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Raymond Lotta, Industrialization of Sexual Exploitation and Global Capitalism.

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Date:
Thursday, March 09, 2023
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Location Details:
2444 Durant Avenue Berkeley

Raymond Lotta, spokesperson for Revolution Books in Harlem, gave a talk on 3/1:
"The Industrialization of Sexual Exploitation and Global Capitalism... OR Why "Sex Work" is NOT "Agency" But Degradation and Nightmare... And Why We Need Revolution"

Watch the video and join the discussion and controversy at Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Raymond Lotta writes:

The commercial sexual exploitation of women (and of young girls and boys) has reached massive proportions. What is euphemistically referred to as the “global sex industry” has evolved into a highly profitable segment of individual national economies and the world imperialist economy...

“Sex work” is, in its essence, the marketed degradation and organized sexual submission of women to male domination.

—from Raymond Lotta's major research essay "The 'Industrialization' of Sexual Exploitation, Imperialist Globalization, and the Descent Into Hell"
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SOME RELEVANT FACTS:
+There are some 42 million prostitutes in the world, overwhelmingly women,13 to 25 years old.

+In 2021, 4.4 million women and girls were trapped in (trafficked for) commercial sexual exploitation...modern-day sex slavery!

+"Prostitution is not a choice but an absence of choice based on gender, class, caste, ethnic and race inequalities that the 'sex industry' exploits." —Apne Aap, women's rights/anti sex-trafficking organization

This discussion, this debate, needs to be had.
If you think 'sex work' is just another kind of work, or female empowerment, come to this program and make your case.

Masks required and provided.

Watch Bob Avakian on: Under capitalism every job exploits you, so what’s the difference with sex work? There IS a difference from the interview with Bob Avakian on the Revolution Nothing Less! Show: "Up Close and Personal With Bob Avakian, Heart and Soul & Hard-Core For Revolution" revcom.us

At a Time When the Future Hangs in the Balance...When the Horrors Go On and On…
Be Part of Putting Revolution on the Map. This event is part of the Revolution Books Fund Drive to raise
$5,000 By March 31!
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