Posts tagged "prostitute"

Florida Lawmaker Says 11-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Was “Dressed Like A Prostitute”

Student dress codes are a controversial topic, but there is no justification at all for blaming a rape victim for the way she was dressed. While arguing in favor of a dress code for Florida students, Republican State Representative Kathleen Passidomo referenced the 11-year-old Cleveland, Texas, girl who was gang raped by 18 men i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Italian Prime Minister Slept With Teen Prostitute 13 Times, Prosecutors Say

Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly had sex with a teen prostitute 13 different times, according to prosecutors in a document obtained by the Associated Press. Three of the PM's aides may also be indicted for allegedly finding "available" young women and promising them compensation for sex with the big cheese. Berlusconi will go to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2011

Anti-Abortion Extremists Try To Trick Planned Parenthood In A Fake Sex-Trafficking Sting

Another day, another story about abortion rights that will make you want to vomit. Yesterday, anti-abortion activist Live Action released an edited video of "sting operations" at Planned Parenthood, which show hired actors playing a pimp and an underage prostitutes. The footage, which was secretly taped throughout January, allegedly shows Planned Parenthood counseling a ma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2011

Do You Harbor A Secret Fantasy Of Becoming An Escort?

Call girls: they're talented writers! First there was Dr. Brooke Magnanti, whose identity only became known after her blog, Diary of a London Call Girl, became wildly famous and spawned a book and TV series. Now there's an anonymous East Coast-based woman going by the nom de plume "Charlotte Shane." "Charlotte Shane" pens a blog…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2011

NC Campaign Ad Shows Female Candidate Applying Mascara And Lipstick Like A Whore

Campaign commercials are getting dirty down south. North Carolina politician Wesley Meredith is challenging State Senator Margaret Dickson for her seat and ran an ad depicting a cash-carrying woman making herself up with lipstick and mascara. You know, like whores do.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Iran Calls French First Lady Carla Bruni A “Prostitute”

A state-run newspaper in Iran called Carla Bruni, the French first lady, a "prostitute" after she penned an open letter to an Iranian woman who is facing the death penalty for adultery. Slut shaming at its finest! [BBC] DVDs of the Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" are being sent to rape…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2010

Your Grandma’s A Whore! Check Out “Frauenzimmer,” A New German Documentary

One film in particular has shaken up the Berlin International Film Festival taking place this week: "Frauenzimmer," a documentary by 28-year-old filmmaker Saara Aila Waasner which follows three grandmother-aged women who work as prostitutes in Germany. Yes, prostitutes! Christel, 59, boasts of the demand for older women; Paula, 49, runs a bordello; and Karolina, 64,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

Frisky Review: “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” Season 3

"Secret Diary of a Call Girl" is back on the air tonight at 10 p.m. and lucky me, some angel at Showtime mailed The Frisky offices a screener of Season 3. Woo-hoo! When we last left off, Belle ditched her lame boyfriend, who wasn't supportive of her career, and published her first book about life…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2010

Mischa Barton Tries, Fails, To Dress Like A Hooker

Mischa. Sweetie. We know you're playing a prostitute on an episode of "Law & Order SVU." But I promise you, there is not a single hooker in New York City who actually dresses like that. What is the "SVU" costume department thinking?

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2010

Quotable: Sorry, Directors, Zoe Saldana Won’t Play Your Prostitute

"I have a hard time accepting roles that typecast a culture. I don't need to play Juana, the prostitute from Washington Heights, in every movie. If it's been done before, you don't need my help. Latinos, we're not all pimps or prostitutes, we don't all deal drugs; not everyone in Jamaica smokes weed; not every…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2010

Was Holly Golightly Really A Ho?

"Was Holly Golightly Really a Prostitute?" The New Yorker wonders. A British stage production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's prompted the Telegraph to ask the same question. After the jump, what The New Yorker uncovered.

By: Susannah Breslin / September 9, 2009

John Schools: Like AA Meetings For Dudes Who Hire Prostitutes

About 50 cities in the U.S. have come up with an interesting way to handle dudes who are caught trying to pick up prostitutes—they're sending them to "John Schools." In these AA-like meetings, the guys listen to presentations by former prostitutes who tell them how brutal the industry is, health experts who share how dangerou…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 27, 2009

It’s Not Fair For A Female Cop To Pose As A Prostitute

I grew up drooling to "Cops," so my classiness expectations for TLC's new Thursday night show, "Police Women Of Broward County," were low. But, actually, "Police Women" is way less trashy than you'd expect. The lady cops bust heads and take names, and they deliver monologues about single motherhood and how hard it is to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2009

Where Prostitutes Are More Trustworthy Than Politicians And Scientists

Insight China magazine conducted an online survey of 3,376 Chinese peeps about who they trusted. And their findings are pretty counter-intuitive—folks said that trusted prostitutes more than both government officials and scientists. In fact, prostitutes came in third place as a group, just above farmers and religious workers. The China Daily covered the study thi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2009

Five Things To Know About Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi’s Sex Life

Have you heard? Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is a total horndog. Worse than Bill Clinton or Mark Sanford, even! Call girls, audio tapes, barely legal teens, "gifts" of seats in the Italian Parliament for pretty girls ... mamma mia! Four years of high school level Italian did not prepare me to make sense of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2009

Amsterdam To Bail Out Prostitutes?

Although prostitution is legal in Amsterdam, working girls still have trouble getting banks to give them credit and loans. But officials working on "Project 1012" are trying to change all that. Under this plan, peeps are talking to banks, trying to get them to cooperate with the ladies of the night. They're hoping that, withi…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 8, 2009

The Secret Lives Of Male Prostitutes

If you haven't heard, HBO has a new dramedy, "Hung," that's about -- well, the title should tell you something. The series focuses on a divorced father in Detroit who loses his wife, his kids (custody, that is), and his manhood. Also? He has a big penis. In order to get by, he decides to…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 8, 2009

Chinese Sex Workers Told A Shot Will Protect Them From HIV

Embedded video from CNN Video Okay, so I know pimps usually aren't the nicest of guys. But in China, where there are now more than four million young female sex workers, some are resorting to a nasty trick—they're telling their prostitutes that they're giving them a shot to protect them from HIV and other STDs.

By: Justine Fields / June 22, 2009

“Tart Cards” Show How Sex Sells

Sex may sell, but how does one sell sex? Since the '80s, prostitutes in London have been using "tart cards" to advertise their services. Tart Cards, a new graphic (in both meanings of the word) book, takes a look at how the art form has evolved from discreet illustrated pocket papers with text like "Charming…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 10, 2009

All I Want For My Birthday Is A…Prostitute!?

When I was 14, I got nail polish and shower gel for my birthday. Most teenage guys probably wouldn't jump for joy at toiletries, but one dad in London took the gift thing way too far. He took his son for a joy ride, so he could pick out his own special gift. Alas, they…

By: Nikki Dowling / May 22, 2009