Home - redflag. This poses stark questions for socialists. If this is valid, then unionisation is open to them as much as it is to any other workers. And if this is possible, then what role do sex workers stand to play in their own emancipation and liberation? This article will first trace the genesis of sex worker unionisation and the extent of this before briefly returning to these questions. The conceptual fulcrum for organising sex workers is the discourse or perspective of viewing sex workers as workers whose labour, whether emotional or erotic, is deemed to have two qualities.
International Union of Sex Workers
The Hustle: Economics of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy
Gregor Gall does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. How best to regulate the sex industry is a frequent topic of discussion. But most of it focuses on moves by governments to criminalise people who pay for sex.
What German Prostitutes Want
Historical Essay. A group of exotic dancers carry a banner above a taxi during a funeral procession to symbolize the closure of Lusty Lady strip club in San Francisco. Photo: Stephen Lam, Reuters Pictures.
Outside the sex sold legally in Nevada, prostitution in the United States transpires in the shadows of an underground economy. There are no accounting records to trace, no receipts to scrutinize, and no legal records to analyze. Simply, it is difficult to grasp the size of this economy.