Discussions of sex work often get mired in a couple basic questions: is it “good” or “bad”? Are sex workers empowered or not? But sex workers are a diverse group—their experiences aren’t all good or bad. On this show, we try to reframe the issue by exploring the legal and financial realities of sex work.
For example: How does a dominatrix do her taxes? What kinds of healthcare do sex workers need? How would decriminalizing sex work change peoples’ lives?
INTERVIEW WITH MISTRESS MATISSE
INTERVIEW WITH MELISSA GIRA GRANT
INTERVIEW WITH EMI KOYAMA
CREDITS AND RESOURCES:
During the show, we mention a couple organizations that advocate for sex workers. Listeners might want to learn more about these groups: the Sex Workers Outreach Project, St. James Infirmary, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, and the Best Practices Policy Project (which works on legal policy related to sex work).
The photo featured on the front of the full show is from a 2010 protest organized in part by St. James Infirmary. The photo is by Steve Rhodes, via Creative Commons.
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