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Ep. 13: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 3 February 28th, 2017 The conversation surrounding the issue of choice in prostitution continues. Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait go even deeper to dispute some of society's most commonly believed “exceptions” to the rule, that allow the alleviation of... Listen to Episode Episode 12: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 2 February 21st, 2017 Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait continue to discuss the issue of choice within the context of the prostitution industry. This time they focus the conversation on the way that people are pushed into prostitution by... Listen to Episode Episode 11: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 1 February 14th, 2017 Is prostitution a choice? That is the question that Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait unpack and seek to answer in the first of a three part podcast series on the topic. Specifically in this episode... Listen to Episode Ep. 10: Understanding Prostitution as a Form of Sexual Abuse Part 2 February 7th, 2017 The reality of the harmful experience of prostitution as told by survivors is further discussed by Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait. They highlight the abuse, trauma and resulting dissociation that go part and parcel with... Listen to Episode Ep. 09: Understanding Prostitution as a Form of Sexual Abuse January 31st, 2017 Continuing the discussion from Episode 8, Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait go deeper into explaining how prostitution is experienced as sexual abuse. In doing so, they discuss the way in which dissociation is necessary for... Listen to Episode Ep. 08: Does Legalizing Prostitution Make it Safer? January 24th, 2017 Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait discuss the false notion that legalization or decriminalization of prostitution mitigates the harm present within the sex industry. They also talk about the reality of “the prostitution experience” as told... Listen to Episode Ep. 07: The Myth of the “Empowered & Liberated ‘Sex Worker’” January 11th, 2017 Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait talk about the myth promoted by those that support prostitution of the independent, empowered, and liberated “sex worker” and how the reality of prostitution tells a much different story. Show... Listen to Episode Ep. 06: The Pro “Sex Work” Narrative and the Normalization of Prostitution January 5th, 2017 Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait discuss how the global pro-prostitution movement has used the promotion of the term “sex work” as a way to legitimize and normalize the commercial sex industry. They talk about the... Listen to Episode