SOURCE: Washington Post
Excluding Those in the Sex Industry from Covid-19 Relief is a Mistake
by Leah LaGrone
Government needs to back off making moral value judgments shaped by Christian values when it comes to women’s work, and instead to focus on the harsh economic reality facing millions of women.
SOURCE: Jewish Exponent
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maimie Pinzer
According to historian Melissa R. Klapper, Pinzer’s story has been of great interest to scholars of gender and working-class women because her letters are among the only firsthand accounts of prostitution during the early 20th century. “She was also quite self-aware about the role that gender norms and limitations on women, especially economic, had played in her life.”
America Flirted with Legalized Prostitution During the Civil War
As the Union Army faced down a public health crisis in Nashville, it had no choice but to accept the city’s sex workers.
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