CJRC researchers Professor John Scott and Adjunct Professor Victor Minichiello have contributed to a commentary article “Reversing the agenda of sex work stigmatization and criminalization: Signs of a progressive society” recently published in the international journal Sexualities.
The authors highlight how despite many nations in society continuing to support discourses and legal systems that criminalize two aspects of human sexual behaviour (same-sex relations and paid sex), they argue that there is a progressive agenda emerging. This has been largely driven by a diverse global network, including Amnesty International, progressive political leaders, activists, researchers and ordinary citizens, who continue to take action to stop the discrimination and human rights violation associated with homosexuality and sex work. The article reinforces how a modern society needs to be open to the notion that paid sexual interactions can be a deliberate and rewarding choice for many, that there are acceptable reasons for sex work to exist, and that women and men who buy or sell sex should be free to do so without fear or harm.
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