Some Mother's Daughter - New Book from the International Prostitutes Collective

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Subject: Some Mother's Daughter - New Book from the International Prostitutes Collective
From: Women's Strike (womenstrike8m@server101.com)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 08:38:20 EST


8 February 00

Dear Sisters,

We enclose details of our new book, SOME MOTHER'S DAUGHTER - THE HIDDEN
MOVEMENT OF PROSTITUTE WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE. We believe it is the first
book of its kind and will be important to anyone concerned with violence
against women and/or prostitution - topics which are particularly popular
among students, for instance those on women's studies courses, researchers
and academics.

Please can you add/link these details to your website and/or add them to any
mailings you're sending out. Could you ensure details of the book are
passed to people who are compiling reading lists for relevant courses. Can
you let us know of other networks/contacts we can send the details to.

We are also looking for our book to be reviewed as widely as possible. Can
you let us know of any publications which may carry a review and/or if you
are interested in writing one.

Many thanks and power to the sisters, Cari Mitchell

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SOME MOTHER'S DAUGHTER -
THE HIDDEN MOVEMENT OF PROSTITUTE WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE
by the International Prostitutes Collectives

1 in 4 prostitute women are raped and over half assaulted for being sex
workers. As the UK government reviews sexual offences, prostitute women in
both the UK and the US publish their proposals to make all women safer.

KAY MELLOR, creator of the award winning TV series, says: "I wish SOME
MOTHER'S DAUGHTER had been around when I was researching for Band of Gold .
. . a concise, fascinating, yet disturbing account of how things really are
for women who work as prostitutes. It makes a clear and comprehensive case
that until the authorities begin to value all women's lives irrespective of
how they earn a living, no woman can expect justice or social change."

NEW LAW JOURNAL "A fascinating and at times shocking read."

HAM & HIGH "Powerful and disturbing."

HILARY KINNELL, co-ordinator, EUROPAP "I welcome this book; I hope that it
raises public awareness of the continuing violations against sex workers'
human and civil rights, and that it shames government and law enforcement
into positive action."

ENTRE NOUS "Anyone who cares about the safety of all women would be wise to
check this out."

SPECTATOR "An eye-opener, a wonderful conversation piece . . . the perfect
text book for a college level humanities course. . . . a vital safety guide
for women . . . a must-read for the street savvy sex worker."

SOME MOTHER'S DAUGHTER
"What do prostitute women and children have in common that increases their
chances of being raped or assaulted? Not occupation, lifestyle or
'morality'. But both lack social power."

Violence against sex workers is built into the law and its enforcement. In
self-protection, prostitute women (and often their mothers and sisters) have
given leadership to the women's movement against rape, trafficking and other
violence. A chronology of prostitutes' resistance provides a connecting
thread.

 THE BOOK INCLUDES:

- An interview with Theresa Hulme, whose daughter Julie was murdered while
working on the streets of Manchester, England, to support her children.

- A major survey with startling revelations on who prostitute women are, how
many are lesbian or bisexual, Black, mothers, how many have been raped, how
many have pimps.

- Accounts from women seeking asylum in Britain from rape and exploitation
by pimps backed by government and police.

- First hand accounts of the successful first private prosecution for rape
in England brought by two sex workers, and of the protest which got a San
Francisco serial rapist convicted.

- Black women's protest against police inaction and racism in the
investigation of murders of women in the Los Angeles Black community.

- The inside story of the San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution which
recommended a shift in police priorities by vigorously enforcing laws
against rape and other violence, and redirecting the over $7 million spent
annually on policing prostitution, to provide resources for sex workers and
for the whole community.

 -----------------PRINT OUT THIS FORM TO ORDER YOUR COPY.--------------

Price per copy:8 (post free in the UK) $12 US - add $2.50 p&p

1/3 discount for six or more copies.

Please send me _____ copies of Some Mother's Daughter. I enclose _________

Name______________________________________Tel/fax:___________________

 Address (please print)
___________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

 I would like to donate /$ ___________towards publicity and production
costs.

ENGLISH COLLECTIVE OF PROSTITUTES (ECP)
Crossroads Women's Centre
PO Box 287, London, NW6 5QU
Tel:(0207)482 2496 (minicom/voice) Fax:(0207)209 4761
e-mail:crossroadswomenscentre@compuserve.com

US PROSTITUTES COLLECTIVE (US PROS)
Crossroads Women's Centre
PO Box 14512, San Francisco
California 94114
Tel/Fax (415) 626 4114
e-mail:70742.3012@compuserve.com

website: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/crossroadswomenscentre/


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