In the second part of the Out Loud sex work episode series, Ky, Elena, and Mia evaluate the differences between legalization and decriminalization and talk about their implications for the safety of sex workers. Throughout the episode, they argue why they believe sex work should be legalized and/or decriminalized in the United States.
*TW*: We will be discussing sensitive material pertaining to sexual assault that may be triggering for some listeners.
01:50: Discussing the difference between legalization vs. decriminalization
03:20: Sex work decriminalization model in Sweden
04:15: Implications of legalization
07:40 Current legalities in the United States pertaining to sex work
11:30: Societal benefits of sex work
14:05: Arguments for legalizing sex work
22:05: Should we punish the patrons?
22:50: How will regulated sex work ensure sex worker’s safety?
27:00: A summary of the pro sex work stance