Longtime activist and educator Desmond Ravenstone presents a talk about sex worker rights. He covers the history of bordellos and how they were integral parts of the community in 19th century America, the different legal models in which sex work currently takes place, the social costs of criminalization, and various attempts to conflate sex work with human trafficking. Desmond makes a strong case for harm reduction, and full decriminalization of sex work.
This talk was recorded during the Massachusetts Pirate Party’s annual conference, on September 29, 2018.
You can listen below, or download the podcast from the Internet Archive.