Molly Smith & Juno Mac
Revolting Prostitutes: the Fight for Sex Workers' Rights
How the law harms sex workers--and what they want instead
Do you have to endorse prostitution in order to support sex worker rights? Should clients be criminalized, and can the police deliver justice?
In Revolting Prostitutes, sex workers Juno Mac and Molly Smith bring a fresh perspective to questions that have long been contentious. Speaking from a growing global sex worker rights movement, and situating their argument firmly within wider questions of migration, work, feminism, and resistance to white supremacy, they make it clear that anyone committed to working towards justice and freedom should be in support of the sex worker rights movement.
Published by Verso Books, March 2020, 288 pages, ISBN 9781786633613
About the Authors
Juno Mac is a sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM), a sex worker-led collective with branches in London, Leeds and Glasgow.
Molly Smith is a sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM). She is also involved with SCOT-PEP, a sex worker-led charity based in Edinburgh, which is working to decriminalise sex work in Scotland. She has written articles on sex work policy for Guardian and New Republic.
--Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch
"Revolting Prostitutes situates questions about sex work in contemporary life in the context of labor rights, white supremacy, critique of police and the global sex workers' rights movement. As sex workers face increasing legal threats and decreased safety in the US, it's a more urgent read than ever."