Sitting down with Cathy Reisenwitz was a wonderful peek into sex work and the intellectual ideas revolving around it. Cathy’s journey from an evangelical, to a sugar baby, and now a thriving journalist is a testament to anyone working to forge their own path in life. From her personal story to politics, the impact of socioeconomic status, masculinity, and choice – we talk about it all in this week's program. I encourage you to listen to what she has to say and join our discussion by leaving a comment below.
“As the war on drugs [is] kind of ramping down, I believe, the war on sex is ramping up.”
Cathy Reisenwitz is a writer with bylines in VICE, Reason, the Daily Beast, The Week, and other publications. Her newsletter is Sex and the State on Substack – a newsletter about power. Cathy works to end loneliness and foster human connection through her writing.
Coming from Huntsville, Alabama- Author and Journalist Cathy Reisenwitz
As the war on drugs is ramping down the war on sex is ramping up
The laws surrounding sex work vs. sex trafficking
The attitudes towards sex growing up in Madison County
Cathy’s journey from evangelical life to sex work in the nation’s capital
How the Sex work industry is similar to the food industry
How the SESTA/FOSTA law impacted sex work
What it means to be a Sugar Baby vs. an Escort
The importance of a contract
Masculinity and sexuality
Sex and the State
The impact sex work has had on her life and future
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