Fair Trade Sex: Reflections on God, Sex, and Economics

  title={Fair Trade Sex: Reflections on God, Sex, and Economics},
  author={Thia Cooper},
  journal={Feminist Theology},
  pages={194 - 207}
  • Thia Cooper
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Economics
  • Feminist Theology
God, sex, and economics are all intertwined. The trafficking of people for sex intensifies each year. The sex trade crosses a spectrum from ‘high class’ escorts to sex slaves. The sex industry includes toys, pornography, and the exchange of sex between buyers, sellers, and managers. In this market exists sexual poverty caused by injustice, the imbalance of sexual power between individuals and within structures. Poverty pushes people into the market to sell, to be sold. Theologically there is a… 

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