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I 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 work.

Thanks 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."

This 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.


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