Heather Berg, Working for Love, Loving for Work: Discourses of Labor in Feminist Sex-Work Activism, Feminist Studies, Vol. 40, No. 3 (2014), pp. 693-721
In the late 1970s, Carol Leigh (a.k.a. Scarlot Harlot) coined the term “sex work” as a means to best describe the labor she and other workers in commercial sex industries performed. Leigh hoped the term would unite workers, provide an alternative to stigmatized language, and “acknowledg[e] the work we do rather than defin[e] us by our status.”….Continue reading here.