Gender, Victimization, and Commercial Sex: A Comparative Study

Tamara O'Doherty, Ian Waters
2019 Atlantis: A Womens Studies Journal  
This article critically examines and compares adult male and female experiences selling sex in Canada's off-street sex industry. Findings indicate that gender disparities exist when it comes to the work of selling sex: male providers are better insulated from violence and exploitation because of their gender, while female sex workers are forced to navigate multiple layers of oppression to assure safer working conditions. Despite these differences, this data suggests that prioritizing
more » ... ritizing overarching labour issues, instead of gendered experiences working in commercial sex, can function to increase all sex workers' safety and access to justice.
doi:10.7202/1066418ar fatcat:slbzimqt6jbnxmpqoyg2mjd6my