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Is Oregon Ready to Decriminalize Sex Work?

We talk to Bianca Beebe, a sex worker who left the United States for New Zealand, where the profession is decriminalized.

You know how they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, maybe you shouldn’t judge an arrest by its press release, either.

Back in April, a man who was one of the biggest names in Oregon’s Democratic Party was arrested in what police described as a human trafficking sting. The actual case is more complicated, and less sinister, as reporter Karina Brown explains in this week’s cover story.

Underlying this case is a debate over how sex work should be treated in Portland. In this week’s Dive podcast, we discuss the intricacies of the issue with Brown. We also talk to Bianca Beebe, a sex worker who left the United States for New Zealand, where the profession is decriminalized.

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