#951 It is neither all good nor all bad (Sex Workers Rights)

Air date: 9-8-15

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Today we take a look at sex work and why it should be decriminalized rather than demonized

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:35 Ch. 2: Act 1: An introduction to the topic of sex work - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date: 11-6-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Sopra un aereoplanino di carta - Menion

00:04:31 Ch. 4: Act 2: .@MelissaGira Grant: The Work of Sex Work - @grittv w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 3-18-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: We Stand Where Dinosaurs Roamed - Midnight Maps

00:17:49 Ch. 6: Act 3: Decriminalizing sex work will make the world a safer place - @anyaparampil & @CyndeeClay via RT America - Air Date: 8-20-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Solidarity Forever - Pete Seeger

00:26:16 Ch. 8: Act 4: Dominatrix and writer @MistressMatisse: Desired changed to the sex work industry - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date: 11-6-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: I Love You Money - Lowell

00:35:04 Ch. 10: Act 5:  Sex work in New Zealand: The Decriminalization Model - Drugreporter HCLU (@HCLUDrugReform) - Air Date: 8-1-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: N/A

00:48:49 Ch. 12: Act 6: #SexWorkIsWork: Support Decriminalization via @swopusa — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

00:52:47 Ch. 14: Act 7: Sexworker gives relationship advice - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 9-1-15


00:56:20 Ch. 15: Thoughts on the principles of libertarianism - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:01:03 Ch. 16: Final comments on happiness as the highest principle

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: #SexWorkIsWork: Support Decriminalization via @swopusa

Take Action:

Learn how to become an ally with SWOP’s Ally Resources Page

Follow & amplify: #SexWorkIsWork

Additional Activism/Resources:

Resources for sex workers: Safety tips and Screening 101 via via SWOP-Chicago

Sources/further reading:

"Amnesty International’s Long-Due Support for Sex Workers Rights” by Melissa Gira Grant at The Nation

”Playing the Whore: the Work of Sex Work” by Melissa Gira Grant

Q&A on the Policy to Protect Human Rights of Sex Workers — Amnesty International

"LGBT Rights Organizations Join Amnesty International in Call to Decriminalize Sex Work”Lambda Legal

"How LGBT People Would Benefit From The Decriminalization Of Sex Work” at ThinkProgress

"3 Sex Workers' Rights Organizations That Fight Every Day To End The Stigma” via Bustle

"A Sex Worker Shows Why Her Job Shouldn't Be Illegal” via Refinery29

"How the Feds Took Down Rentboy.com” at Vice.com by Melissa Gira Grant

"Woman kills attacker with his gun, unknowingly takes out a serial killer” via The Daily Dot

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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