The Prostitution Debate in Feminism: Current Trends, Policy and Clinical Issues Facing an Invisible Population

  title={The Prostitution Debate in Feminism: Current Trends, Policy and Clinical Issues Facing an Invisible Population},
  author={Karni Kissil and Maureen P. Davey},
  journal={Journal of Feminist Family Therapy},
  pages={1 - 21}
Throughout history, prostitution has been controversial. Ambivalent attitudes towards prostitution have been part of the feminist discussion for over a century. While feminist scholars agree that inequality within patriarchal hierarchy is the core problem in prostitution, they have been polarized about whether classist or sexist inequality is the primary issue and consequently, on viewing the prostitute as either a coerced victim or an entrepreneur. This article reviews the feminist critique of… 

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