Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"The normalization of prostitution would, however, greatly obscure the extent to which becoming a sex worker means, for many people, trading off control over their sexual choices for economic security. To the extent that barriers against workplace sexual harassment help secure sexual autonomy for workers, this kind of protection simply won’t extend to those whose economic situation makes prostitution their only viable economic option. Normalizing prostitution will, for this group at least, amount to surrendering sexual autonomy as a distinctive good to which they should be entitled."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, The University of British Columbia, 2003-present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy, State University of New York, Albany, 2002-2003