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A Woman's Worth


Kimberly D. Krawiec


Duke University - School of Law

March 8, 2010

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 88. p. 102, 2010

Abstract:     
This Article examines three traditionally “taboo trades”: (1) the sale of sex, (2) compensated egg donation, and (3) commercial surrogacy. The article purposely invokes examples in which the compensated provision of goods or services (primarily or exclusively by women) is legal, but in which commodification is only partially achieved or is constrained in some way. I argue that incomplete commodification disadvantages female providers in these instances, by constraining their agency, earning power, and status. Moreover, anticommodification and coercion rhetoric is sometimes invoked in these settings by interest groups who, at best, have little interest in female empowerment and, at worst, have economic or political interests at odds with it.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Sex Work, Virginity, Prostitution, Oocyte Donation, Sperm Markets, Surrogacy, Medical Marijuana

JEL Classification: K00, K14, K34, K42

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Date posted: February 6, 2010 ; Last revised: May 30, 2010

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Krawiec, Kimberly D., A Woman's Worth (March 8, 2010). North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 88. p. 102, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1548929

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Duke University - School of Law ( email )
Box 90360
Duke School of Law
Durham, NC 27708
United States
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