She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Presentation: Pros & Cons of Legalizing Prostitution

When: November 18th at 5:15PM
Where: UW Ronald Geballe Auditorium in the Physics Astronomy Building A102
Event Website

Hear from Northwest experts on prostitution politics and controversies. What are the pros + cons of legalizing prostitution? Why is there a movement to decriminalize sex workers? What about decriminalizing sex buyers (johns)? How prevalent is sex trafficking, and how does that compare to sex workers who are not forced/coerced and have a pimp? Will legalizing prostitution be more or less harmful to sex workers? These are just a few of the questions this panel will aim to address.

SAVANNAH SLY, Former Sex Worker, Sex Workers Rights Advocate + Volunteer Sex Workers Outreach Project
MAGGIE MCNEILL, Former Sex Worker, Writer, Commentator & Media Consultant on Sex Work
CHERRY SMILEY, Co-founder of Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry
ANE MATHIESON, UW Grad student in Social Work, Staff at The Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS), Co-founder of UW student group Fourth Wave Feminists
DAKOTA BLAGG, Moderator, UW student w/Law, Society & Justice + Intern Human Rights Society


About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.


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