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Doezema, Jo "Loose Women or Lost Women?"

The re-emergence of the myth of ‘white slavery’ in contemporary discourses of ‘trafficking in women’ by Jo Doezema Jo compares the ‘white slavery’ myth with current debates about ‘trafficking’. The anti-trafficking lobbyists have won ground by stereotyping women who migrate to work in the sex industry as ‘victims’ and ‘forced’, and adopting many of the tactics first employed by the ‘white slavery’ myth; “innocence deceived, youthful virginity despoiled, the motifs of disease and death, the depraved black/Jewish/foreign trafficker…” (pg 25)

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