Sex: we can’t have it both ways

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I analyse the tension between a plausible liberal view of sex work and the similarly plausible idea that rape and other forms of sexual violence are made morally worse by their sexual nature. I find no conclusive reason to drop the liberal view of sex work, at least as long as the concept of voluntary and informed consent at the core of it is robust enough to account for the realities of prostitution around the world; nor should we abandon the idea that rape is no ordinary immoral act: reducing sexual violence to non-sexual violence would misrepresent the relevant phenomena and perpetuate injustice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMonash Bioethics Review
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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