#MacroSW Chat 4/25/2019: The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex Work

Our #MacroSW partner Kristin Battista-Frazee will be hosting the first in a series on sex work for our Thursday night #MacroSW chats.

It was the
late 1970s when The Police released the song Roxanne. Sting’s catchy and wailing hook, “Rooooxxxannneee….you
don’t have to turn on the red light,” pleads in lovesick lyrics that he didn’t
want to share Roxanne with another boy. This
song is a glossed over and somewhat romanticized version of prostitution which
is often called the oldest profession in the world. Media and music’s
depictions about prostitution and sex work have ranged from dark and sinister
to glamorous. And there is a fine line between willing and coerced sex work and
people’s beliefs vary greatly about sex work and its place in society.

Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) for the #MacroSW chat, The Fine Line Between Willing and Coerced Sex Work, to discuss the difference between willing sex work and human trafficking, tech’s role in sex work, and the social worker’s…

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