Mar 26, 2019
Welcome to Mutual Exchange radio, a project of the Center for a Stateless Society. Today’s guest is Maggie McNeil, an author, journalist, and blogger who is an expert on sex work and a sex worker herself. Maggie has written a series of short stories on sex work, Ladies of the Night, runs her own blog, The Honest Courtesan, and has had her writings featured in outlets such as The Washington Post, Reason Magazine and Cato Unbound. Most recently, she was featured prominently in the documentary The War on Whores, which you can rent on Vimeo. Today we discussed the legal and moral issues surrounding sex work in which Maggie gave her strongest case for decriminalization and responded to some common objections, as well as the social and moral implications of its decriminalization and normalization. You can tell that Maggie really knows the empirical literature on this topic and that made this an especially informative conversation. I hope you learned as much as I did.