was wondering if you could help
me out. I have a bit of a problem,
you see, for one of my course
at school. I have to do a prostitution
report and I am a really having
a hard time finding good in-depth
stuff. If you could give me
a few links or sites that I
could find information on or
pertaining to any areas of Prostitution
from the 1600's to now. Thank
you so much and I'd be really
grateful. Oh yeah, your site
is great and keep up the great
for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
Prostitution as you may know
is considered the oldest profession--most
of these references are in jest,
but interesting to know nonetheless.
However, as Kathleen Barry points
out in an entry in the U.S.
The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History: "Women who were not confined
by either slave labor or domestic
labor in the home were assumed
to be prostitutes and/or had
no alternative means of survival."
She goes on to say: "Prostitution
persists in this form in the
underdeveloped countries today,
where there are few possibilities
for economic survival for women
who labor in the informal domestic
sector. With industrialization,
sex industries transform local,
indigenous prostitution into
major commodity markets."
entry goes on for about two
pages. If you want to send me
your mailing address and/or
a fax number, I'd be happy to
send it to you. Also, Kathleen
Barry is at Pennsylvania State
University in State College,
PA--if you want to contact her
directly to learn more.