Episode 3

Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante


Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante
Ken’s guest is Melanie Dante who joins in for a lively discussion on survival sex, sex work and sex trafficking, including the “vinimal” caught in the middle of changing legislative landscapes, and why DECRIM 4 SAFETY is what a new generation of allied workers, survivors and organizations are hoping and fighting for.

Found in this episode:

What’s in the Mail Bag? 00:03:00-00:16:45
• Illogical education for Millennials
• Gell-Mann amnesia when reading the news
• Saving Glen Onoko Falls near Jim Thorpe
• The decline of youth
• More problems with the roads
• Game Commission and Sunday hunting

A Conversation with Melanie Dante 00:19:00-00:45:10
• Introduction
• Definition of “sex workers”
• Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP)
• SWOP Behind Bars, championing incarcerated sex workers
• Decriminalizing sex work

What Sticks in Ken’s Craw? The Abortion Debate! 00:47:00-00:57:30
• Both sides deeply entrenched
• Defuse the abortion debate with Pre-Natal Adoption
• Simultaneously Pro-Life and Pro-Choice:
• Saves babies while preserving a woman’s right to choose
• Worst case: defaults to what we have now




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