Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry, by Laura Agustín
Laura Agustín has almost singlehandedly changed the international debate about the definition and exploitation of the “sex trafficking” world as it is manipulated and exploited by NGOs, the Rescue Industry and major political players.
The corruption and disassembling that is going in the name of “saving victims” is truly shocking, and that's why Sex at the Margins has been on every feminist, public policy, and migrant rights desk since its first appearance.
"This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest."
The fact that Agustín is an international multi-lingual genius, who can appear in Sweden or Italy or Nairobi at a moment’s notice to speak truth to power, has turned the world on its ear when the usual liars come out to press their sanctimonious case on "fallen women." She will not suffer fools gladly and she WILL demand evidence. (Check out her debate with Mira Sorvino at the UN!)
Whatever Laura does next, Margins will remain as the classic that started the fireworks. As far as I'm concerned, this book is the vanguard of feminism and the bleeding edge of migration consciousness.
Narrated by Robert Blumenfeld, who we last heard reading Euclid's Widow and Paul Bowles short stories!