The Mythology of Prostitution: Advocacy Research and Public Policy

  title={The Mythology of Prostitution: Advocacy Research and Public Policy},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Sexuality Research and Social Policy},
  • Ronald Weitzer
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Sexuality Research and Social Policy
Over the past decade, public policies on prostitution and other types of sex work have been increasingly contested, both in academia and in popular debates. One perspective, the oppression paradigm, is increasingly reflected in media reporting on the sex industry and is steadily being articulated by government officials in the USA, Europe, and elsewhere. The proliferation of myths based on the oppression paradigm is responsible for the rise of a resurgent mythology of prostitution. This article… Expand
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