Sex Workers

     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!

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  • Alain

    Scientists call for the decriminalization of sex work

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/...­

    July 22

  • Alain

    Found this interesting!

    http://www.theguardian.com/worl...­

    October 20, 2013

  • Dynamo

    Melissa does an excellent job of moderating. If you like intellectual debate, this is a great meetup for you!

    4 · October 19, 2013

    • Melissa

      Thank you! :D

      October 19, 2013

  • Vineeth

    Great conversation. Diverse and challenging viewpoints. Good to meet all of you!

    4 · October 17, 2013

    • Vineeth

      Hope to see you again the next time! That was great mental exercise which I would love to do on a regular basis. Hope your phone survived the night!

      1 · October 18, 2013

    • Tony

      Vineeth agreed. :)

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    stimulating conversation. Interesting viewpoints from the participants

    3 · October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice meeting everyone. Good conversation, interesting topic.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Tony

    Hi all, great conversation tonight. Good seeing old faces and nice the new faces. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    2 · October 18, 2013

  • Kit

    Hi everyone. :)

    Have a great time tonight, I wont be able to make.

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Melissa

      We missed you! Hope to see you at the next one. :)

      2 · October 17, 2013

    • Kit

      Thank you Melissa, I will be for sure. :)

      2 · October 17, 2013

  • Kevin V.

    Excellent topic ... Great discussion

    2 · October 17, 2013

  • Alain

    recently I've been seeing these stories popping up on my fb feed. I found this one interesting.

    http://reason.com/archives/2013...­

    3 · October 7, 2013

    • Kit

      I would like to hear, what people have to say on this topic.

      October 17, 2013

    • Kit

      I will not be there in person, but I will there in Spirit, listening, and thinking out loud in my head. :-)

      October 17, 2013

  • Tony

    Coming... Should be a good chat

    1 · September 30, 2013

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