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Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections Paperback – September 26, 2007
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Ms. Farley's book is compelling and hard hitting, exposing the "legal" prostitution industry for its corruption, its connection with trafficking in women and girls and its human rights violations against them. The picture she shows us, starting with the cover, exposes the dark side of this so called, "glamorous" business, for what it is, male power and privilege out of control.
Give a copy to a male friend and help to expose the dirty secrets of legal prostitution.
Anthony Marsella, PhD, Professor Emeritus at University of Hawaii
It is a painful read at times yet very true. Most people are horrified at the thought of women trapped in sexual slavery in other countries but when it comes to looking at what is happening in North America most people appease their guilt by using the word "choice" and then do nothing to change the systems that entraps women.
It turns out Melissa Farley has acquired a reputation for shoddy methodology and blatant bias. This is clear in the inflammatory language she uses in this volume, plus how simplistically she gathers and presents data. So while credible social science researchers paint a complex portrait with nuanced descriptions of advantages and problems, Farley has only one message - prostitution is always bad.
The only good thing I have to say about this book is that it was loaned to me, so I didn't have to waste money on it. My final recommendation: Stick to reliable research, even if you don't agree with all of its conclusions. The work of Ronald Weitzer, which is also available through Amazon, is the first to come to mind.