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  • Episode 17: Prostitution as Commodification of the Human Body Part 2

    In this podcast episode Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait continue to speak about the commodification inherent within the system of prostitution. They also address the verbal abuse experienced by women in prostitution and the result of near constant verbal assaults.   Resources discussed in this episode: exoduscry.com nefariousdocumentary.com

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  • Episode 16: Prostitution as Commodification of the Human Body Part 1

    Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait talk about how prostitution is the commodification of the human body. They also discuss the way that commodification is fundamental to the way that the prostitution industry operates.   Resources discussed in this episode: exoduscry.com nefariousdocumentary.com

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  • Episode 15: Interview with Rebecca Bender

    Benjamin and Laila were honored to interview Rebecca Bender in this week’s podcast episode. Rebecca is a nationally recognized and awarded expert on domestic sex trafficking. After escaping nearly six years of both labor and sex trafficking, she emerged as a Survivor Leader, providing consulting, training and speaking with some of the largest anti-trafficking groups...

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  • Episode 14: Interview with Dr. Melissa Farley

    Benjamin and Laila are privileged to interview Dr. Melissa Farley in this podcast episode. Dr. Farley has practiced as a clinical psychologist for 40 years. She brings that experience to her consultations with agencies, governments, and advocates for prostituted and trafficked women. She has articulated the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking as an expert...

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  • Episode 13: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 3

    The conversation surrounding the issue of choice in prostitution continues. Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait go even deeper to dispute some of society’s most commonly believed “exceptions” to the rule, that allow the alleviation of moral conflict. They also discuss the way in which our modern pornographic culture is also a coercive force pulling women...

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  • Episode 12: Is Prostitution A Choice? Part 2

    Benjamin Nolot and Laila Mickelwait continue to discuss the issue of choice within the context of the prostitution industry. This time they focus the conversation on the way that people are pushed into prostitution by a coercive landscape caused by a variety of vulnerabilities.   Resources discussed in this episode: Paid For: My Journey Through...

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