"As both reviewer and book and some comments point out, young women can and do make informed choices to enter the sex industry, and young immigrant women in particular may be choosing to leave conditions that are far worse."
"It is hardly news that poverty is a big push factor in making women available for 'survival sex', domestic or trafficked in global trade. Agustin's ploy is to transform decisions made under coercive conditions into farsighted career decisions. Her argument that anti-trafficking laws deprive women victims of 'agency' accepts without irony Anatole France's observation that 'The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.'"
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