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Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Prostitution in Western Society by Nickie Roberts. Suvi 's review Jun 20, At times a bit disorganised, but mostly clear and approachable general overview, that speaks out strongly against double standards and feminists' point of views.
I won't go into my personal opinions here, so I'm just going to say that I don't entirely understand renting your body to all kinds of creeps in these modern times, if there are other opportunities available. Roberts's convincing arguments and prostitutes' own comments however gave me a lot to think about, like whether it's fair to label prostitutes as criminals or not.
So, I may not understand the modern sociological aspect yet, but historically this is an intriguing topic. Especially the case of courtesans, women who were able to be independent and stinking rich without having to marry some idiot who would treat you like a puppet.
The woman of the book cover is a Storyville prostitute, and can be seen in this wonderful set photographed by E. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Whores in History. June 20, — Shelved as: July 3, — Shelved as: Jul 03, Jul 04, I'll have a look if it's in the library: Search for a book to add a reference. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention.
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