chapter  6
10 Pages

Corporate sexual responsibility

How companies can act against the purchasing of sex
WithCharlotte Holgersson, Stéphanie Thögersen

Prostitution and other forms of commercial sex are seldom discussed as a problem in business life. However, research reveals that the consumption of commercial sex, such as visiting strip clubs or purchasing sex, can be part of organizational cultures and contribute to the reproduction of gendered organizations. In this chapter, we argue that commercial sex is an organizational issue that companies need to deal with in order to combat gender inequalities on both an organizational and a societal level. We also present arguments for the introduction of guidelines against the purchasing of sex as a part of the corporate social responsibility agenda.