WHY TALK ABOUT SEX WORK?
In 2018, the US Senate and House passed FOSTA/SESTA, two pieces of anti-trafficking legislation holds website publishers legally responsible if third parties are found to be posting ads for prostitution (with no distinction between consensual or coerced work). Unfortunately, it doesn't target trafficking directly, but endangers the most marginalized communities.
Read more about this bill here.
WHAT IS A BOOKCLUB PODCAST?
We founded Red Light Reader as a platform to facilitate dialogue about sex worker rights and its intersections with technology, race, migration, labor, LGBTQ, and women's rights.
This book club format is based on a democratic form of critical analysis. It is an opportunity to examine the ideological intersections between different writings through interviewing these authors and activists.
Additionally, we invite listeners to join us with these discussions through live and online submissions. Through streaming our discussions via our podcast, we allow the voices of people who are systematically silenced to be HEARD around the world.
Do you read books and zines?
Do you like mindful discussions on gender, labor & human rights issues?
Do you want to support incarcerated sex workers, trafficking victims, and migrants?
Do you believe in the value of critical analysis and dialogue in activism?
WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
While the podcast is free, subscriptions are offered to those who want to pay it forward and support incarcerated sex workers (via The Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP) Behind Bars (SBB)).
There will be additional opportunities for letter writing and legal support funds. We encourage our listeners to purchase copies of our reading list from Bluestockings collective book store where we host our live podcasts each month.