When fighting exploitation there are a variety of actions one can take. There are external responses and internal ones. Internal responses deal with one’s own heart posture and behaviors. In this episode Benjamin and Laila unpack the internal action of “choosing love” and what that means in the context of fighting back against commercial sexual exploitation.Ep. 25: The Top Ten Myths About Prostitution
Benji and Laila go over the top ten most common myths regarding the true nature of prostitution and how to rebut them.Ep. 24: Understanding HR 466 “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act”
Laila explains the importance of HR 466, a bill aimed at curbing international demand for commercial sex. She gives an update on the status of the legislation, as well as explains how and why it came to be.Ep. 23: Interview with Kajsa Ekis Ekman
Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a Swedish journalist, author, and expert on the issue of prostitution and trafficking. She is the author of “Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self,”. She lectures across the world on sex trafficking and prostitution.Ep. 22: Interview With Rachel Moran Rachel Moran is a survivor and leader in the abolition movement. She is the author of the book Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution and is also the founder of the organization SPACE International (Survivors... Ep. 21: Understanding the Predominant Attitudes of Sex Buyers Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait discuss the violence, misogyny, and rage of sex buyers within the context of prostitution. Resources discussed in this episode: “Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Do Not Buy Sex:... Ep. 20: Who are “the Johns” and What do They Want? Part 2 Benjamin and Laila continue to discuss who the sex buyers are and what they desire out of the prostitution encounter. They also address why these men buy sex as well as the role of pornography... Ep. 19: Who are “the Johns” and What do They Want? Part 1 Who are “the Johns” and what do they want? Why do they buy sex? How do they interact with each other and the women they buy, and how does that affect prostituted women? Resources...