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Prostitutes in training for Vancouver Olympics
The Star (Toronoto) ^ | May 19, 2009

Posted on 05/20/2009 1:50:28 PM PDT by Stoat

Prostitutes in training for Vancouver Olympics

 

They'll learn how to talk to the media
 

May 19, 2009 04:30 AM

 

THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Vancouver sex-trade workers need to know their rights when dealing with cameras and reporters and will be offered media training ahead of the 2010 Olympic Games, an advocacy group said.

The Prostitution Alternatives Counselling and Education Society, located in Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside, will hold the session in November.

 

"We just want our members to feel safe. ... Media attention to the area can be a little less than compassionate and we don't want them to feel like animals in a zoo," said spokeswoman Kerry Porth.

 

"We just want (the sex-trade workers) to be aware of what their rights are around media, including the fact that it is legal for (media) to take a picture of them on a public street," Porth said.

 

The society held a similar training session at the onset of the Robert Pickton trial. Pickton was convicted on six counts of second-degree murder in December 2007.

Sue Davis, a Vancouver sex worker, said that during the trial "some workers reported up to nine reporters a day trying to film them," she said. "And people asking them things like 'Do you feel safe? Did your friends die? Are you on drugs?' And then 'Thanks for the story, see you later.' "

 

Porth said the response from those who received the training at the time was positive.



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KEYWORDS: canada; olympics; prostitutes; vancouver
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Giving credit where it's due....I was alerted to this essential article by the Wall Street Journal's "Best of the Web Today" email.

They introduced it with the line "Quit sniggering, she's training for the high jump!"

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.....

1 posted on 05/20/2009 1:50:28 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; fanfan

Official Athelete Transport Vehicle, Vancouver Olympics

2 posted on 05/20/2009 1:51:02 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Revolting cat!
Vancouver sex-trade workers need to know their rights when dealing with cameras and reporters

If the customer has a camera, be sure to charge extra for that, and if the client is a reporter, be sure to tape the phone calls for later exposure...

3 posted on 05/20/2009 1:52:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: Stoat
some workers reported up to nine reporters a day trying to film them,"

Yea, that was it. They're trying to 'film' them.

Hookers or reporters...wow, that's a tough one. I'd have to say that the hooker is making the more honest living.

4 posted on 05/20/2009 1:52:47 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Stoat
Prostitutes in training for Vancouver Olympics

What event? ? ?

Pole Vault

5 posted on 05/20/2009 1:53:47 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (the obamination will ruin this nation)
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To: Stoat
Sue Davis, a Vancouver sex worker, said that during the trial "some workers reported up to nine reporters a day trying to film them," she said. "And people asking them things like 'Do you feel safe? Did your friends die? Are you on drugs?' And then 'Thanks for the story, see you later.' "

That's nothing, if a tornado destroys your home and kills your kids and dog, reporters can be certain to stick a microphone in front of your devastated face and blithely ask "So how does all of this make you feel?"

6 posted on 05/20/2009 1:54:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: Stoat
The first move in becoming media savvy is to get these gals a full set of tooth and a bath.
7 posted on 05/20/2009 1:54:37 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: Lurker

If you film it, you can avoid charges of “prostitution”, just tell the prosecutor you were making a privately owned sex film. Porno actresses are exempted from prostitution laws somehow.


8 posted on 05/20/2009 1:55:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: llevrok
The first move in becoming media savvy is to get these gals a full set of tooth and a bath.
 

Would you be referring to the 'sex trade workers' or the 'journalism trade workers'?

(((snicker))))

9 posted on 05/20/2009 1:56:48 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Do they train politicians too?


10 posted on 05/20/2009 1:57:02 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Thanks, I was wondering.


11 posted on 05/20/2009 1:57:50 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 121 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Stoat

Well...if the prostitutes go both ways....they can participate in the Bi-athlon

Of course, the Vancouverites, from what i understand, built the Olympic Village where the local prostitutes promote their trade. Which would make Michael Phelps pretty happy (bet he is trying to qualify for an Olympic event)


12 posted on 05/20/2009 1:58:17 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: Stoat

The Prostitution Alternatives Counselling and Education Society.....

See?.....ain’t nothin the government can’t manage!


13 posted on 05/20/2009 2:00:20 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BOBTHENAILER

“What event? ? ?”

Clean and jerk, or perhaps the other way around...


14 posted on 05/20/2009 2:00:34 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

For when the IOC meets to decide who gets the next winter games.


15 posted on 05/20/2009 2:01:53 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Which would make Michael Phelps pretty happy (bet he is trying to qualify for an Olympic event)

He may need a new manager...

 Pimp

16 posted on 05/20/2009 2:02:57 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior; cardinal4

Since We The People are sending our tax dollars to China to teach the bar girls in Shanghai to drink responsibly, it’s only fair that we pony up some long green to help out our neighbors to the north, eh.


17 posted on 05/20/2009 2:04:31 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Stoat
Vancouver sex-trade workers need to know their rights when dealing with cameras and reporters and will be offered media training ahead of the 2010 Olympic Games

About the only training I can think of that a prostitute would need in dealing with the media would be to ask 'Cash or Credit?' Otherwise, there is plenty of overlap in their occuptions so they should understand each other just fine.

18 posted on 05/20/2009 2:05:19 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Stoat

I was wondering what that Giant sucking sound was all about!


