Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography

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Kirsten Anderberg is a political activist and freelance journalist based in Seattle. Her articles have appeared in Utne Reader Online, Alternative Press Review, Infoshop.org, Alternet.org, Slingshot Zine, CompleatMother Mag, ZNet/Mag, etc. Visit her website at www.angelfire.com/la3/kirstenanderberg.

Margaret (Meg) Baldwin is an Associate Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida. Her legal scholarship and advocacy activities have long centred on advancing justice for prostituted women and girls. Professor Baldwin has represented prostituted women in civil rights and clemency cases, authored the first statute in the United States creating compensation claims for women and girls coerced in prostitution, and has written extensively on legal strategies benefiting prostituted women and girls.

Jane Caputi teaches Women's Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She is the author of The Age of Sex Crime, a radical feminist denouncement of the heroization of the serial killer, and Gossips, Gorgons and Crones: The Fates of the Earth, on nuclear myth and female powers. Her new book is Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power and Popular Culture. She also collaborated on Websters' First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language with Mary Daly.

Vednita Carter is Founder/Executive Director of Breaking Free, an Afrocentric agency that provides services to assist prostituted women and other battered women who have been through the criminal justice system to make healthy changes in their lives. Ms. Carter developed and directed the Women's Services Program for six years at WHISPER (Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt). She counselled incarcerated women for five years at the Rivers of Life prison ministry program. Ms. Carter is the author of 'Prostitution: Where Racism and Sexism Intersect,' published in the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, and the co-author of 'Prostitution, Racism, and Feminist Discourse,' published by the Hastings Women's Law Journal. Many of her articles on African American women and prostitution have been published nationwide in feminist newspapers and newsletters. She is featured in the documentary Rape Is (produced by Cambridge Documentary Films) and has appeared on local and national talk shows addressing prostitution as a form of violence against women and girls.

D.A. (De) Clarke, born 1958 in the UK, became a feminist in the late 1970s. She is a software engineer by trade, an independent scholar by inclination, and

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