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Does Legalizing Sex Work Expose Women to Worse Conditions?

Sex work remains illegal across the United States, save for seven rural counties in Nevada, and the debate over the rights of sex workers remains a hot button issue.

Those who stand against legitimate sex work often believe that to do anything else would mean opening the door to the gross sex trafficking of innocents, but does one really precipitate the other? Plus, does policing consensual sex work accomplish anything or does it really just expose more women to worse legitimate violations?

Ariela Moscowitz

To answer these questions, and others, Ariela Moscowitz joins TCR Deputy Editor Isidoro Rodriguez for a conversation On Sex Work.

Ariela Moscowitz is Director of Communications at Decriminalize Sex Work, a national organization pursuing a state-by-state strategy to end the prohibition of consensual adult prostitution in the United States.

She has worked at domestic violence shelters in Burlington, VT, and Miami in various capacities, and worked with unhoused women and children in Philadelphia, PA.

Listen to the episode here.

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