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Sex Workers Peer At The Universe Through A Telescope

Hunts Point prostitutes with telescope photo by Chris Arnade

Prostitutes, unless they’re the totally unrealistic Julia-Roberts-In-”Pretty-Woman” kind, are rarely given much cultural consideration outside of a very narrow scope. When you become a prostitute, it seems, you give up your personhood, often reduced to a two-dimensional stereotype that we all carry in our heads.

But sex workers are just like the rest of us — with hopes and dreams and curiosity about the world. Photographer Chris Arnade wanted to capture that, so he brought his telescope to the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, known for being a popular prostitution zone. Keep reading »

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Man Calls 911 Because His “Prostitute Is Too Ugly”

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Emergency services are there for you to call when you’re short on Kool-Aid and weed, or to bitch about your mom, or, in the case of an unnamed British guy in West Midlands, England, to complain that the prostitute you’ve hired isn’t attractive enough. The guy called the British equivalent of 911 and told the dispatcher that the prostitute he’d hired was unattractive. And to make matters worse, after he’d told her that and refused to pay her, she took his keys and threw them at him.

The emergency dispatcher’s recording includes the man explaining that the prostitute “got her knickers in a twist” over his insults. “She mis-described and misrepresented herself totally,” said the man. “She was angry––she thinks I owe her a living or something.” Hmm, we’ll marinate on that one for a minute. Keep reading »

Mayoral Candidate Linda Fondren Reveals Prostitution Past

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Plenty of politicians are whores to big business. But Vicksburg, Mississippi, mayoral candidate Linda Fondren has opened up about her own actual sex work past: she literally used to work as a legal prostitute in Nevada. “I was a working girl in a legal brothel over 30 years ago,” Fondren said. She said she began working at a brothel to support herself after she lost a parent and became pregnant at age 14. “I hated it. I hated it,” the businesswoman and former CNN Hero told the AP. But in a happy ending of sorts, Fondren met her husband, Jim, of 28 years while working as a prostitute. “It’s true, my husband was my client. My husband and I have been married 28 years,” she told WLBT-TV.  Keep reading »

“Dead” Prostitute Comes Back To Life In Coffin

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You have to pay to get your name off a web site of "potential prostitutes." Read More »
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Zurich, Switzerland, has created drive-in sex boxes for prostitutes. Read More »

And you thought you had a rough day at the office: a prostitute in Zimbabwe passed out during sex with her john. As she was being placed inside a coffin, she suddenly woke up and began screaming, “You want to kill me!”, thus freaking everyone the f**k out. The woman, identified as MaNdlo, reportedly collapsed and “died” on the job at the Manor Hotel in Bulowayo, Zimbabwe. Authorities wasted no time putting MaNdlo inside a steel coffin, as they assumed her cold body mean she was dead. Nope! “It was like a movie,” The Huffington Post quoted a source  ”People were running away in different directions. It was a scary incident because we were all convinced that she had died because she was just cold. Miracles surely do happen.” Or maybe people just need to learn how to take a pulse. [Huffington Post]

Today In People Are Horrible: You Have To Pay To Get Your Name Off “Potential Prostitutes” Web Site

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Zurich, Switzerland, has created drive-in sex boxes for prostitutes. Read More »
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PotentialProstitutes.com is a hideous new website that posts the photos, locations and phone numbers of women who it deems might be sex workers. Many of the pics appear to be mug shots, which would suggest at least some of the women featured on the site have been arrested in the past for sex work. But if you’re an extra special douchebag, you can submit random people for inclusion on Potential Prostitutes.   Keep reading »

Zurich Solves Its Prostitute Problem With Sex Boxes

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Prostitutes — out of sight, out of mind. At least that’s what the government of Zurich, Switzerland, is hoping for. That’s why they’ve created drive-in sex boxes, which will accommodate around 30 working prostitutes. The boxes are a move to begin regulating the sex trade in the city, where officials say prostitution has gotten out of hand. In order to qualify to use one of the boxes, the prostitutes will have to be covered by medical insurance, pay a £26 license, and a daily fee of around £3.30. The boxes will be located in an industrial area, and will be occupied on a first-come, first-served basis (no pun intended.) Keep reading »

Charlie Sheen Allegedly Bought A Prostitute Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery

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  • Never let it be said that Charlie Sheen is not a philanthropist: he has allegedly paid for vaginal rejuvenation surgery and a car for one of his favorite prostitutes. (I’m not sure I find this rumor believable.) He also allegedly smokes his drugs out of a Fiji water bong. (I do find this rumor believable.) [Dlisted]
  • Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera and Jon Bon Jovi are all scheduled to perform at a benefit concert/telethon for Sandy victims on Friday night. [PopCrush, Celebrity Cafe]
  • Jason Segel and Michelle Williams’ apartment building in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn is insanely flooded from Sandy. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Rumor has it designer L’Wren Scott is creating Angelina Jolie’s wedding gown that she’ll wear to finally make it legal with Brad Pitt. [Betty Confidential]

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

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We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I personally believe it should be.) But where do you stand on punishing cab drivers who knowingly drive around prostitutes?

On Friday morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation that pins a $10,000 fine on a cab driver who is convicted the second time for knowingly transporting prostitutes to their work. Simply transporting a prostitute or a decoy prostitute would not be illegal, the mayor said, but knowingly driving around sex workers even after getting caught doing so once before would now constitute participating in a ‘sex trafficking operation.’ Keep reading »

A Sex Video That Will Surprise You

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Human trafficking is the number two most lucrative illegal industry — behind drug trafficking — in the world. Because of its clandestine nature it’s difficult to gauge the extent of its reach, but experts believe that at any given time there are anywhere between 12.3 and 27 million people in forced or bonded labor — and many of them forced against their will into sex work. Promised good paying jobs as waitresses, shop girls and dancers — these women leave their families and their communities and are sold into a life of sexual servitude and abuse.

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Morning Quickies: John Edwards Denies He Hired A Prostitute

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  • John Edwards denied a report yesterday that in 2007 he hired a prostitute working for Anna Gristina, a New York City madam recently busted by investigators. A news site called DNAinfo claims one of Gristina’s call girls had sex with a man she believed to be John Edwards at an Upper East Side hotel. Edwards’ lawyers say this is false and demanded a retraction of the story. Whatever the truth is, I don’t think most people take John Edwards at his word anymore. [Politico]
  • The hacker who released nude pics of Scarlett Johansson and other celebs will plead guilty to wiretapping and unauthorized access to a computer, court documents reveal. Christopher Chaney faces up to 60 years in prison. [Fox News]
  • Simon Cowell is standing by “X Factor” judge Tulisa Contostavlos after a sex tape of her leaked onto the Internet. [Starpulse]
  • Why a lady might not be wet down there — even if she’s turned on. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »
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