Prostitution myths justify the existence of prostitution, promote misinformation about prostitution, and contribute to a social climate that exploits and harms not only prostituted women but all women.
"Attitudes toward Prostitution and Acceptance of Rape Myths" in Journal of Applied Social Psychology Vol. 32, issue 9 (2002), p. 1790 - 1796; co-written with A. Cotton, and R. Baron
We feminists think that women deserve the right NOT to prostitute.Melissa Farley
For many women, the experience of prostitution stems from the historical trauma of colonization.Melissa Farley
Within the gendered institution of prostitution, race and class create a hierarchy with indigenous women at its lowest point.Melissa Farley