Let’s Talk About Sex Working

 

This podcast was recorded on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
The show notes were written on Dharawal land, we pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded by the First Nations people of this land.

G’day voters, and welcome to the show notes for the sixth episode of 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

Our plus guest is activist, feminist, and adult content producer Ms Kate Reckless.

Just to bring down the mood quickly, a woman was murdered in Tuesday’s knife attack because she was a sex worker. Michaela Dunn was a daughter, sister, friend, and most importantly, a human being. She was someone who spoke out about sexual violence and harassment.
Sex workers face some of the highest levels of abuse of any profession, and more often than not when they are murdered they are blamed for what was done to them. They are reduced to what they do, instead of who they are.
It’s the world’s oldest profession, and yet people still won’t accept that sex work is work.
Religious extremists have taken over all social, cultural, and political institutions and are forcing their perverted morality on to the rest of the nation, and for that reason, “promiscuous” women are demonised – and yet they also get to determine what makes a woman promiscuous. It’s as farcical as it is deadly.
Just like Eurydice Dixon, this is another story of a violent Australian man feeling entitled to a woman’s life. And before the meninists start, the only other person he stabbed was a woman.
Women are called whore, slut, frigid, hooker, or cunt for being open about their sexuality. They are threatened with rape, murder, and torture for refusing to genuflect before men. They have their clitoris cut off as punishment for being sexualised by men. One in three women has been a victim of sexual assault. 99% of women have been sexually harassed. No one deserves that.
This was a hate crime, but all people want to do is joke about milk crates.

There were a few sound issues in the first half of this one, apologies for that. This is another two-part episode. When the chat is good, it’s good.

Sex Workers Outreach Project

Scarlet Alliance – Australian Sex Workers Association

1800 RESPECT

Book – See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Cool and Normal

Jeffrey Epstein dead in suicide at jail, spurring inquiries

Jeffrey Epstein: Pimp to the Powerful (Part 1)

Jeffrey Epstein: Pimp to the Powerful (Part 2)

Looking at the photos out of CPAC and I really hope for their sake protesters didn’t bother with that mess. It looks like they managed to sell maybe 150 tickets, almost all old white people.
It’s like the entire audience of Sky News showed up.
I mean, I considered heading up to cover the protests, but like it seems as though the bulk of the audience is journalists who know covering this shit generates outrage and clicks.
I’m not going to bother with any links for Fox News: The Stage Show in the show notes. Our listeners are better than that.
But with guests like Mark Latham, Tony Abbott, and Nigel Farage, their woman-hating agenda was fairly apparent.

Australia said no, but men never listen

Alan Jones has a problem with women, and we don’t care

Jones regrets Gillard drowning comments

Alan Jones suggests hanging Clover Moore because of Cloud Arch

Alan Jones launches abusive tirade against Jacinda Ardern

Pin a ribbon, forget the women

The latest action plan to tackle violence against women isn’t perfect, but it takes a much-needed holistic approach

Sex work is work

How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after that, the first prostitute monkey appeared

Why people only see money in Mia Khalifa’s story

How free porn enriched the tech industry – and ruined the lives of actors

The porn industry is a lot less lucrative than you might think

Outsiders loses another host as Sky News dumps Ross Cameron after racist comments

The right to bare arms: the history of Australian sex worker activism

Scarlet Alliance and SWOP NSW Joint Statement

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