All are invited to attend the Institute of Political Economy’s Visiting Professor Katie Cruz (University of Bristol Law School) on the rights of sex workers.
Over the past 30 years, the demand for sex workers’ rights has  gained momentum. In this talk, I apply a Marxist feminist legal approach to the use of rights by sex workers. Liberal legal rights must, I argue, be assessed historically and contextually according to their potential to chip away at the unfreedom (dispossession and dehumanisation) of workers that capitalism tends towards. Using England as a case study I sketch out the possibilities and limits of a particular civil rights strategy (the right to privacy) for limiting sex workers’ unfreedom.
Wednesday December 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 2017 Dunton Tower