In brief: I’m a big fan of debunking myths and amplifying conversations that make all the right people uncomfortable. This episode features Mistress Matisse sharing some 101 on sex work — decriminalization vs legalization — and a bit of how the persecution of sex workers relates to other areas where the supposed “protection of women” is used to cover up marginalization and injury. Also on the show, Tracey Ross from the Center for American Progress and Talk Poverty Radio tears down the myth of meritocracy in the tech sector. Turns out the only people getting funding to launch their ideas are rich, white, male drop outs from Harvard.
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Links to on-air references:
“Doctor, Warned to Be Silent on Abortions, Files Civil Rights Complaint” at The New York Times
“Should Prostitution Be a Crime?” at The New York Times Magazine
Tracey Ross’s op-ed: “The unsettling truth about the tech sector’s meritocracy myth” at The Washington Post
“The Mystery of the Two Hillarys” at Politico
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