Title

The Portrayal of Women on Sex Tour Websites

Publication Date

2002

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This study examines the portrayal of women on the websites of sex tours. Sex tours are a growing phenomenon, whereby men from primarily western countries travel to the developing world for the purpose of procuring sex. This exploratory study used content analysis of twenty sex tour websites in order to understand sex tourism. The researchers uncovered a pattern of the objectification of foreign sex workers and women in western world. The growing problem of the sexual trafficking of women, and the spread of HIV/AIDS, lend importance to understanding this phenomenon.

Publication Title

Sincronia

Version

open access