Season 3, Episode 2, Sex Work Is Work!

In this episode, we return to New Orleans to speak with #LakeeshaHarris of Women with a Vision, Inc. about sex worker organizing and the decriminalization of consensual sex work. We look at the history of prostitution and sex work in the US, recent victories in shifting culture and policies around sex work, the struggle against sex trafficking narratives, and decriminalization as a labor and abolitionist struggle.

Throughout the episode, we hear from sex workers who testified in support of HB67 to decriminalize sex work in Louisiana, the first time such a bill has been heard by the Louisiana state legislature.

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Season 3, Episode 2 – Word of the Day: Sex Work

The word of the day is Sex Work. The term refers to the exchange of sexual services between consenting adults of all genders, for money or goods, sex work positions, the rights, safety, and wellness of sex workers as a labor struggle and in solidarity with all workers who are exploited under capitalism between 1979 and 1980 sex worker and activists. Coined a phrase, sex work and the woman against violence and pornography and media conference in San Francisco. The shift away from prostitution to sex work emerged from the struggle led by sex workers for their safety and survival. Fundamental to this shift in language is the agency of sex workers to name themselves while also emphasizing the role and society has worked.

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AgitArte Heaven on Earth Artwork in support of Sex Workers in New Orleans

AgitArte Heaven on Earth Artwork in Support of Sex Workers in New Orleans The genesis of this episode was a collaboration between AgitArte and Southerners On New Ground (SONG) in…

Further Reading on Sex Worker Organizing

As is the care for all episodes of When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast, the producers of Sex Work Is Work! Did extensive research while preparing to tell this…

#DeepSouthDecrim Toolkit

“This Toolkit was developed by the Sex Workers Advisory Committee (SWAC) convened by Women With A Vison, Inc. (WWAV) in 2020 – 2021. This labor was done during the COVID-19…

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