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[Pages 161-242]

Preparing for Civil Disobedience: An Introduction
I.  Sad Laws, Bad Laws, They Make Me Mad Laws . . .
All They Do . . . Is Add Laws

    A.  Present Constitutional and Legislative Framework Affecting Prostitution
    B.  The Indian Women’s Movement’s Engagement with Prostitution
    C.  HIV and the Rethinking of Policy on Prostitution
    D.  The Emergence of Prostitute Women’s Groups
    E.  Recent Proposals for Prostitution Law Reform
        1.  The Prevention of Immoral Traffic and the Rehabilitation of Prostituted Persons Bill, 1993
        2.  Amending the ITPA to Achieve Partial Decriminalization
        3.  Prohibition of Immoral Traffic and Empowerment of Sexual Workers Bill, 1993
        4.  Sex Worker (Legalization for Empowerment) Bill, 1993
II.  The Vedic Ganika: Sex Slave, Sex Worker and Sex Healer All at Once
III.  How the Queen’s Daughters in India Joined the Ranks of the Proletariat
IV.  “We Told Them, ‘We Are Your Sisters;’ They Replied, ‘We Are Your Slaves’”
V.  A Battle Was Over, but the War Remained
VI.  Reflections and Implications for Feminist Legal Theory: Blind (Wo)man’s Bluff
    A.  The Monoliths of Prostitution
    B.  The Dilemmas of Feminist Research
VII.  “We Both Know Some Things, Neither of Us Knows Everything”
    A.  Who Produces Feminist Knowledge?
    B.  East/West, First World/Third World Global Feminisms
    C.  Historical Method as a Means of Doing Feminist Theory