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Bad laws, not bad whores, say sex workers ("whore-phobic" attitudes)
News.com.au ^ | 6/5-201 | News.com.au

Posted on 06/06/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT by mainsail that

SEX workers have rallied in Sydney to demand an end to "whore-phobic" attitudes and greater protection under anti-discrimination laws.

Chanting "sex worker rights are human rights" and "no bad whores, just bad laws", dozens of protesters marched from the Opera House today in a bid to have their rights recognised.

Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite".

"We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job," sex worker Julie Bates said, noting that little had changed in the way of community attitudes during her 30-year career.

"So whilst we remained silenced, today is a chance for us to speak to the community, so we have a voice.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: global; globalization; movement; sluts; umbrellas; whores

1 posted on 06/06/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: mainsail that

Yes, they are people, but not people I want my kids emulating and not people I want advertising their wares in my neighborhood.


2 posted on 06/06/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: mainsail that
Proudly whore-phobic here!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
3 posted on 06/06/2010 3:49:31 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Niuhuru; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Perdogg; Impy; darkangel82; Clintonfatigued

Well, I have a lot more respect for whores than I do for a lot of politicians. With whores, you’re at least getting a service and you get off... with politicians, you’re just getting screwed.


4 posted on 06/06/2010 3:50:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And they’re more honest about their jobs than actresses.


5 posted on 06/06/2010 3:51:14 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
For the all whores looking for respect, you don't get respect because your affections can be bought for money. In other words, you have about as much moral integrity as a politician. And as much respect. When you learn to live a faithful life, then respect will come your way naturally and easily.
6 posted on 06/06/2010 3:51:21 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” - Ronald Reagan


7 posted on 06/06/2010 3:52:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mainsail that

Shut up whores.


8 posted on 06/06/2010 3:52:49 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: All

Stumbled upon ‘Bunny Ranch’ on HBO while channel surfing the other night.
Absolutely disgusting.
How can women live like this- and why is this filth on TV for all to see?


9 posted on 06/06/2010 3:55:09 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mainsail that
sex worker Julie Bates said

I wonder who her master is?

10 posted on 06/06/2010 3:55:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stripes1776
For the all whores looking for respect, you don't get respect because your affections can be bought for money.

There's alot of the affection for money in most relationships throughout time. It's usually characterized as comfort (affection-sex) traded for security (safety-money).

Not as overt as the pay for play these women offer. A different market for the same thing.

11 posted on 06/06/2010 4:07:13 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You make a good point. Whores aren’t the most moral people around, but they have an honesty about what they do, which is more than can be said for many other professions, including many who work for the government.


12 posted on 06/06/2010 4:08:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: mainsail that

The simple paradigm about prostitution is that first of all, irresponsible sex is legal, as long as the participants are adults and no physical coercion is involved. The second thing is that the irresponsible exchange of money is also legal, and happens all the time.

So here is prostitution in a nutshell. Two legal acts that become illegal solely because not enough time has elapsed between the two.

On the surface that seems to make no sense, but dig deeper, and it makes even less sense.

Prostitution, in one sense, happens wherever sex happens. Not just among the poor, but with the middle class and wealthy as well. Even marriage is not a good dividing line, between “sex for the sake of sex” and prostitution, because marriage is no longer legally or socially enforced.

But to say that prostitution is unlawful solely because the middle class and wealthy abhor the poor having sex, or because poor prostitutes feel enticed much more by receiving money than would middle class prostitutes misses the boat.

Likewise it is nonsensical to reject prostitution because it is sometimes used by its participants in the furtherance of other bad habits, like drinking and drugs. As someone once remarked, “Were it not for alcohol, the human race would have long ago become extinct.”

So more than anything else, prostitution is illegal *solely* because the participants are too stupid to separate the sex and the money by enough distance for it to not be prostitution, but legal sex for legal money.


13 posted on 06/06/2010 4:12:08 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Niuhuru
"Yes, they are people, but not people I want my kids emulating and not people I want advertising their wares in my neighborhood."

Capital buildings. They are everywhere.


14 posted on 06/06/2010 4:12:20 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: dfwgator
"sex worker Julie Bates said"

"I wonder who her master is?"

Y'know, if Norm had just gotten some nookie, I'll bet he wouldn't have been such a Psycho.

15 posted on 06/06/2010 4:17:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: stripes1776

I don’t think its affections men are buying...


