By Gregor Gall
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1994), Pheterson (1989a, 1996), Prestage and Perkins (1994), Rickard (2001), Roberts (1986, 1992), Scrambler and Scrambler (1997), Scarlet Alliance (2000), Sullivan (1994, 1995) and Valentino and Johnson (1980). Of course, this does not imply that each individual author subscribes to each point as laid out nor the order and emphasis given to the various points. The exercise is, nonetheless, one of establishing the key tenets and propositions as the sex work perspective has developed over time and to discern the themes and beliefs running through the body of the sex work discourse.
It is inconsistent, illogical and harmful to argue, and operationalise, a position of ‘for sex workers, against sex work’ because sex work, and thus sex workers, are not held to be products of capitalism and/or patriarchy per se and they can exist under different and future social relations. 26 Sex Worker Union Organising This distilled essence of the sex work perspective is based on an aggregation of key texts covering different nation states like Bell (1987), Bindman (1997), Bruckert (2002), Clamen (2005), Clamen and Lopes (2003), de Jour (2005), Delacoste and Alexander (1987), Ditmore (1999), Fischer (1996), French (1992), Jackson and Otto (1984), Kempadoo and Doezema (1998), Lim (1998), McClintock (1993a), Nagle (1997), Perkins (1991), Perkins et al.
In terms of money spent on prostitution by customers, Reynolds (2003:xvi) estimated £750m pa was spent in Britain with 10bn euro pa worldwide. 25m pa in spent on street prostitution, earned by an average 60 prostitutes working per day (Herald 22 March 2005). The Independent (9 April 2001) reported prostitution in Netherlands was worth £500m pa while Het Financielle Dagblad (5 October 2001) reported the ﬁgure was $1bn pa. For Germany, the Times (28 August 2002) stated that £4bn pa was spent on prostitution there while Hamilton Spectator (14 May 2005) put the ﬁgure at 6bn euro pa.
Sex Worker Union Organizing: An International Study by Gregor Gall