Caribbean Female Sexuality Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Caribbean Female Sexuality
A look at Caribbean women's sexuality and the booming Caribbean sex trade.
# 134042 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Women Studies (General) , Tourism (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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The paper asserts that notions of Caribbean women's hyper sexuality are among longstanding myths of the region that happen to carry over into the 21st century's much enlarged sex tourism. The paper argues that Western feminists often fail to examine the phenomenon for its differences vis a vis prostitution in the West. The paper discusses how in the Caribbean, sex work has led to the politicization of women who turn to it due to economic necessity, aware of the contribution made to contemporary tourism.

From the Paper:

"Much literature on sexuality in relation to Caribbean women projects a stereotype of women victimized by patriarchal male standards, second-class social status, residual racism, prostitution driven by Western demand, and all other maladies affecting women in developing countries. However, when female sexuality is examined in a Caribbean understanding of women's power and agency, one sees a collective force shaping all matters of the family, social authority and political orientation that, perhaps ironically, is evidenced in the booming Caribbean sex trade. Cynthia Mellon explained..."

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