Guest Jess Rhee aka The Rheemix is back on the show to speculate about what makes the Robert Kraft/Cindy Yang sex trafficking case different from all the other Asian massage parlor arrests.
Eliza and Jess also discuss the sex worker advocacy movement and why Asian women and other women of color are left out. Think of the sex workers you see in pop culture — Sharon Stone in Casino, Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Deuce, Demi Moore in Striptease, and Catherine Deneuve in Belle De Jour — why is it considered empowering and glamorous when white women choose sex work but it’s considered dirty and criminal when Asian women do it?
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