Red Light District Chicago reporter Cathryn Berarovich sits down for a conversation with “The Honest Courtesan” Maggie McNeill about being a member of the “pimp lobby”, how anti-trafficking legislation is harmful for sex workers, and why a country without brothels is like a house without bathrooms.
An intimate conversation with Rose Laws, better known as The Gold Coast Madam of Chicago. For over 30 years, Laws was the most famous madam in the Chicago area claiming celebrities, politicians, and all kinds of affluent men as her clientele until she was busted by the FBI in 2002. Here Rose shares some of her favorite stories from the business upon the release of her new memoir “Gold Coast Madam: The Secret Life of Rose Laws”, available from Lake Claremont Press.
Sex workers and advocates for sex workers say why it’s important to include them, and their clients, in the fight against sex trafficking. They ARE part of the solution, but criminalization and harassment by law enforcement often prevents them from doing so.
RedLight reporters David Law and Morgana Moon interview some the guests at the Exxxtacy 2010 show in Chicago including Ginger Lynn, Christy Canyon, Joanna Angel, Mr. Marcus, Sea Jay Raw, The Ultimates, and Misti Dawn.
Sex Workers tell us what they love most about their work!
On March 5, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced that he was suing Craigslist to recoup the $100,000 he spent arresting prostitutes off the website in the past year in an effort to shut down the website’s “erotic services” section. Red Wednesday asks Chicagoans what they think of Dart’s lawsuit and if this is an effective way to stop prostitution and child sex trafficking.
Highlights and speeches from the first National March for Sex Worker Rights in Washington DC held on December 17, 2008.
Renegade Evolution talks about becoming a sex work activist through online blogging, pro-porn activism, and why it’s important for legal and illegal sex workers to support one another.
Amanda Brooks, author of the Internet Escort’s Handbook, speaks about creating a reference guide for escorts, her decision to be out as a sex worker, experiences with the mainstream media, and why it’s important for sex workers to protect their personal privacy.
The “mother” of the sex worker rights movement, Carol Leigh aka “Scarlot Harlot” speaks about the challenges in fighting for sex worker rights, the evolution of the movement over the past thirty years, and legalization vs. decriminalization of prostitution.