DSW’s Melissa Broudo joins Spencer Greenberg to discuss the effects of identity politics and social media on sex work, the pros of decriminalizing sex work, and the various legal frameworks for regulating sex work around the world.
The Crime Report launches its inaugural episode by discussing the complexities of sex work in the American criminal justice system. Does policing consensual adult sex work really keep sex workers safe, or does it just expose them to more dangerous situations?
Ariela Moscowitz of Decriminalize Sex Work joins Isidro Rodrigues to answer this question and more.
This episode unpacks the act of having sex as a means of labor, and is an economic exploration into the world’s oldest profession and efforts to decriminalize sex work. “If you really hate it so much and you don’t want people to do it, the best thing you can do is to decriminalize it.”
The United States Congress thought they could eliminate sex trafficking by passing SESTA/FOSTA. Producer Lina Misitzis looked into how the law played out for its targets and the others swept up in the “fix.”
This episode examines how NGOs, activists, and George W. Bush resurrected the ‘stranger danger’ panic for the modern era. The commentators use cited research to distinguish myth from reality and demonstrate how orchestrated moralist zealots are actually harming trafficked people and voluntary adult sex workers.
After the government passed SESTA/FOSTA and shut down backpage.com, Reply All investigated the consequences and spoke with a group of people who say that was a huge mistake.