Posts tagged "prostitution"

French Director Francois Ozon Says Lots Of Women Fantasize About Being Prostitutes

Francois Ozon: I think women understand the film more than men. … I think women can really be connected with this girl because it’s a fantasy of many women to do prostitution. That doesn’t mean they do it, but the fact to be paid to have sex is something which is very obvious in feminine sexuality.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2013

Could Turkey Get A Brothel Filled With Men?!

A brothel filled with men for female customers? We’re listening … It turns out the call comes from an anti-poverty group in Turkey demanding that legal, state-run brothels practice gender equality. The campaigners from Sefkat Der accuse the Turkish government of condoning “sex slavery,” and as a ploy to fight prostitution in general, are daring…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Snoop Lion Talks Pimp Past: “I Could Fire A Bitch, F**k A Bitch, Get A New Ho”

“I put an organization together. I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten bitches on it. I could fire a bitch, fuck a bitch, get a new ho: It was my program. City to city, titty to titty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer. … If I’m i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2013

14-Year-Old Boy Hires A Prostitute; She Steals His Piggy Bank

It’s Wednesday night, your parents are out, and you’re alone in your big, empty suburban house. What do you? If you’re a 14-year-old boy in Prospect Heights, Illinois, you hire a prostitute online. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it), the boy’s “Risky Business”-esque plan was foiled when the prostitute arrived and instead…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2013

Mayoral Candidate Linda Fondren Reveals Prostitution Past

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 bega…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2013

The Right To Protected Sex: Bill Introduced To Decriminalize Condom Possession

Anti-trafficking advocates, LGBT organizations, lawmakers and public health advocates have gathered in Albany, New York today to push for new legislation about condoms.  Yes, condoms.

Currently 39 million male condoms and two million female condoms are distributed for free in New York State. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, “Consistent and correct…

By: Sarah Gray / April 23, 2013

“Dead” Prostitute Comes Back To Life In Coffin

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2013

Lindsay Lohan Is A High-Class Escort, Says Her Father

Michael Lohan has slithered out of his hole to announce to the world Lindsay is paying her bills as a high-class escort, servicing gentlemen as varied as Brunei royalty and the Spanish painter Domingo Zapata. “She is getting paid to date rich men,” Michael Lohan told Star, accusing his ex-wife Dina Lohan of pimping…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2013

The Soapbox: I Am Not A Prostitute Because My Husband Supports Me Financially

This piece was republished with permission from Role/Reboot.

This week I read a wonderful article about our generation’s search for meaning by fellow Role/Reboot contributor Kerry Cohen. It spoke to me so deeply that I went out of my way to read the article that had inspired Cohen: Elizabeth Wurtzel’s recent meandering confessional. It made me

By: Lynn Beisner / January 11, 2013

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

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

Zurich Solves Its Prostitute Problem With Sex Boxes

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 1, 2012

Argentina Allows Woman Trapped In Sex Slavery To Have Abortion

Argentina has allowed a woman who was forced into sex slavery to have an abortion. The 32-year-old woman had been kidnapped and forced into a prostitution ring, which got her impregnated. A judge had initially refused to allow her an abortion because he said there was no proof she had been raped. (In the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2012

Alleged Zumba Studio Prostitution Ring Was Town’s Sweaty Secret

When you think of Kennebunkport, Maine, images of lobsters, sailing, and even the Bush family retreat come to mind. What you don’t think of is seedy sex scandal — that is, until now. The swank, coastal town is where a prostitution ring was being run out of a local Zumba studio.

A local fitness instructor, Alexi…

By: The Stir / October 11, 2012

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On Monday, Long Island police raided the home of an alleged pimp named Steve McDaniel and came across a handwritten list called “Rules 2 Da Game…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Wanted Me To Be His Pimp

On occasion, I get mildly – just mildly – depressed. That sort of depressed where you can’t quite pin it on one particular thing, where it’s more a general, ambiguous malaise. On the occasions when I find myself feeling this way, and as a single woman in her 30’s who lives alone and works from…

By: Sara Barron / July 19, 2012

Pole Dancing Prostitutes Destroying Street Signs In New Zealand

It’s a sign of the times in South Auckland, New Zealand, where local prostitutes are being accused of destroying street signs by using them for pole dancing routines designed to attract customers.

In the last 18 months, more than 40 poles have been bent, buckled or broken in the past 18 months and…

By: The Huffington Post / July 18, 2012

Charlie Sheen: Why I Love Prostitutes

Charlie Sheen continues his “I’m Not Crazy Anymore, Really” Tour in Playboy, telling the magazine his weird behavior was caused by a “psychotic break” after years in the spotlight and many failed relationships. “I finally just said the things I had always been thinking.” But when he infamously said he was “winning,” the truth wa…

By: Newser / June 20, 2012

15-Year-Old Girls Charged With Running A Prostitution Ring

Well, this is sad/infuriating: Two 15-year-old girls in Ottawa, Canada, have been charged with human trafficking after they forced several other underage girls into prostitution. The victims were between the ages of 13 and 17, and were allegedly driven to various locations by the two girls and their 17-year-old accomplice. Aside from the young age…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2012

Debate This: Joan Holloway’s Choice To “Sleep Her Way To The Top” On “Mad Men”

Sunday night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a climactic one, and possibly the best episode of the season. Peggy, fed up with being taken for granted by Don, landed a new job at a rival firm and resigned by Sterling Cooper Draper Price. Meanwhile, SCDP’s deal with Jaguar seemingly hinges on Joan sleeping with a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2012

Meet The Fokkens: 69-Year-Old Twin Sister Prostitutes

Well, goddamn, some names definitely seem to lead you down certain life paths, don’t they? Having a name like Fokken might have had a tad bit of influence in convincing these two feisty broads — twin sister prostitutes — into getting into the biz. Identical twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokken have worked Amsterdam’s Red…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 22, 2012
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