SIO310: Banning Sex Work and Sex Work Websites Is Bad and We Should Stop Doing It

But don’t take my word for it, Dr. Lindsey Osterman is here to break down the social science for us! And guess what, SURPRISE SURPRISE, it doesn’t support the conservative war on porn and sex work. And it’s not just conservatives, it’s NYT’s Nicholas D. Kristof, and prominent anti-porn feminists like Catharine MacKinnon. Listen as Lindsey explains why the war against sex work is bad for everyone.

You’re Wrong About: Sex Trafficking, The Butterfly Effect, Perry (2021) “Scientific authority, religious conservatism, and support for outlawing pornography”, Platt et al (2018)  “Associations between sex work laws and sex workers’ health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies”, McCarthy et al (2021) “Job attributes and mental health: A comparative study of sex work and hairstyling”, Cowen & Colosi (2021) “Sex Work and Online Platforms: What Should Regulation Do?”, Jiao et al (2021) “Information and Communication Technologies in Commercial Sex Work: A Double-Edged Sword for Occupational Health and Safety”, Bleakley (2014) “500 Tokens to Go Private”: Camgirls, Cybersex and Feminist Entrepreneurship, Cunningham et al (2018) “Behind the screen: Commercial sex, digital spaces and working online”  

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