In the Late 19th century, America’s “wild west” was notorious for its sex trade. Some historians argue that the women who participated in sex work were victims of a patriarchal society, yet others claim such women were empowered. While late 19th century sex workers challenged certain aspects of patriarchy, they remained unable to escape from their overarching patriarchal society; their lives and work must be re-examined through a more nuanced lens.
"Who Were They Working For? Sex Work, Working Girls, and Patriarchy in the Late 19th Century,"
The Macksey Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 208.
Available at: https://www.mackseyjournal.org/publications/vol1/iss1/208
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