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Sex Work in the U.S. and Costa Rica

Today host Cat Brooks interviews University of Wyoming Gender & Women’s Studies Professor Susan Dewey, co-author of the book “Women of the Street: How the Criminal Justice-Social Services Alliance Fails Women in Prostitution” with Tonia St. Germain. The book explores encounters between those who make their living by engaging in street-based prostitution, and the criminal justice and social service workers who try to curtail it.

Source: Feministing

Then intern Olive Sand interviews Carleton University Gender & Women’s Studies Professor Megan Rivers-Moore, author of “Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica,” which tells the nuanced story of the life of sex workers and their clients in the neighborhood of Gringo Gulch, San Jose, Costa Rica.

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