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Pretty Baby: A Memoir By Chris Belcher Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982175832
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2023

As "LA's Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix", Chris Belcher could pay off her student loans while working towards her doctorate, and keep from slipping into the cycle of poverty she had escaped from once she left West Virginia. She was also able to examine gender dynamics behind the dungeon door, and the way masculinity presents itself when she has her boot pushing into someone's back. Complicated questions of sexuality, queerness, identity, and power arise with every essay in this memoir, as well as the way society harms those that deviate from the norm. 


Review by Sarah C.

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Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights By Juno Mac, Molly Smith Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781786633613
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Verso - March 3rd, 2020

The Nordic Model vs legalization vs decriminalization. Brothel laws, immigration policy, anti-trafficking and exiting programs, FOSTA-SESTA. This primer - built from the authors and countless others' experiences - explores all the concepts, failures, and possibilities tied within the way society handle the taboo world of sex work, as well as the labor rights its workers deserve. 


Review by Sarah C.