Hey people! My new zine, “Understanding the Complexities of Sex Work/Trade and Trafficking” is available for download and purchase. Okay, it’s basically a compilation of some of my blog posts on the topic with a few twists and edits, but I think it can be a great resource.
This follow-up to last year’s “War on Terror & War on Trafficking” contains many of my essays complicating and problematizing the mainstream discourse on sex trafficking, addressing such topics as “push and pull” analysis of youth in the sex trade, failure of “rescue” model, lessons from domestic violence movement, transgender youth, and many others.
Table of Contents:
- Understanding the Complexities of Sex Work/Trade and Trafficking: Ten Observations from a Sex Worker Activist/Survivor/Feminist
- Youth in the Sex Trade: How Understanding “Push” and “Pull” Factors Can Better Inform Public Policy
- Consent is Overrated: Why “Yes Means Yes, No Means No” is Inadequate
- Anti-Trafficking Documentary Praises Politicians Who Promoted Policies that Increase Trafficking
- Pimping Does Not Equal Slavery: Thoughts on Resilience of Youth and Adults Who Have Pimps
- The Anti-Trafficking Movement and the Betrayal of Street Youth by the Social Service Industrial Complex
- Erasure of Transgender Youth in the Sex Trade: How Transgender Community, Sex Workers’ Movement, and Anti-Trafficking Movement Fail Transgender Youth
- “Rescue” versus Peer Support: A Comparison of Outreach Materials
Special offer! If you purchase “Undersanding the Complexities…” and “War on Terror & War on Trafficking” together from this link ($10 for both), you will also receive a special insert of my article, “Trade Secrets: The tough talk of the new anti-trafficking movement” published in Bitch magazine last year, and a sticker that says “Real Feminists and Human Rights Activists Don’t Buy Ashton.”