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  • Title: Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law
  • Author: Alison Bass
  • ISBN: 9781611686340
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Alison Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic account of how women and some men navigate a culture that routinely accepts the implicit exchange of sex for money, status, or even a good meal, but imposes heavy penalties on those who make such bargains explicit Along the way, Bass examines why an iAlison Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic account of how women and some men navigate a culture that routinely accepts the implicit exchange of sex for money, status, or even a good meal, but imposes heavy penalties on those who make such bargains explicit Along the way, Bass examines why an increasing number of middle class white women choose to become sex workers and explores how prostitution has become a thriving industry in the twenty first century global economy Situating her book in American history broadly, she also discusses the impact of the sexual revolution, the rise of the Nevada brothels, and the growing war on sex trafficking after 9 11 Drawing on recent studies that show lower rates of violence and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in regions where adult prostitution is legal and regulated, Bass makes a powerful case for decriminalizing sex work Through comparisons of the impact of criminalization vs decriminalization in other countries, her book offers strategies for making prostitution safer for American sex workers and the communities in which they dwell This riveting assessment of how U.S anti prostitution laws harm the public health and safety of sex workers and other citizens and affect larger societal attitudes toward women will interest feminists, sociologists, lawyers, health care professionals, and policy makers The book also will appeal to anyone with an interest in American history and our society s evolving attitudes toward sexuality and marriage.
    Getting Screwed Sex Workers and the Law Alison Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic account of how women and some men navigate a culture that routinely accepts the

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    1. This book confronts some very difficult truths about this country First, that prostitution is absolutely an economic decision when there is no other way to earn an income Second, that the number of young men and women who are trafficked into prostitution is vastly overestimated Third, that police forces and citizens are quick to go after trafficking cases and legislators to give money to them because it s much easier to arrest a naked woman in a motel room than chasing a bad guy who has a Glock [...]

    2. Our war on sex is a lot like our war on drugs long, expensive, and pointless Let s face it Sex sells We, as a society, are never going to win this war, so maybe it s time we took a different approach.This book, whether intentionally or not, offers a compelling narrative for legalizing and regulating sex work Alison Bass makes the argument that adult, consensual prostitution should be treated as a social problem, and perhaps a bit of a public health issue By criminalizing the act, we are actually [...]

    3. This look into the underbelly of society is fascinating and eye opening Before reading this I had no understanding of the legalities behind sex work All I knew was what I had gleaned from memoirs and Pretty Woman This book lets readers explore how laws affecting prostitution differ by state and by country It also goes in depth on how laws and regulations affects prostitutes and what works and doesn t New Zealand has the best model if you re wondering She gets lots of testimonials from lawyers, s [...]

    4. Always been of the mindset that prostitution laws just endanger women in the sex trade, this book just helped solidify that within my mind Overall an interesting book I would say Dispelled some preconceived notions I had about the industry.

    5. This book helped me to understand that what I ve learned about adult consensual prostitution from the media over the years and misconceptions I ve inferred from movies and television is primarily very inaccurate I highly recommend this book to anyone, regardless of what his or her moral stance is on sex work Clearly, there is a difference between adult consensual sex work, and children or adults being enslaved for the purpose of prostitution If both those concepts are thought of as the same thin [...]

    6. Ok, lets start with the good, even in the most haphazard way Alison Bass talks about trans sex workers and gives some statistical and demographic information even if she doesn t think to perhaps, talk about trans sex workers as a distinct group perhaps marked with a very different relationship to than just the everyday violence of being trans, i.e the market they work in, the lack of opportunities to move into the Madam run higher end escorting that takes up a lot of Bass analysis and it would [...]

    7. I stumbled upon this book by accident, while searching for literature on anti depressants Alison Bass wrote a book about modern psychiatry, and since that one was out of my reach I gave Getting screwed a try.The book provides an overview of legal, economic and social aspects of prostitution It s main ideas go like this 1 sex work is usually either a temporal cash source, needed to support a family, pay for education or mortgage, or a trap with no exit, because once you are criminalized, it is ha [...]

    8. Chock full of first hand interviews with and historical accounts of sex workers across the globe Bass has clearly done her research, providing dozens of sources corroborating these accounts over the course of the entire book, while citing local, federal, and international laws that affect the well being of those in the industry She manages to combine all of this information into a work that effectively raises awareness of the issues that sex workers face, many of which stem directly from the law [...]

    9. I got this book through giveaway Getting screwed was very informative and had some very interesting first hand stories the book tends to lean towards the pro side of sex work and looks at how different laws criminalizing sex work make prostitution dangerous for the workers At some parts of the book, I was enthralled, at others I zoned out Overall, it was a good read and I recommend it

    10. Such a fascinating book about the lives of people who sell sex and the policies which could promote community health Alison Bass respectfully depicts the lives of those she interviews in order to help the audience connect with individuals society dictates they stigmatize I truly enjoyed this book and thought it balanced scientific research and personal narrative quite well I will certainly suggest this book to those just learning about sex work.

    11. This is a good rundown of how different legal approaches affect sex workers It also, thankfully, dispels some of the myths surrounding sex trafficking, though it could have been critical of the rescue industry On the negative side, some of the language used was uncomfortable, particularly when it came to trans women and the writer s need to constantly describe the body shape and attractiveness level of every woman she met They were all very pretty, we get it.

    12. Extremely disorganized and occasionally hard to follow Interviewees are used in multiple chapters and it s difficult to remember who is who , but the first hand accounts and facts are eye opening Worth reading.

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