(2015/09/08) It is neither all good nor all bad (Sex Workers Rights)
September 8, 2015•68 min
Edition #951 Today we take a look at sex work and why it should be decriminalized rather than demonized Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 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 Voicemails 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 Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!