Dec 1, 2015
My guest this week is Alison Bass, author of "Getting Screwed - Sex Workers and the Law."
Alison wound up writing the book because she felt this was an untold story and there was a lot of harm being done to sex workers and to ALL women by criminalizing prostitution. She talked to experts in this field - sex workers, policy makers, law enforcement, and human rights activists. She learned that the narrative of prostitutes being drug-addicted, victimized women wasn’t true and that the laws criminalizing prostitution were actually hurting public health and the very people they’re designed to protect.