Monday, December 14, 2015

Getting Screwed

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, streetwalkers, high end escorts, and madams. Its a fascinating look at why we should decriminalize sex work and what we can really do to crack down on the underage workers and victims who are illegally trafficked. The testimonials from the sex workers helped change any pre-conceived notions that I had. An interesting read for anyone interested in law or the lives of sex workers.

I received this book for free from Library Thing in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.

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