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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 Ep. 05: The Roots of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Demand and Commodification December 29th, 2016 Benjamin Nolot (CEO/Founder, Exodus Cry) and Laila Mickelwait (Director of Abolition, Exodus Cry) highlight some of the reasons that sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) exist in our world today. They hit on the... Listen to Episode Ep. 04: Victor Hugo: A Prophet for Our Time December 13th, 2016 Benjamin Nolot (CEO/Founder, Exodus Cry) and Laila Mickelwait (Director of Abolition, Exodus Cry) discuss the way that William Wilberforce changed the popular narrative about slavery and how Victor Hugo identified an unfinished work regarding prostitution.... Listen to Episode Ep. 03: Lessons From History December 6th, 2016 Benjamin Nolot (CEO/Founder, Exodus Cry) and Laila Mickelwait (Director of Abolition, Exodus Cry) continue to discuss William Wilberforce’s strategy to end historical slavery and how it applies to the modern abolition movement.   Resources discussed... Listen to Episode