Regulating Autonomy: Sex, Reproduction and Family by Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson, Martin PDF

By Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson, Martin Richards

ISBN-10: 1841139467

ISBN-13: 9781841139463

Those essays discover the character and bounds of person autonomy in legislation, coverage, and the paintings of regulatory corporations. The authors ask looking out questions about the character and scope of the legislation of 'private' lives — from intimacies, own relationships, and family lives to copy. They query the level to which the legislation does, or should still, safeguard person autonomy. contemporary speedy advances within the improvement of recent applied sciences, fairly these interested in human genetics and assisted replica, have generated new questions — functional, social, criminal, and moral — approximately how a long way the nation should still intrude in person selection making. Is there an inevitable stress among person liberty and the typical stable? How may a doable stability among the general public and the non-public be struck? How, certainly, may still we predict approximately 'autonomy?' The essays discover the arguments used to create and hold the bounds of autonomy — for instance, the safety of the susceptible, public items of assorted types, and the upkeep of culture and recognize for cultural practices. The contributions deal with how these barriers might be drawn and what interventions are justified.

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In other words, while choosing prostitution over alternative modes of income may not constitute free choice, it is perhaps better perceived as a rational choice. It may be that whilst many women may make a reasoned choice to work in prostitution, a totally free choice regarding employment is something very few people truly have. But this is by no means peculiar either to prostitution or to women, and rational choice may be a more pragmatic and helpful conceptual tool in understanding how men and women make choices about how to earn their living.

Rather, he asserts, some prostitutes, including many independent call girls and brothel workers, make conscious decisions to enter the trade and do not regard their work as degrading or oppressive. What is being argued here is that rather than necessarily being in response to dire poverty, deciding to work as a prostitute can be in response to a range of factors that are each given weight according to the priorities of the individual. Choosing to engage in a particular occupation is not always Exploitation: The Role of Law in Regulating Prostitution 27 about economic survival; it may simply represent a more attractive prospect than the more conventional employment alternatives chosen by others.

Weitzer R (2007) ‘The social construction of sex trafficking: Ideology and institutionalization of a moral crusade’. Politics and Society, 35, 447–75. West DJ (1992) Male Prostitution, Duckworth, London. Wilkerson A (2002) ‘Disability, sex radicalism, and political agency’. National Women’s Studies Association Journal 14, 33–57. Legislation Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Sexual Offences Act 1956 Sexual Offences Act 2003 3 Feminist Anti-violence Discourse as Regulation HELEN REECE* I. INTRODUCTION S everal writers in the United States (Hoff Sommers, 1994; Roiphe, 1994; Patai, 1998), who have become known as dissident feminists (Laframboise, 1996; see also Boyd, 2004), provide descriptions of the ways in which feminist anti-violence discourse has evolved into a highly effective means of regulating human relationships.

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