I talk to Maggie McNeill, a sex worker and author, who for many good reasons calls herself a whore. Maggie's blog, The Honest Courtesan, and her Twitter account have become hubs of the emergent sex-workers' rights movement. She is a living renegade and one of the fiercest thinkers I know.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Laura Maria Agustin, Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
- The Page Act of 1875
- Elizabeth Nolan Brown, "How a Heartwarming 'Hero Flight Attendant' Meme Helps Donald Trump Deport People," Reason.com
- "Amnesty International Officially Calls for Complete Decriminalisation of Sex Work"
- Full text of Roe v. Wade (see in particular p. 154, which includes this sentence: "We, therefore, conclude that the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified, and must be considered against important state interests in regulation.")
The Unregistered theme music was produced by Clint Partie. Check out his new album, Partie Down, featuring some of the top rappers from the Pacific Northwest.
The Unregistered cover art was created by Flatland studio.