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

Special thanks to Confidence Head for our theme music!



Episode 18: Truth in Advertising with Seth Matlins

MatlinsHeadShot10.10.10Seth Matlins is a father, marketer, feminist activist, and creator of the Truth in Advertising Act, currently in Congress and which seeks to address the public health crisis being caused by advertising that photoshops the people in it into someone they’re not.

He’s the founder of That Was Then Enterprises, a cause marketing consultancy;; and was previously the Global CMO of LiveNation. Before LiveNation he started the marketing department at Creative Artists Agency prior to which he’d been President of Rock the Vote.



Facebook: Seth Matlins
Twitter: @SethMatlins

SHOW TOPICS: feminism and equality, male privilege, activism and marketing, hollywood and pop culture, women in advertising, the pervasiveness of photoshop, body image for men and women, The Truth in Advertising Act, media literacy, Beyonce, decoding media messages, practicing happiness

Special thanks to Confidence Head for our theme music!