A Vindication of the Rights of Whores

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A Vindication of The Rights of Whores
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Cover of A Vindication of The Rights of Whores
AuthorGail Pheterson [fr]
Cover artistClare Conrad
CountryUnited States
SubjectSex work, prostitution, sex workers rights feminism, human rights, women's studies
Publisher1st edition by Seal Press / 2nd edition printed by Biblio Services, Inc.
Publication date
1989, 2019
Media typePaperback book

A Vindication of The Rights of Whores is a 1989 anthology edited by Gail Pheterson [fr] with a preface by Margo St. James.

The book consists of the voices of a diverse group of prostitutes, sex worker rights activists, and feminist scholars from around the world, discussing their lives and concerns.

It includes the complete text of the World Charter for Prostitutes' Rights;[1] unedited transcripts of workshops arranged by topic from the First World Whores' Congress held in Amsterdam in February 1985 and Second World Whores' Congress at the European Parliament held in Brussels in October 1986;[2] position papers; as well as interviews with various participants.

It is cited in at least 75 other works and appears in various reading lists and curriculum guides.[3] The anthology's name references Mary Wollstonecraft's 18th-century feminist work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

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  1. ^ International Committee for Prostitutes' Rights: World Charter For Prostitutes' Rights
  2. ^ "World Notes Belgium". (October 13, 1986). Time. Archived from the original December 21, 2008.
  3. ^ Hoff Ph.D, Lee Ann Violence Issues: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Guide For Health Professionals. University of Ottawa.

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