Sex work research guide
"Sex work" is a complex issue that necessitates an understanding of the challenges and realities that some workers face. It encompasses a variety of attitudes, philosophies, and beliefs that are often presented with gender and sexual violence. Although the underlying issues surrounding sex work have the potential to be viewed as problematic, we focus on sex workers as rational, autonomous women who engage in sex work for logical reasons.
decriminalize sex work now
Some women are sex workers as a means to earn money. Some are sex workers because they believe it is their vocation, and they enjoy their work. Nevada NOW believes women should be free to make this choice because women know what is best for themselves. For this reason, Nevada NOW takes a woman-centric view of sex work. We advocate for decriminalization because sex workers deserve to be safe in their line of work.
Criticisms of Sex Work
Sex work in Nevada
- Sex Industry and Sex Workers in Nevada, by Jenny Heineman, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Rachel MacFarlane, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Barbara G. Brents, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada Las Vegas
- Sex Industry and Sex Workers in Nevada (pdf), by Kate Hausbeck, Barbara G. Brents, and Crystal Jackson
- Nevada’s Legal Brothels Make Workers Feel Safer (New York Times), by Barbara G. Brents