Sojourner Truth: Nina Lopez

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Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Positively Revolting is off for the week, so we bring you an episode of Sojourner Truth from KPFA. Today, we broadcast our hour-long special with women's rights activist Nina Lopez. Lopez, London-based and Argentina-born, is with Legal Action for Women and the English Collective of Prostitutes.

Mothers and grandmothers have spearheaded a movement that is successful at bringing to justice generals who implemented Argentina's dirty wars. We also discuss trafficking and women. Who is being protected, and who is being persecuted and driven further underground? What is the relationship between criminalization and vulnerability to violence? 

Also, Lopez discusses Canada, New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K.'s movement to decriminalize sex work. Where is the debate in the women's movement? Is the Swedish model not the answer?