Dr Brooke Magnanti (Belle De Jour) And Rhoda Grant On Criminalising Sex Work Clients

I’ve previously interviewed Dr Magnanti, about her book released last year, called The Sex Myth: Why Everything We’re Told Is Wrong

More recently she’s been billed to appear at the Brighton Science Festival on the 9th Feb: http://www.brightonscience.com/2013/category/9th-the-sex-myth-with-brooke-magnanti.

Brooke Magnanti (Belle De Jour) and Rhoda Grant appear on Sunday Politics, arguing the case for criminalising the clients of sex workers. Brief introduction by Fiona, who as a journalist, investigates the sex industry in Scotland. Brief interview with Laura Lee (a Scottish sex-worker) is shown. The full interview is available as a pod cast. Check the iusw.org website where it has (will) be posted. Interesting point made, Edinburgh is tolerant of brothels (licenses them), Glasgow has no tolerance and Aberdeen has a middle way. The upcoming single Scottish police authority will bring changes, despite the ill-conceived, dangerous and ineffective legislation Rhoda Grant is trying to implement.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.


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