Prostitution and the Sex Trade

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What is it

Some consider the commodification of sexual services inherently wrong, something that ought to be abolished outright. Others claim that prostitution is a legitimate form of commerce and that changing its legal status would reduce or eliminate most harms to sex workers. So in a just society, are there any conditions under which buying and selling sex are morally acceptable? Does the sex trade inevitably involve coercion of some kind, or can becoming a sex worker ever be a free, fully autonomous choice? John and Ken explore the complexities of the world's oldest profession with novelist, columnist, and former sex worker Tracy Quan, author of the best-selling Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl. This program was recorded live at the Public Radio Program Directors Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 
 

Novelist and Daily Beast Columnist Tracy Quan

 
 

Bonus Content

 

VIDEO: Opening montage

MUSIC: The Plāto'nes, Love For Sale

MUSIC: The Plāto'nes, Waiting For Parker

 

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