16 posted on 06/06/2010 4:18:52 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: mainsail that

>>>>We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job,” sex worker Julie Bates said

It happens to the rest of us too, honey. Most of us work hard in our places of employment, but we have bosses who villify us, and fail to appreciate our contributions.


17 posted on 06/06/2010 4:21:02 PM PDT by pinochet
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To: stripes1776

Hence the term as sincere as a hookers smile


18 posted on 06/06/2010 4:22:42 PM PDT by xp38
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To: dfwgator
sex worker Julie Bates said

I wonder who her master is?

Why, Richard, of course!

Cheers!

19 posted on 06/06/2010 10:10:14 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: mainsail that

Whores are pitiful. Many are vile, and few live long.

Broken lives, breaking others’ lives.

Sad, marginal, broken people.


20 posted on 06/06/2010 10:17:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: cicero2k

Not as overt as the pay for play these women offer. A different market for the same thing.

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I respectfully disagree with you. Whores are not paid for their affection. They are paid to go away.


21 posted on 06/06/2010 10:19:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: Vision

I don’t know, but I think that I could get behind this effort.


22 posted on 06/06/2010 10:37:57 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Psalm 144

Oh please. I’m getting pretty tired of this mainstreaming of immorality and pornography. I actually have family members who look down on me as a person because I personally don’t like porn and won’t watch it with my husband. A brother, who because I have morals, treats me with barely concealed contempt.


23 posted on 06/06/2010 10:38:45 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: kelly4c

How have I “mainstreamed immorality” by observing that these people live short, wretched lives and spread that misery?


24 posted on 06/06/2010 10:41:21 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: Michael Barnes
I don’t think its affections men are buying...

Often, men don't even have physical contact when they buy the time of a whore; they just want someone to listen to them. Likewise, women's biggest complaint is that men don't listen. Taken together, it's ironic and sad, but I think that intimacy is the problem more than lust.

25 posted on 06/06/2010 10:44:23 PM PDT by mrreaganaut (In practice, the 'social gospel' always violates the commandments against stealing and coveting.)
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To: patriot08

Stumbled upon ‘Bunny Ranch’ on HBO while channel surfing the other night.
Absolutely disgusting.
How can women live like this- and why is this filth on TV for all to see?


HBO is full of the vilest most disgusting stuff.

I wonder why ........?

Doncha know?


26 posted on 06/06/2010 10:47:17 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: mainsail that

JULIE BATES: “I see sex workers generally as the unsung heroes of HIV. They were the ones that informed males in our society that the safe sex practice was essential in this day and age.”


27 posted on 06/06/2010 10:52:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mainsail that

Julie Bates

28 posted on 06/06/2010 10:55:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mainsail that
Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite"

LOL!

29 posted on 06/07/2010 12:52:09 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

no


30 posted on 06/07/2010 4:25:57 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mainsail that
"We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job,"

If you don't like it, then maybe you should be changing jobs, you stupid effing liberal (trust me, even when directed at a whore, it's still an insult).


31 posted on 06/07/2010 4:27:50 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: mainsail that

32 posted on 06/07/2010 4:30:50 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: patriot08

Hi there

That’s cuz you live in a good place, Texas

I lived and worked in LA and amid the Hollywood crowd.

It is depressing to even remember the things these people will say over a dinner table or at a party when they think you (me) are one of them ...

You would have your stomach turned.

Can’t say more.


33 posted on 06/07/2010 7:08:32 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: mainsail that

I’m whore-phobic. I hate politicians.


34 posted on 06/07/2010 7:10:39 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Michael Barnes
I don’t think its affections men are buying...

Of course I didn't mean affection in the sense of a tender love. Since it is in the plural, it means simply feeling or emotion--in this case the crude emotions of a quick sexual encounter at an agreed price.

35 posted on 06/07/2010 8:43:49 AM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Basically, with whores you’re the screw-ER, with politicians you’re the screw-EE.


36 posted on 06/07/2010 8:50:27 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Ok. Thanks.


37 posted on 06/07/2010 9:23:18 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That’s a pretty fair way to sum it up.


38 posted on 06/07/2010 7:02:34 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: patriot08

Sorry to be so pessimistic


39 posted on 06/08/2010 5:53:03 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: mainsail that

Those whores should know that sluts do it for free.


40 posted on 06/08/2010 8:31:56 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Psalm 144

I wasnt talking to you! I just happened to make the reply under your post:)


41 posted on 06/17/2010 11:49:58 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: kelly4c

Was referring to the “lady” from the article.....sorry lol.


42 posted on 06/17/2010 11:51:41 PM PDT by kelly4c
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