Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Blast from the Past::: Sex on the Train
Given the recent major court victory for sex trade workers in Canada (LINK), we thought we would feature these past Five O'Clock Train shows about the sex trade - interviews with past and present sex trade workers and sex trade justice activists.
On December 27, 2007, the Train interviewed Suzan Davis - sex trade worker, sex trade worker justice activist, organizer - who was attempting to get a co-operative going to help sex trade workers in the Vancouver area, in preparation for the Vancouver Olympics.
The following week, on January 3, 2008, a way-overly talkative (!) host Denis Rancourt interviewed Samantha Smyth, ex-exotic dancer (and former Carleton University student) and Liaison Officer for the Canadian National Coalition of Experiential Women.
Ms. Smyth made the music selection, including songs that she performed on. In scheduling the show we decided on three music breaks, to which Ms. Smyth replied "Oh nice, that's just like a set."
The Train again offers this double blast in the hope of helping to push back moralistic barriers.