History Prof Makes Headlines

March 27, 2012 - In the News

An opinion piece by history professor Jacqueline Murray about Monday’s Ontario Court of Appeal decision regarding sex-trade workers appears today in the Globe and Mail.

Murray, the director of the First-Year Seminars program, is a medieval historian whose research focuses on sex, sexuality and gender. Her op-ed article discusses examines the history of the sex-trade industry and the legalization of brothels.

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that many sections of Canada’s criminal code violated the rights of sex-trade workers. The ruling didn’t strike down the law that makes communicating for the intent of prostitution illegal.

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