Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution Paperback – Oct 4 2013
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One of the things that I think makes this book stand out is Moran's astonishing ability to have remained awake and present to the harsh realities of her situation. In her shoes, many women, understandably, would have "checked out" (via substance abuse and denial) to avoid the ongoing pain, abuse and trauma that are inherent to life in the sex trade. Somehow Moran managed, repeatedly, and despite her own struggle with drugs, to remain aware and bear witness to her experiences as she went through them. The result is an account of what it's like to be a prostitute that is more detailed, disturbing, perceptive and eye-opening than anything most people have ever heard. I think it is extremely important that accounts like Moran's are brought to the public's attention, as the truths that they convey appear to contradict a number of widely-held assumptions about prostitution. I see Moran's willingness to endure the tough process of revisiting that awful time in her life (a process she describes in "Paid For"), for the purposes of putting it all on record, as a heroic and invaluable contribution.
Equally important, in my view, is the visionary insight with which Moran interprets her experience and places it in a broader, sociopolitical context. This, too, is eye-opening. For me, there were revelations about prostitution and what it means for women, men, and our society as a whole, on just about every page.Read more ›
It's an easy read, well worth buying. Highly recommend it!
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This is a real, raw account of the realities of prostitution! After reading this book it has opened my eyes and heart to this oppress population of our countries! Read morePublished 27 days ago by MK
I always thought there is something wrong in the prostitution, not what the prostitutes do, but what is done to them, and I have been unable to elaborate what. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jaana Ohinmaa