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(2014/05/13) Work is work is work (Wage and Respect Gap)

Edition #826

Work is work is work


Today we take a delightfully nuanced look at the causes of the gender pay gap and then likely make a lot of people uncomfortable with the idea that sex work isn't inherently evil


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap - @majorityfm - Air Date: 04-09-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: New slang - The Shins

Ch. 4: Act 2: Differentials In Pay Between Women And Men (Part 1) - @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date 4-8-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Ode to my family - The Cranberries

Ch. 6: Act 3: Politician: Women Don't Deserve Equal Pay Because WHAT?! - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-02-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Coal miner's daughter - Loretta Lynn

Ch. 8: Act 4: Differentials In Pay Between Women And Men (Part 2) - @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date 4-8-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The upturned nose of Count Buffon - Black Prairie

Ch. 10: Act 5: Fox Is Just Asking: "Are Female Breadwinners A Problem?" - Media Matters Minute (@mmfa) - Air Date: 05-05-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: The upturned nose of Count Buffon - Black Prairie

Ch. 12: Act 6: Playing The Whore, The Work Of Sex Work - @radio_dispatch - Air Date: 3-5-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: There she goes - Sixpence None The Richer

Ch. 14: Act 7: Prostitution Restrictions Removed by Canada Supreme Court - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-28-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Today has been okay - Emiliana Torrini

Ch. 16: Act 8: The Sex Workers Project via @UJCSexWorkers - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 18: Act 9: Influence Of Internet On Sex Workers - @fakedansavage - Air Date 7-30-13



Ch. 19: Surprised at lack of animal agriculture in climate episode - Jim from Washington State

Ch. 20: Government should get out of the marriage business - Nathan from Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 21: Thanks for campaign finance reform episode - Paula from California


Leave a message at 202-999-3991


Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 22: Final comments on how to share the show and it's segments


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



No Condoms as Evidence

emPOWER - a Celebration of the Sex Workers Project, June 5th, NYC


Additional Activism

Follow #NotYourRescueProject

The Best Practices Police Project (BPPP): Take Action and Volunteer


Sources/further reading:

”Playing the Whore” by Melissa Gira Grant

"Fighting sex trafficking with Jesus: How the religious right’s 'healing' hurts” by Melissa Gira Grant

"Sex worker activist convicted for crime of 'walking while trans’” via Feministing

”Sex Workers: We’re not a rescue project, not trafficking victims” by Andrea Garcia-Vargas

Listen: Red Umbrella Diaries podcast from Red Umbrella Project

"How a controversial Ariz. program tries to keep sex workers out of jail” by Sarah Hoye

"NYPD to Stop Seizing Sex Work Suspects’ Condoms”


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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