Episode 31: Independent Women in Unlikely Places (Sex Work in Brazil) with Julie Ruvolo

JulieAline4Julie Ruvolo is a journalist and digital entrepreneur. She is the editor of Red Light Rio, a collaboratively filmed conversation with fifty women who make a living in Rio de Janeiro’s red light district, and is affiliated with the Observatory of Prostitution, an extension project of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Twitter: @jruv

SHOW TOPICS: college students paying for sex, sex tourism, sex trafficking, sex industry research in Rio, sex workers rights, legal sex work, the other side of the anti-trafficking movement, sex anthropology, working conditions for sex workers, judgement and stigma, mega sports (World Cup, Olympics, Super Bowl) and trafficking, high end spas vs red light districts, grandma feminists, anti-prostitution sweeps, police violence against sex workers, giving voice to the silenced, media literacy, digital sex work, internet porn, web cam sex, legalizing sex work

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