Feminist Perspectives on Sex Markets

[Revised entry by Laurie Shrage on September 7, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Markets in sexually-explicit materials (pornography) and sexual services (prostitution) raise numerous
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[Revised entry by Laurie Shrage on September 7, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Markets in sexually-explicit materials (pornography) and sexual services (prostitution) raise numerous worries for philosophers and feminists. The main concern is that such markets appear to be inescapably and seriously harmful to women - both individual women and women as a group. Deploying concepts from moral and political philosophy, and philosophy of language and art, feminist philosophers have analyzed how prostitution and pornography harm women....

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