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The Prime of Miss Kitty MacKinnon Susie Bright. First published in East Bay Express, October 1993. Bright dives into MacKinnon’s work and comes up with more suppressed sexuality than a clergy full of priests.

Beauty and Desire In Edo period, Japan This exhibition explores life in the Edo period (1600-1868) in Edo (what is now Tokyo) and of interest to sex workers are the prints, paintings and costumes associated with the pleasure district (or red light area), Yoshiwara, and exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia in 1998.

The Sex Sector The economic and social bases of prostitution in Southeast Asia; ed. by Lin Lean Lim , Geneva : ILO 1998. ISBN 92-2-109522-3. This book was awarded the International Nike Award – a prestigious publishing award – at the Frankfurt Book Fair. At the other end of the spectrum of response, the Norwegian Trade Union and the Women’s Front of Norway launched a campaign against this ILO study, in 1999. Pradip Baksi originally wrote this review for the 1999 Bulletin of Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers.