In this review of recent books on public policy and prostitution, Julie Bindel’s The Pimping of Prostitution is sympathetically reviewed. Her thesis, that the libertarian movement seeking to remove prostitution from legal and public policy spheres has done grave harm to the lives of boys, girls and women, is elaborated by quotations from her chapters. This book is an important resource for those who campaign for the rights of women and children to be free of commercial sexual exploitation. The reviewer offers a critical realist perspective on Bindel’s work, in advocating that future scholars should use her extensive research for a theoretical elaboration of why the libertarian movement has, in some spheres been successful.
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Bagley, Christopher A. (2018) "Prostitution and Public Policy. The Nordic Model Versus the Pimping of Prostitution," Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 3. https://doi.org/10.23860/dignity.2018.03.01.03