#39-19 Beyond the Sex Wars … Can a rift in the women’s movement be healed?

Speaking in a plenary at the US National Women’s Studies Association, Chapkis explores the ideological gulf between pro-prostitution and abolitionist strains of feminism, expresses concern over both sides’ potential alliances with anti-woman forces, and calls for a nuanced view of a complex issue and solidarity in all areas of any agreement.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Wendy Chapkis Ph.D.,Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Sociology, Univ. of Southern Maine, author of Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor (1997) Routledge

Credits: Recorded by Frieda Werden, by arrangement with the US National Women’s Studies Association. Production assistance, P.J. Abrams and Suzette Cullen.

Comments: Originally released as #32-98
Some language has been bleeped