Sex worker's rights activists argue that sex workers should have the same basic human and labor rights as other working people. In most countries, even those where sex work is legal, sex workers are stigmatized and marginalized, which can prevent them from seeking legal redress for discrimination, non-payment by a client, assault, or rape. At the same time, many are morally opposed to the sex industry, including social conservatives and anti-prostitution feminists who view prostitution either as a crime or as victimization, and oppose legitimizing criminal activity or exploitation.
So, should sex work be legal? If so, how and should it be regulated? How are the sex work industry and human trafficking related, and would legalization better or worsen the problem? Is it possible to eliminate prostitution entirely, or it is more likely that we'll reach a point where sex workers can have health insurance and 401ks? This and more will be discussed. Come join us!