“We Fit in the Society by Force”: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa

@article{Yingwana2018WeFI,
  title={“We Fit in the Society by Force”: Sex Work and Feminism in Africa},
  author={Ntokozo Yingwana},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={279 - 295}
}
  • Ntokozo Yingwana
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Abstract:What does it mean to be an African sex worker feminist? In answering this question this essay draws from two qualitative studies with two African sex worker groups in 2014 and 2015—the South African movement of sex workers called Sisonke, and the African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA). Although participants were initially reluctant to give a precise definition, many pointed to elements that could constitute such an identity. Based on their embodied lived experiences, each participant… 
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