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March 22, 2014
Playing the Whore Los Angeles Launch
Stories Books & Cafe
March 22, 2014
8.00pm -
Stories Books & Cafe
1716 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90026 United States
Melissa Gira Grant on the politics of sex work
Melissa Gira Grant will discuss the politics of sex work at the Los Angeles launch event for her book Playing the Whore

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.