- 27 Mar 13
Sex rights worker Laura Agustín has dared say the unsayable: that prostitution is a rational career choice by millions of women the world over. She explains why claims that women are being ‘trafficked’ against their will are wildly overstated and speaks of her fears that she may encounter violent opposition when she speaks in Dublin shortly ... photo: Orlando G. Boström
“Don’t listen to those awful liberal-minded, fatty feminist-flag-waving doom-mongers who say prostitution is evil. Who are we to tell someone what parts they can and cannot sell of themselves? If we make a choice to sell our minds and souls to the highest bidder, but give our bodies away for free, why should we think it wrong if someone did the opposite? Sex is one of the most wholesome, spiritual and natural things that money can buy.” – Sebastian Horsley
Dr. Laura Maria Agustín might possibly have a problem with the wording of the late English dandy’s typically provocative statement, but the self-styled ‘Naked Anthropologist’ would definitely concur with Horsley’s sentiment. Who has the moral right to condemn anybody else for choosing to make their living from sex work?
For more information, see [link]www.lauraagustin.com[/link] Laura Agustín will speak on the theme: Sex At The Margins (Migration, Trafficking and the Sex Industry), at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies Centre, in the Clinton Auditorium, UCD at 4pm on April 4; and on the theme Thinking About Sex Work As Work, as part of the Anarchist Bookfair, at 12 noon, on April 6, in Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin.