Bad Sex

Yvonne C. Zimmerman

in Other Dreams of Freedom

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199942190
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980765 | DOI:


Bad Sex

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This chapter examines several specific policies enacted by the George W. Bush administration, including abstinence-only sex education, antiprostitution pledges, and the Prostitution Loyalty Oath in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003, that incorporated a conservative Protestant sexual morality into the United States' anti-trafficking project. Beyond the conceptual conflation of human trafficking and sex trafficking, these policies further conflated sex trafficking with bad or immoral sex more generally.

Keywords: George W. Bush; abstinence‐only sex education; Prostitution Loyalty Oath; Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003; Protestant morality; sex

Chapter.  9696 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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