The red umbrella has become a symbol of advocacy for those working in the sex trade
Welcome to the website of Alison Bass. Alison's latest book, slated to be published in the Spring of 2016, is tentatively titled Getting Screwed: Sex Work and the Law. The book weaves the true stories of sex workers together with the latest research to make the case for decriminalizing adult consensual prostitution in the United States.
Getting Screwed takes a wide-ranging historic look at prostitution in the United States and explores why, at a time when the rest of the developed world – much of Europe, Australia and New Zealand – has moved toward decriminalizing sex work in an effort to improve public health and safety, the United States has lurched in the opposite direction: toward counterproductive and largely ineffective laws. Studies from other countries show that legalizing prostitution has actually cut down on the sex trafficking of minors and illegal immigrants and created much safer conditions for sex workers and other women. Continue reading ...More About Alison Bass More About Side Effects