Jody Raphael is Senior Research Fellow Emerita at DePaul University School of Law in Chicago. She is the author of numerous research articles and four books, the latest of which is Rape is Rape (2013).
In the past few five years, academic presses are publishing books advocating the decriminalization of prostitution, the policy prescription buttressed by attempts to minimize the harm of the sex trade industry as well as sex-trafficking. This review essay explores the presses’ eager embracing of this approach, the reasons for it, and the effects of their publications on violence against women. These include the silencing of survivors’ voices, and the drying up of violence research as academics pursue topics of interest to publishers, as opposed to exploring the lives of women.
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Raphael, Jody (2022) "Academic Presses: Publishing Prostitution Apologists," Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 3. https://doi.org/10.23860/dignity.2022.07.02.03