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Lenore Kuo, PhD Biography

Professor of Women's Studies at California State University, Fresno
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“For I am convinced that women will never be normalized, will never cease being ‘other,’ until sex and sexual activity are normalized. And sex and sexual activity will never be normalized until the sale of sexual activity is normalized (and vice versa.) If sexual activity is normalized, then its sale is unremarkable. Even if one believes that sexual activity is, or involves, or should involve intimacy, its sale, like that of psychological counseling, massage, or professional physical aid for geriatric patients, should be unremarkable.”

Prostitution Policy: Revolutionizing Practice Through A Gendered Perspective, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor and Former Director, Women’s Studies, California State University, Fresno, 2002-present
  • Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2004-2006
  • Former Professor, Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Member, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
  • Member, National Women’s Studies Association
  • Member, Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Member, Society for Analytical Feminism
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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