Episode 11: Is Sex Work Empowering?

Episode 11: Is Sex Work Empowering?

Meet Rachel! In this episode, Jacque and Megan discuss Rachel’s perspective on the effects of sex work. Rachel graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and has worked in several organizations serving women leaving this lifestyle. Jacque also discusses her experience working for an organization which served men in survival prostitution.

Some of the issues covered in this episode:

  1. What is the definition of sex work?
  2. Is sex work connected to trafficking/abuse/rape? 
  3. Is sex work “real work” in the sense that it should be considered a job?
  4. Does sex work encourage men to view women as commodities?
  5. What are some dangers of glorifying sex work?
  6. What is the definition of exploitation? In what ways does sex work exploit women?
  7. Why do people enter this lifestyle?


WHO Definition of Sexual Exploitation


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