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Jayne Swift on The Lusty Lady, Sex Work Unionization, and Sexual Sociality
Jayne Swift is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (University of Minnesota). Her dissertation, “Lusty Ladies: A History of Sex Worker Counterpublics,” offers a cultural history of sex worker social movements in the late-20th century United States. Jayne's dissertation research has been supported by several competitive fellowships, including the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies and the University of Minnesota’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. When not in school, she spends her time organizing with SWOP-Minneapolis. She is currently conducting oral history interviews with former employees of the Lusty Lady (Seattle and San Francisco). Find out more at: https://lustyladyoralhistory.wordpress.com

Jayne talks to us about the history of the Lusty Lady, a West Coast based peep show that is famous for its successful unionization. She talks to us about why it is not the case that the internet killed the peepshow, the sociality of sexuality, gentrification, and more.


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