19 posted on 05/20/2009 2:05:29 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: ZULU
Do they train politicians too?

Or is it the politicians who train the hookers?

20 posted on 05/20/2009 2:05:41 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Shot put.

Javelin toss.

High Dive.


21 posted on 05/20/2009 2:06:06 PM PDT by ILikeBourbon
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To: Stoat

This must be the “Commonwealth” Games ????


22 posted on 05/20/2009 2:06:15 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Stoat

White House called.

They want the car back.


23 posted on 05/20/2009 2:08:23 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Stoat
Would you be referring to the 'sex trade workers' or the 'journalism trade workers'?

Good poiWould you be referring to the 'sex trade workers' or the 'journalism trade workers'?t. Same bolt of cloth...

24 posted on 05/20/2009 2:10:37 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: fanfan

Ping?


25 posted on 05/20/2009 2:11:26 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; alarm rider; albee; Alice au Wonderland; Amityschild; aMorePerfectUnion; ...

No amateurs, please.
Send FReepmail if you want on/off ISHP list
The List of Ping Lists

The Pole Vault competition? You don't wanna know.

26 posted on 05/20/2009 2:15:18 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Prostitutes in training for Vancouver Olympics


27 posted on 05/20/2009 2:17:54 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Squantos
Prostitutes in training for Vancouver Olympics

Need a coach!

28 posted on 05/20/2009 2:18:08 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
“What event? ? ?”

Broad jump, silly!

29 posted on 05/20/2009 2:22:30 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Stoat

Good God almighty! Vancouver and Gomorrah. (sigh)


30 posted on 05/20/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism
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To: Eaker

Ya have to get a hat.........with a feather.


31 posted on 05/20/2009 2:35:49 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Stoat
Training? As in basic training?

They must be singing out jodies, like: "I know a girl from ol' Kentuck, she can't cook but she can . . . ."

32 posted on 05/20/2009 2:37:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: Stoat
can't believe i am the first one:

TTIWWP

33 posted on 05/20/2009 2:38:45 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Stoat

34 posted on 05/20/2009 2:42:29 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Lurker

Thus the term.........Presstitutes !


35 posted on 05/20/2009 2:49:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Enoughofthissocialism
Good God almighty! Vancouver and Gomorrah. (sigh)

Indeed....last time I checked, prostitution was an illegal as well as a profoundly unsavory, dangerous and frequently violent activity but from this article a reader wouldn't get that impression....only that it's a 'terribly misunderstood, valid business that is much like any other'.

I suppose those in the media feel that they have kindred spirits among those in the 'sex trade'.

 

 Pleh

36 posted on 05/20/2009 3:00:34 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Prostitution Alternatives Counselling and Education Society.....

See?.....ain’t nothin the government can’t manage!

I would imagine that their American equivalent organizations will soon be seeking bailout money in light of the economic downturn.

 

37 posted on 05/20/2009 3:02:55 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
"We just want our members to feel safe. ... Media attention to the area can be a little less than compassionate and we don't want them to feel like animals in a zoo," said spokeswoman Kerry Porth.

They're calling it the Be Nice to the Whores Campaign.

38 posted on 05/20/2009 3:05:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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I suppose those in the media feel that they have kindred spirits among those in the 'sex trade'.

Yeah. It's no coincidence that the libs are the ones constantly convicted of child porn, mollestation and other unsavory acts. Libs are disordered in EVERY way.
39 posted on 05/20/2009 3:06:34 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism
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To: Stoat
Sue Davis, a Vancouver sex worker,

So that's what they're calling hookers these days? Sex workers?

40 posted on 05/20/2009 3:08:23 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
Sue Davis, a Vancouver sex worker,

So that's what they're calling hookers these days? Sex workers?
 

Here in the USA they're also known as "a primary Democrat voting bloc" and "an essential constituency of Al Sharpton" and others....

41 posted on 05/20/2009 3:22:28 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
"Prostitutes in training for Vancouver Olympics"

Some appear to have been over-training.

42 posted on 05/20/2009 3:42:38 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Beagle8U

It’s the Winter Olympics....yeah, I know you’re trying to be funny.


43 posted on 05/20/2009 3:57:13 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: billorites

That’s just wrong.


44 posted on 05/20/2009 3:57:18 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper
Hey, I gave at the office... and the street in front of the office, the alley behind the office, at the bar near the office, the taxi on the way home from the bar near the office, at home--

Hey, you got to support... them gals before The Øbamanation socializes 'em!

45 posted on 05/20/2009 4:12:07 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Stoat
A sex worker from old Vancouver
Had a killer Olympic maneuver
She'd make her day's pay
The Canadian way,
With a hockey stick, puck, and a Hoover.
46 posted on 05/20/2009 4:14:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AFreeBird

It isn’t attractive.


47 posted on 05/20/2009 4:20:53 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Stoat; Springman; martin_fierro

I can see I’m on all the right ping lists.

;-D


48 posted on 05/20/2009 4:23:54 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Stoat; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ...

49 posted on 05/20/2009 4:24:39 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: fanfan

Vancouver has been considered for a long time as having the morals of Amsterdam with a large Chinese population.

Hmm. Being originally from Hamilton, I wonder how this article would be written if the Olympics were held there...


50 posted on 05/20/2009 4:36:51 PM PDT by MarkBsnr ( I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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