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March 19, 2014
Playing the Whore San Francisco Launch
The Booksmith
March 19, 2014
7.30pm -
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
Join Melissa Gira Grant to discuss her book and the politics of sex work
In Playing the Whore, journalist Melissa Gira Grant turns these pieties on their head, arguing for an overhaul in the way we think about sex work. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths about sex work, criticizes both conditions within the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the “legitimate” economy only harms those who perform sexual labor.