These short pieces, written by individuals engaged in sex work-related activism and scholarship, are intended to provide a snapshot of ongoing social justice efforts regarding this highly politicized issue. In the following commentaries, Sienna Baskin documents U.S. efforts to provide legal aid to sex workers and victim-survivors of sex trafficking, Thaddeus Blanchette describes a Brazilian prostitute’s campaign for a seat in Congress, Megan Morgenson speaks to the need to incorporate sex workers’ perspectives into anti-trafficking initiatives, Sarah Jenny Bleviss documents new mobile phone technology designed to help U.S. sex workers navigate the risks they face working in a criminalized profession, and Gregory Mitchell (together with Thaddeus Blanchette) and Jayne Swift detail two events on U.S. campuses designed to promote critical thinking about sex work and trafficking.
Baskin, Sienna; Blanchette, Thaddeus; Mitchell, Gregory; and Swift, Jayne
"From the Field,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 8:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol8/iss1/15