Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Sexualities

Abstract

Ron Weitzer's two books and many articles documenting the diverse material conditions under which sex work is performed have enriched scholarly understandings of adult commercial sex and made important contributions to efforts to end the criminalization of those practices. In his essay in this issue of Sexualities, Weitzer takes on a related concern: the enduring stigma associated with sex work. As he usefully observes, decriminalization is a necessary but not a sufficient step toward ending stigma; changes in social attitudes are needed as well.

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