The Johns, Sex for Sale and the Men who Buy it) "Bold, brilliant and brave. This is Julie Bindel at her best, demolishing the myths around prostitution and asking us to listen to survivors, the women and men who know the ugly reality first-hand." (Joan Smith, author of Misogynies) "Julie Bindel knows violence against women when she sees it. In this amazing investigative book, she manages to break through the mist and exposes the realities of how the sex trade actually works - and who it benefits." (Nimco Ali, activist and writer) "This book is comprehensive, authoritative, personally revealing, and a clear headed rage against a tide of modern double think. It will help feminism untangle itself from all the knots of faux progressiveness about prostitution, which is repackaging sexual abuse as empowerment. Bindel is a fearless, uncompromising voice who deserves to be universally heard." (Janice Turner, Times Newspaper columnist) "A profoundly impressive piece of reporting and polemic into a commercial industry. You may love Bindel's work, you may profoundly disagree with it. But it will never leave you indifferent, and it will always make you question, which is why there should be more of it." (Rose George, Author and journalist)

About the Author

Julie Bindel is a renowned investigative journalist, and has written extensively on religious fundamentalism, violence against women, the international surrogacy trade, mail order brides, trafficking, and unsolved murders. She writes regularly for The Guardian, New Statesman, Truthdig and Standpoint Magazine, and frequently appears on the BBC and Sky News. She was Visiting Journalist at Brunel University, UK (2013 - 2014) and is now on the advisory board for www.byline.com.

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"The Pimping of Prostitution is the most comprehensive account of the politics of the sex trade I have ever read. It goes well beyond raging at the crimes perpetrated against women and girls, although there is a great deal of justified rage at the heart of this book. It is a thorough refutation of the myths peddled by the pro-prostitution lobby." (Louise Perry, feministcurrent.com, September, 2017)

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