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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore “”Sex Workers Unite” is path-breaking in its claims about the expansive legacy of sex worker activism, and one hopes it will serve as a starting point for an even more expansive analysis” in The San Francisco Chronicle, January 10, 2014

Rachel Wexelbaum “Just may cause American readers to question our country’s policies toward sex workers, and wonder how other countries made them work” in Lambda Literary February 19, 2014

Yasmin Nair, “Sex work is complicated, and a complicated analysis like Chateauvert’s takes into account its intertwining with capitalism and neoliberalism in particular. Highlighting the work of radical queers fighting for space and recognition draws attention to the urban politics of gentrification as well as the neoliberal politics of respectability in which both mainstream feminists and gays and lesbians are implicated.” Alternet March 11, 2014

“Meandering through the chapters Sex Workers Unite makes us wish for a television network—the Whorestory Channel perhaps—dedicated to documentaries about the myriad of revolutionary acts of resistance she has uncovered” A Kiss for Gabriela, March 11, 2014

Robin Edwards, “This is about policing of people’s bodies and their actions and their use of public space” in Denver Westword, February 6, 2014

Sam Huber, “Not Oprah’s Book Club,” “retelling a familiar story from a previously silenced perspective can itself be a vital form of activism… Sex Workers Unite does the invaluable work of showing us what a responsible and effective movement might look like, centering the voices and strategies of sex workers themselves in order to restore our best future to the realm of the possible.” Feministing, January 31, 2014

Haley Mlotek, “Put out the red light: Are sex workers being heard in the legal dialogue over prostitution? Special to The Toronto Globe and Mail, March 14, 2014

Caty Simon, “I was delighted to realize what the author had done by integrating our narrative with that of so many other struggles for social justice, reminding the reader of sex workers’ critical participation in so many movements over the decades. From GLBT/queer rights and feminism to AIDS activism and harm reduction, Sex Workers Unite makes it clear that you can’t really talk about the history of activism in the US without talking about us.” Tits and Sass, March 11, 2014

Kitty Drexel, “Chateauvert’s writing is blunt, honest and overwhelmingly liberal. Her dry but positive discussion of sex work and its employees aims to educate the reader. Her mission is to prove that those in the sex work industry are not deviants, addicts or victims. They are people making conscious choices who deserve equal civil rights and legal representation. She wants their stories told, their histories documented, and their allies counted.” in Edge on the Net, January 23, 2014

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