Listen: ‘You can’t stop anything by encouraging it’ Rachel Moran on Prostitution, Capitalism and Solidarity

Rachel Moran “Listen You Can’t Stop Anything by Encouraging it” Interview.


MoranRachelMy guest for today’s episode is Dublin-based, prostitution survivor, feminist and writer, Rachel Moran. Starting at 15 years old, Rachel was prostituted throughout Ireland for seven years. After getting out of the sex industry, Rachel entered Dublin City University where she completed a journalism degree and eventually winning the Hybrid Award for excellence in journalism. Her memoir, “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution” was published in 2013 and Rachel continues fight for the abolition of prostitution through lectures and campaigns such as Turn Off The Red Light. In 2012, Rachel co-founded Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment, an international organization of prostitution survivors fighting for the end of prostitution and the sex industry.

I spoke with Rachel in December in Vancouver, British Columbia where she was a guest speaker the Montreal Massacre Memorial, an annual gathering organized by Vancouver Rape Relief.


Rachel Moran was prostituted for seven years…

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