Author/Editor: Mary Lucille Sullivan

Mary Lucille Sullivan

Mary Lucille Sullivan is a feminist activist and member of the Australian branch of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. She lives in Melbourne surrounded by her five daughters and is passionate about creating a space for women to live their lives free of oppression. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Melbourne and is the author of What Happens When Prostitution Becomes Work: An update on legalised prostitution in Australia (2006). She has written two other books on social justice issues, An Australian Pilgrimage: Muslims in Australia from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (1993) and Colony to Community (1997). She is also a contributor to Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography (2004)


Making Sex Work evolved from her PhD in political science at the University of Melbourne.  In 2004 she conducted a successful tour in the US lecturing on the negative impact of legalised prostitution. She has toured the US, Britain and Norway discussing the impact of legalised prostitution.

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Making Sex Work

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Renate Klein

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   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

Dark Matters : A novel

Dark Matters : A novel

Susan Hawthorne

In a dawn raid, Kate is arrested. She is imprisoned, beaten, kept awake and tortured. She has no idea what has happened...

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