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  1. Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do 
    The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  2. Alexandra Kollontai and Red Love
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    What is “Red Love”—and more specifically, what is a socialist, or more complexly, a communist theory of love and sexuality?
  3. Anti-Porn is the Theory, Repression is the Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987   Published: 1989
    The campaign against pornography has been one of the most visible faces of feminism for more than a decade now. Few have wanted to know whether the 'clean up' they were promoting strengthened women's hand or the State's. Thus they have attracted supporters and allies among politicians from the New Right, which governs (among others) the US and the UK, from the old moralizing Left, and even from the trendy Left. Although this anti-porn lobby is not homogeneous, it is rare for any part of it to dissociate itself from the most powerful pro-censorship law-and-order identity.
  4. Beyond Sovereignty
    Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of governance bodies.
  5. Born into Brothels
    Calcutta's Red Light Kids

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2004
    The chronicling of two documentary filmmakers and their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
  6. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 4 - August 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  7. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  8. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 1 - Spring 1983 - Women and Men

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  9. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  10. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  11. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  12. CORPRL: Citizens Organizations To Repeal Prostitution-Related Laws
    Organization profile published 1988

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1988
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  13. Down With Tory Crackdown on Prostitution!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Tories, who have slashed billions from social programs and caused immeasurable harm to poor and working-class women, have fraudulently promoted Bill C-36 as a way of protecting victims of "exploitation." In this they are backed by an unholy alliance of right-wing outfits like REAL Women of Canada and the feminist groups that make up the Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution.
  14. Eros Denied
    Sex in Western Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1966
    Spanning 2000 years of Western culture, Eros Denied explores the multitude of forces which through the ages have tended to suppress and pervert the sexual instincts.
  15. Fantasy's Legal, Reality's Not
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    A sex worker's take on prostitution and the sex industry.
  16. Feminist Issues In Prostitution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    The flawed reasoning behind the opposition to prostitution by (radical) feminists.
  17. Good Girls, Bad Girls
    Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
  18. Happy Hookers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Exploring the lives of sex workers and their would-be saviours.
  19. Hidden from History
    Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Eessays analyzing the political, philosophical, and social history of homosexuality from the ancient world to the postwar era.
  20. In Conflict with the Law
    Women and the Canadian Justice System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Critique of women and the Canadian justice system. Written from a feminist perspective, the collection is organized into three thematic sextions: Federal Imprisonment of Women -- Past, Present and Future; Images and Realities -- Profiles of Women Offenders; and Theoretical Considerations about Women in Conflict with the Law."
  21. Inside the Sensational Business of "Rescuing" Sex Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For years, the sex worker movement has been at odds with a conservative wing of the anti-human trafficking movement.
  22. Paying for It
    A Guide by Sex Workers for their Clients

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and former sex workers, about how to treat sex workers so they like you more and give you better service.
  23. Prostitution Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
    Decriminalization takes prostitution from the jurisdiction of the criminal code. It means private sexual acts between consenting adults are placed outside the realm of criminal laws.
  24. Public Housing Redesign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1994
    The solution to the specific problems of illegal drug dealing and prostitution is decriminalization.
  25. Red City, Blue Period
    Social Movements in Picasso's Barcelona

    Resource Type: Book
  26. Red Emma Speaks
    Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
  27. The Red Menace 
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  28. Red Menace #5
    Summer 1980

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
    A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
  29. The Secret Museum
    Pornography in Modern Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what people thought and felt about them.
  30. Selling Sexual Services: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The current debate about sex work among feminists generates more heat than light. Accusations of bad faith fly back and forth across the two sides, research findings are mobilized to undercut the other side even when the research itself is limited by its methods and scope, different sex worker voices are authorized by each side as either genuine or manipulated, depending on whose position those voices seem to support.
  31. The Sex Industry and Its Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    An article discussing the various components of the sex industry and the various forms of sexual services that have evolved from prostitution.
  32. The sex work debate - a response to Jess Edwards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Contribution to the debate on sex work which has been taking place in the International Socialism journal.
  33. Sex work: Solidarity not salvation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An ongoing debate is taking place in anarchist and feminist circles on the legitimacy of sex work and the rights of sex workers. The two main schools of thought are almost at polar opposites of each other. On the one side you have the abolitionist approach led by feminists, such as Melissa Farley who maintains that sex work is a form of violence against women. Farley has said that "If we view prostitution as violence against women, it makes no sense to legalize or decriminalize prostitution." On the other side you have sex worker rights activists who view sex work as being much closer to work in general than most realize, who believe that the best way forward for sex workers is in the fight for workers' rights and social acceptance and for activists to listen to what sex workers have to say. In this article I will discuss why the abolitionist approach discriminates against sex workers and takes advantage of their marginalized status, while the rights approach offer the opportunity to make solid differences in the labour rights and human rights of sex workers.
  34. Sex Workers in Nicaragua Break the Silence and Gain Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After living in the shadows, thousands of Nicaraguan sex workers have broken their silence, won support from state institutions and gained new respect for their rights.
  35. Sex Workers' Rights in Kenya: "It's Better to Be a Thief Than Gay in Kenya"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    "It's better to be a thief than gay in Kenya," says a gay sex worker. Both are often punished by death, but being the latter means never revealing yourself to the public and remaining perpetually closeted. It means dealing with homophobes at day and pleasuring them at night.
  36. SexSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2015
    Sexuality resources: articles, websites, books.
  37. Sexwork.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Sex Work Cyber Resource & Support Center. Promoting Intimacy and Positive, Healthy, Consenting Adult Sexuality.
  38. Trafficked: For sexual exploitation
    New Internationalist September 2007

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2007
    A look at slavery and sexual exploitation of women. Discussion of anti-trafficking measures.
  39. Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered
    New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    This collection of essays underscores the interlocking relationship between prostitution, migration and trafficking. They reveal a deep seated anxiety about borders, economic resources and the fragility of the nation-state. Far from from helping women and children become free from explotaiton, the obession with women sex workers has led to the detriment of all by excluding the questions of human rights, freedon of movement, basics such as food and shelter and a living wage. The book is a call for all those involved -- governments, aid workers and trafickees -- to go beyond a paternalistic and colonial view of these issues and deal with them in a spirit of cooperation.
  40. US-UN Crusade Against 'Sex Trafficking'
    Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Woman, Anti-Sex

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Kidnapping, debt bondage, sexual assault, beatings - for any purpose - are horrible crimes. But there is a qualitative distinction between this kind of coercion and the fundamentally consensual act between a prostitute and her client to exchange money for sex.
  41. Who Cares?
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with DNA samples for future identification.
  42. The Wisdom of Whores 
    Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Pisani's book The Wisdom of Whores is a scathing attack on the bureaucratic international aid communities that deal with HIV/AIDS. Topics include: injection of drugs and the idea of harm reduction by the use of clean needles and methadone to prevent the spread of HIV, the question of economic resources and how and where they are spent, the concept of abstinence and how the U.S. administration views has undermined the use of condoms.
  43. Women at Work - Ontario, 1850- 1930
    Resource Type: Book
  44. Working Girls: Prostitutes, Their Life and Social Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    An analysis of prostitution laws in Austrailia and a discussion of the need for decriminalisation.

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