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Yale Journal of Law and Feminism to Hold "Sex for Sale" Conference, Feb. 4


The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism will host a one-day conference on the commodification and sale of sex, titled "Sex for Sale," on February 4, 2006, at Yale Law School.

More information, including a conference schedule, is available at the conference website.

"The hit Broadway musical Avenue Q tells us that 'The Internet is for Porn'--a revolution that has transformed the business of sex work as well," said Michael Yarbrough of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. "A rapidly globalizing world has seen increased rates of sex trafficking, while the increasing success of the LGBT rights movement has forced us to rethink the normative costs and benefits of sexual expression, including its commodified forms. It's time to revisit the so-called feminist 'sex wars' in light of these new global realities."

The conference will include panels on pornography and prostitution, as well as a keynote address by Viviana Zelizer, the Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. Additionally, panel speakers and audience members will have the opportunity to join roundtable discussions of more particular issues in the field.

The conference is free for Yale students and faculty and registration costs $15 for others. To register for the conference, email erin.bradrick@yale.edu with "Sex for Sale Registration" in the subject line.

Visit the conference website for more information.