The chair of the Libertarian Party of Chicago, Justin Tucker, and Outright Libertarians recently hosted heroic sex worker rights activist, journalist, and proprietor of The Honest Courtesan blog, Maggie McNeill, while she was promoting her latest book of short stories, The Forms of Things Unknown.
Maggie has been a sex worker rights activist since 2004. She regularly reports on sex work news, critiques the way her profession is treated in the media and by governments, and has become renowned as an expert on the subject by academics and journalists alike. Her work has been featured in Cato Unbound, Reason Magazine, and she was most recently interviewed on renegade historian Thaddeus Russell’s new podcast, Unregistered.
Before the Chicago event, Maggie sat down with Hard Lens Media’s Kit Cabello to discuss individual liberty, the fight over sex work decriminalization in America, and the expansive power of the state to regulate, degrade, and persecute individuals engaged in voluntary association and peaceful commerce.