Last updated on: 12/1/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Laurie Shrage, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“For feminists like me, punitive laws against prostitution symbolize one of [the] things I’d most like to change about our society, namely double standards of sexual morality that result in stigmatizing not just prostitutes, but many unconventional women, as sluts or whores.”

North Gate News, Nov. 1, 2004

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, Florida International University
  • Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellow, Princeton University
  • Former Professor of Philosophy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Member, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Co-Editor, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 1998-2003
  • George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership, Cal Poly Pomona, 1998
  • Contributor, PEA Soup
  • Former Blogger, APA Governance
Education:
  • PhD, University of California at San Diego, 1983
  • MA, Philosophy, University of California at San Diego, 1979
  • BA, Philosophy, University of California at Davis, 1975
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Immoral or Demeaning?