The Pennsylvania Project

3. Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante

Episode Summary

Ken's guest is Melanie Dante who joins in for a lively discussion on survival sex, sex work and sex trafficking, including the "vinimal" caught in the middle of changing legislative landscapes, and why DECRIM 4 SAFETY is what a new generation of allied workers, survivors and organizations are hoping and fighting for.

Episode Notes

Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante
Ken’s guest is Melanie Dante, a self-identified active consensual adult sex worker, discussing various issues surrounding the sex trades, badly needed decriminalization, and holes in the law that create “viminals”, i.e., making criminals out of victims of sexual abuse.
Found in this episode:

What’s in the Mail Bag? 00:03:00-00:16:45
• Illogical education for Millennials
• Gell-Mann amnesia when reading the news
• Saving Glen Onoko Falls near Jim Thorpe
• The decline of youth
• More problems with the roads
• Game Commission and Sunday hunting

A Conversation with Melanie Dante 00:19:00-00:45:10
• Introduction
• Definition of “sex workers”
• Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP)
• SWOP Behind Bars, championing incarcerated sex workers
• Decriminalizing sex work

What Sticks in Ken’s Craw? The Abortion Debate! 00:47:00-00:57:30
• Both sides deeply entrenched
• Defuse the abortion debate with Pre-Natal Adoption
• Simultaneously Pro-Life and Pro-Choice:
• Saves babies while preserving a woman’s right to choose
• Worst case: defaults to what we have now

More Information:
Guests:
Abortion and Pre-Natal Adoption: https://www.kenk4pa.com/issues/abortion/
Fetters Mill Bridge: https://www.lowermoreland.org/images/Fetters_Mill_Road_Bridge_Closure_PR.pdf
Gell-Mann amnesia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gell-Mann_amnesia_effect
Glen Onoko Falls: https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-glen-onoko-trail-20190416-iqnee4cukfahjnjcoceodapleq-story.html
Pennsylvania Game Commission: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx Pennsylvania Survivors Workers Community Clearinghouse: https://sexualpolitixxx.blog
Teedyuscung, the magnificent Lenni Lenape Indian: https://www.fow.org/archives-indian-statue-wissahickon/

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