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It's Wrong To Pay For Sex
Date Sunday August 17
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Stream or download at Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at
Event Type Radio Broadcast
Organizer/Authorsteve lerman
Emailgreat.speeches [at]
For your entertainment and enlightenment, six people debate the motion "It's Wrong To Pay For Sex."

Melissa Farley Clinical and Research Psychologist for Prostitution Research & Education

For the motion: Melissa Farley is a clinical and research psychologist for Prostitution Research & Education. She has published 22 peer-reviewed articles on prostitution and trafficking. An abolitionist, Farley advocates for alternatives to the institution of prostitution. She manages the Prostitution Research & Education website ( and cofounded the Nevada Coalition Against Sex Trafficking.

For the motion: Catharine MacKinnon is a specialist in Sex Equality Issues specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin and created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation. The Supreme Court of Canada largely accepted her approaches to equality, pornography, and hate speech. She is one of the most widely-cited legal scholars in English.

For the motion: Wendy Shalit is the author of "A Return to Modesty: Discovering The Lost Virtue". She argues that modesty is misunderstood as repression. Her essays on literary and cultural topics have appeared in Commentary, Slate, the Wall Street Journal and other publications.

Sydney Barrows Kevin Wick/Longview Photography
Against the motion: Sydney Barrows, who is a former Mayflower Madam perhaps better known to millions as the "Mayflower Madam". Her book, Mayflower Madam, went right to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

Against the motion: Tyler Cowen is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and director of the Mercatus Center. He has written numerous books on the relationship between commerce, the arts, and morality.

Against the motion: Lionel Tiger is a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. He has lectured on all the continents, published widely in general and professional journals and is currently a columnist for

Source: intelligence2 DEBATES: IT'S WRONG TO PAY FOR SEX

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In a 2009 incident that came to be known as 'climategate', several climate scientists had their e-mails hacked and quoted out of context to discredit the researchers and their work. Steve Curwood talks with Penn State climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann, who was a target of these attacks and has now written a book about his experiences.
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