Red Light Lecture

Something to pass along from the fabulous Crystal Jackson …

Curious about the tenacity of prostitution? Do you enjoy stimulating academic lectures?
Dr. Teela Sanders, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Wednesday, February 27 – 7:30 pm
Dr. Sanders will talk about why the practice of prostitution — so thoroughly disapproved, and so widely outlawed in Western civilization — can yet flourish so universally.
Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV (MSM on the map, or
Our speaker uses social research to explore why the sex industry thrives even where criminal prosecution is threatened. Looking closely at supply-and-demand arguments, she examines the ways that intimacy, sexual and emotional labor, and commerce intertwine in the relationship of sex worker and clientele.
Co-sponsored by the UNLV Departments of Sociology, Counselor Education, and Hotel Management, and by the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada.

One thought on “Red Light Lecture

  1. That sounds really interesting. I wish I could make it! I hope you do a follow up afterward to summarize/reflect on the lecture.

    It’s crazy how thriving the sex industry really is, right below our noses (and actually pretty blatantly too). In America, there are prostitutes being enslaved, bought and sold, abused, exploited, trafficked, and it baffles and upsets me that this has thoroughly pervaded throughout mainstream culture, without the average American having so much as a second thought. “Pimps and Hoes” are now the cool thing and sadly, it really reflects a horrible and vicious cycle of violation of human rights and downright cruelty in the underground “gangster” world of prostitution.


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