By Ditmore M.H.
The cliche is that prostitution is the oldest career. is not it time that the topic got a whole reference remedy? This significant 2-volume set is the 1st to regard in an inclusive reference what's often thought of a societal failing and the bottom of sexuality and monetary survival. The A-to-Z encyclopedia deals wide-ranging entries on the topic of prostitution and the intercourse undefined, previous and current, either around the world (mostly in West) and within the usa. the subject of prostitution has high-interest attraction throughout disciplines, and the narrative entries light up literature, artwork, legislations, medication, economics, politics, women's experiences, faith, sociology, sexuality, movie, pop culture, public healthiness, nonfiction, American and global heritage, enterprise, gender, media, schooling, crime, race, know-how, acting arts, family members, social paintings, social mores, pornography, the army, tourism, baby hard work, and extra. it really is exact to the final reader, who will achieve helpful perception into the human race via time through its intercourse and prostitution.
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Venice closes formerly tolerated brothels. Street Oﬀences Act is passed in the United Kingdom. Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba and his regime interns prostitutes. Profumo Affair erupts in the United Kingdom. S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara arranges military R&R in Bangkok. Nevada introduces licensed prostitution. Roe v. Wade case makes abortion legal in the United States as part of the right to privacy. COYOTE is founded in San Francisco. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is signed.
The strongest advocate for abolitionism internationally is the Coalition Against Traﬃcking in Women (CATW). Like their foremothers, contemporary “neo-abolitionist” feminists deny that prostitution can be considered a true choice or legitimate enaction of the will. Because all prostitution is inherently violence against women, they argue, no true consent is possible. Therefore, for neo-abolitionists feminists, all prostitutes are victims. Male prostitution and transgender sex workers do not ﬁgure high on the neo-abolitionist feminist agenda, as they do not ﬁt into the neo-abolitionist analysis of prostitution as a system of male sexual violence perpetrated against women.
Decree bans prostitutes and public dancers from Cairo, Egypt. Helen Jewett, a prostitute, is murdered in New York City. Alexandre-Jean-Baptiste Parent-Duchâtelet’s “De la Prostitution dans la ville de Paris considérée sous le rapport de l’hygiène publique, de la morale et de l’administration” (“On prostitution in the city of Paris from the point of view of public hygiene, morality and administration”) is published. China opens borders to emigration. Hong Kong closes brothels. Author Charles Dickens and philanthropist Angela Burdett Coutts open Urania Cottage Home for Homeless Women.
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work by Ditmore M.H.