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By Helen J. Self

This is often an exam, from a feminist historian's point of view, of the historical past to the current process of regulating prostitution in Britain - that's normally admitted to be not just unjust and discriminatory, yet useless even achieve its acknowledged goals. targeting the Nineteen Fifties, and particularly at the Wolfenden document and the 1959 highway Offences Act, it's a thorough publicity of the sexual double average and basic misogynist assumptions underlying laws in terms of prostitution. as well as the special research of the Fifties laws and the history to it, there's an exposition of the next workings of the Act, and of makes an attempt to amend or repeal it.

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