The Ethical Stripper - Sex, Work, and Labour Rights in the Night-time Economy Book
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RELEASE DATE - 3 MARCH 2022
You already know the stereotypes. The strong, independent woman who strips to support her own sumptuous lifestyle choices; the smart, sassy student who strips to pay her way through university; or the savvy immigrant who sends money to her family back home. Or what about the wayward party girl rebelling against her strict upbringing, or the single-mum raising her child with precious little in the way of resources?
In this powerful book, Stacey Clare, a stripper with over a decade of experience, takes a detailed look at the sex industry the reality of the work as well as the history of licensing and regulation, feminist themes surrounding sex work, and stigma. Bringing her personal knowledge of the industry to bear, she offers an unapologetic critique and searing indictment of exploitation, and raises the rights of sex workers to the top of the agenda.
The Ethical Stripper rejects notions of victimhood, challenges stigma and shame, and unpacks decades of confusion and contradictions. It s about the sex-work community's fight for safety and self-determination, and it challenges you to think twice about every newspaper article, documentary and film you have seen about stripping and sex work.
Think you know about strippers? Think again.
‘As educational as it is enlightening … Read this’
‘Passionately argued, meticulously researched and angry as hell ... leads the reader beyond the strip club and on to the battlefield where sex workers fight for their rights’
‘Deeply impressive ... An important book, sorely needed’
'An unflinching takedown of inadequate working conditions … A must read’
JUNO MAC, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes
A powerhouse of a book --rigorous, insightful and thought-provoking’
LEIGH HOPKINSON, author of Two Decades Naked
‘Compels all advocates for human rights to be advocates for sex workers’ rights … Warmth and compassion speak volumes in this extraordinarily important book’