Donna M. Hughes, Ph.D., is a radical feminist. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence. She held the Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies for 26 years. She has personal experience with sexual abuse and exploitation as a child, career-length hostility in universities to her anti-prostitution and anti-pornography advocacy, and a university-wide attempt to “cancel” her for writing about the transgender movement. She developed the concept of “the demand” as the root cause of prostitution and advocated for prostitution to be treated as a form of violence and a women’s rights violation. She has done research, lecturing, and advocacy in the United States and many countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Hughes, Donna M. (2023) "Academic Women's Studies: An Institutional Failure for Scholarship on Violence Against Women," Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 8: Iss. 2, Article 3. https://doi.org/10.23860/dignity.2023.08.02.03
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