Foundation for Sex Positive Culture presents:
Sex Worker's Rights
A Discussion with Maggie McNeill
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 7pm
Learn why the sex positive community should support the decriminalization of sex work.
When: 7PM to 8PM; Free Book Signing 8PM-9PM
Cost at the door: $15
While some who consider themselves sex-positive support the rights of sex workers and their clients, others disapprove of transactional sex on emotional or moral grounds, or because they have been misled by the disinformation spread by those who wish to ban such transactions. Still others feel that while sex workers should have the right to do their work without police harassment, their rights are not a valid concern for the sex-positive community. Popular blogger, writer and speaker Maggie McNeill explains why sex workers’ right to choose the kind of consensual sex that works for them is just as important as others’ right to choose non-compensated sex; how laws and procedures advertised as “helping” sex workers are actually the exact opposite; and how the criminalization and policing of adult sexual activity, whether commercial or non-commercial, harms everyone and undermines both individual choice and the rights of minorities.”
About the Author & Activist:
Maggie McNeill was a librarian in suburban New Orleans, but after divorce economic necessity spurred her to take up sex work; from 1997 to 2006 she worked first as a stripper, then as a call girl and madam. She eventually married her favorite client, retired, and moved to a ranch in the rural Upper South. There she writes a daily blog called "The Honest Courtesan" which examines the realities, myths, history, lore, science, philosophy, art, and every other aspect of prostitution; she also reports sex work news, critiques the way her profession is treated in the media and by governments, and is frequently consulted by academics and journalists as an expert on the subject. http://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/
This event is presented by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to TheFSPC.org for more information.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Sex Positive Culture.