NC is in dire need for more feminist discussion. The intention of this quarterly book club is to bring together community feminists and open up feminist dialogue in the Triangle. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book – come to meet and strengthen this community.
In “Playing the Whore”, journalist Melissa Gira Grant argues for an overhaul in the way we think about sex work. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker, “Playing the Whore” dismantles pervasive myths about sex work, criticizes both conditions within the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the “legitimate” economy only harms those who perform sexual labor. In “Playing the Whore”, sex workers’ demands, too long relegated to the margins, take center stage: Sex work is work, and sex workers’ rights are human rights.
Please join us Tuesday, October 26th from 6pm to 7:30ish p.m. at nido durham co-op, an innovative co-working space which includes childcare.