The Ethical Stripper
By Stacey Clare
Forget everything you’ve heard about strippers: this book is an antidote to stigma, shame and stereotyping
About the book
‘Passionately argued, meticulously researched and angry as hell ... leads the reader beyond the strip club and on to the battlefield where sex workers fight for their rights’ KATE LISTER
‘Deeply impressive ... An important book, sorely needed’ CAROL LEIGH
'An unflinching takedown of inadequate working conditions … A must read’ JUNO MAC, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes
Forget everything you think you know about strippers
In this powerful book, Stacey Clare, a stripper with over a decade of experience, takes a detailed look at the sex industry – the reality of the work as well as the history of licensing and regulation, feminist themes surrounding sex work, and stigma. Bringing her personal knowledge of the industry to bear, she offers an unapologetic critique and searing indictment of exploitation, and raises the rights of sex workers to the top of the agenda.
The Ethical Stripper rejects notions of victimhood, challenges stigma and shame, and unpacks decades of confusion and contradictions. It’s about the sex-work community’s fight for safety and self-determination, and it challenges you to think twice about every newspaper article, documentary and film you have seen about stripping and sex work.
What will the money be spent on and what would happen to it in the case this book wasn't published. The money at the moment goes to United Authors Publishing Limited and I wondered what their commitment is to those who choose to support this project?
If the target isn't reached then the book won't be published and all the money will be refunded back to those who pledged. The commitment to those who choose to support the project is outlined in the pledge level. (£10 pledges will receive a digital copy of the book). Pledges will be fulfilled either at the point of publication or after (again depending on the pledge level. Money raised is spent on the costs of publishing (editing, legal read through, layout, design, print etc.) If this is still a concern, contact the publishers directly and ask to speak with a member of their crowdfunding team. Thanks for your support, I appreciate it muchly xx
Hi Stacey I see your currently 27% towards target. I don’t suppose at this stage you can assess an expected publication timescale? I’m new to unbound so not fully familiar yet!
HI Nicola, the aim is to have the book published by the end of this year. Obviously the quicker we can get it funded the sooner we can expect to publish. Many thanks, Stacey
Just got the book today, been a long time coming and glad to finally get my copy! Just checking tho, are the additional pledge rewards to come later? I was on the polaroid pledge and that wasn't with it or mentioned on the Unbound receipt. Cheers!
Hi Jarvellis, Thanks for reaching out! We're just waiting on Stacey sending through some of the remaining rewards when she's back and we'll get them sent out ASAP!