Sex Trafficking In Women

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Rubin’s theory is used in this work to state the power struggle of the findom. Since the findom can be placed in this vague status, it can be located in Rubin’s theory of an imaginary line between good and bad sex, titled “the struggle over where to draw the line” (Figure 2). Rubin points out that the line seemingly stands between sexual order and chaos; however, some behavior is considered vague near the border – for example, the coupled and monogamous homosexuality (Rubin, 1993: 14–15). Therefore, the findom can be placed in the “major area of contest” in the figure since it can be “good” and “bad” simultaneously.

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As Rubin (1993) states, the sex hierarchy not only functions for societies to appraise the value of sex but also unequally rewards individuals in different levels of the hierarchy. Each individual receives different power benefits in social position according to his/her sexual position. Sexuality, through the hierarchal system, is engaged
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Butler says the formulation of gender trouble is built on Rubin’s theory The Traffic in Women (1975), which describes how “normative sexuality fortifies normative gender” and how “sexual practice has the power to destabilize gender” (Butler, 1999: xi). As if sexual practice has the power to destabilize gender, sexual behavior has the power to challenge gender normativity. The statement, in this research, is linked to Jackson’s (1995) suggestion that heterosexuality is neither fixed nor unchanging. The heterosexual normativity can be destabilised through sexual practices, and the constraints can be challenged through the materiality of the findom. The findom here is considered as a medium or a signifier to provide new signification of the “re-articulation” of desire, pleasure, and heterosexuality. This is therefore the possibility of subversion of the findom through bodies’ sexual
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