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  • India: Sex worker bank plans expansion

    10/26/2006 11:01:27 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 8 replies · 448+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/26/06 | n/a
    A bank set up by a former prostitute to help sex workers in the Indian city of Calcutta has been so successful it is preparing to set up a further 12 branches in the state of West Bengal. The Usha Multipurpose Co-operative Society - usually referred to simply as Usha - was established by Rekha Chatterjee 12 years ago, specifically for sex workers who were fed up with existing banks making it difficult for them to open an account. It started out with only 13 members, but now has so many it is currently in the process of digitising operations...
  • Hookers follow workers' dollars- Katrina labor force attracts them to N.O.

    10/08/2006 6:42:37 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 21 replies · 1,111+ views ^ | 10/08/06 | Trymaine Lee
    For prostitutes working the streets of New Orleans, the post-flood era has sparked a boom in business, largely owing to the influx of an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 out-of-town workers away from their families with money to blow, police said. It's "like the Super Bowl" for sex workers, said Deputy Chief James Scott, commander of the Police Department's Intelligence Division, from his division's headquarters in a trailer. Though police are making more arrests for prostitution than before Hurricane Katrina, Scott said quantifying such results is difficult because undercover officers often can't develop conclusive evidence to make a clear-cut prostitution case....
  • Many men who pay for sex have partners - UK study

    10/01/2006 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 1, 2006 | Anon
    Nearly 50 percent of men in Scotland who pay for sex at home or abroad have a partner and the percentage could be greater, researchers said on Monday. One in 10 men questioned in a survey in Glasgow admitted that they had paid for sex recently and 27 percent said they repeatedly visited prostitutes. "Approximately half of all men paying for sex were in a concurrent relationship," said Dr Tamsin Groom, of the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow, in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The men visited prostitutes abroad or at home but rarely did both. Most used condoms but unprotected...

    08/24/2006 5:02:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 1,509+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 24, 2006 | LAURA ITALIANO
    August 24, 2006 -- The accused killer pimp charged with raping and strangling a helpless New Jersey teenager got some bad news yesterday - his hooker girlfriend has apparently given Jersey cops a detailed description of how he did it. According to a New Jersey governor's warrant, a witness has told cops that burly career con Draymond Coleman repeatedly punched his tiny victim - 18-year-old high-school soccer star Jennifer Moore - in the face, and then strangled her.
  • It Depends on the Definition of "Need" (Are men attracted to needy women?)

    07/04/2006 7:39:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 257 replies · 3,042+ views
    Yahoo discussion group ^ | 6-30-06 | Dear Margo Column
    "?DEAR MARGO: I am a 38-year-old successful female who is emotionally and financially secure. I have been told that I am very attractive and intimidate men. I would like to get married but am thought to be too independent"
  • HOOKER HELL (Bloomberg's New York...)

    07/10/2006 3:48:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies · 3,244+ views
    Newcomers to Hell's Kitchen, who pay top dollar to live in the hot neighborhood, are having a devil of a time dealing with a resurgence in some of the area's longtime inhabitants - prostitutes. The in-your-face, scantily clad night crawlers, who for years discreetly plied their wares from pimp-owned cars, are back to their pre-Giuliani days of streetwalking, traffic-stopping parades in front of flesh-hungry motorists, according to residents and community leaders. The Post recently spotted about a dozen of the hard-working, high-heeled hookers strutting up and down West 47th and 48th streets between Ninth and 11th avenues - not far...
  • Sex offside as fans save passion for soccer

    07/03/2006 6:11:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 353+ views
    The Age ^ | 4 July 2006 | Mark Landler
    ON THE night before Germany was to play Argentina in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the prostitutes who work at the Artemis Sauna Club were putting on their game faces. With tens of thousands of soccer fans piling into Berlin for the game on Friday, this was going to be one of the women's last big chances during the tournament. The mood in the club, however, was as subdued as the lighting. "The last time Germany played, not that many men came here," said Luna, 33, a Serbian woman who came here from Bavaria to work during the four...
  • Have the heirs of Barbie hit limit for risqué dolls? (Bratz ' Pussycat Dolls line cancelled)

    05/26/2006 2:58:20 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 14 replies · 1,203+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 26, 2006 | Sara Miller Llana
    BOSTON – On Monday the charges flew: They were called little "stripper dolls" that encourage children to "engage in eroticized play." By Wednesday, Hasbro's planned release of "The Pussycat Dolls," a line of toys based on the all-female pop group of the same name, was canceled. Hasbro, Inc., famous for such innocuous toys as My Little Pony figurines, isn't saying much. In a statement, the Rhode Island company said the older age group targeted by the recording group meant that making a doll line was "inappropriate." But for critics, the move is a major victory that could renew efforts by...

    03/18/2006 7:57:06 PM PST · by Cornpone · 53 replies · 4,276+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 18 March 2006 | AFP via The Tocqueville Connection
    PARIS, March 18, 2006 (AFP) - Dozens of prostitutes took to the streets of Paris Saturday not to ply their trade but to defend it in a demonstration of "hooker pride" and calls for recognizing their human rights. The French hookers are asking for the repeal of a 2003 law which makes soliciting subject to a fine of 3,750 euros (4,600 dollars) and two months in prison, as well as revoking the residency card of any foreigner. The prostitutes like Karima, who has sold "sexual services" for 18 years, refer to it as "Sarkozy's law" after the French Interior Minister...
  • 4 Vikings players charged in boat case

    12/15/2005 10:04:57 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 49 replies · 2,203+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12.15.05
    A prosecutor has charged four Minnesota Vikings players with three misdemeanors apiece in connection with a bawdy boat party earlier this season on Lake Minnetonka.
  • Ten Women Busted In Undercover Sting On Escort Services

    11/10/2005 5:24:31 AM PST · by varyouga · 111 replies · 3,479+ views
    WFTV ^ | 11/10/05 | wftv
    Ten Women Busted In Undercover Sting On Escort Services POSTED: 5:35 pm EST November 4, 2005 UPDATED: 7:12 am EST November 10, 2005 WEIRD PHOTOS: News Of The Strange Slideshow SIGN UP: Daily News Of The Strange Email FERN PARK, Fla. -- Nearly one dozen women were busted in an undercover sting on local escort services. Investigators say this year's hurricanes brought many of the women to the Central Florida area. Seminole County undercover agents busted ten female escorts on prostitution charges late Thursday night. They said a few of the women had come to Central Florida to work after...
  • Union launches push for prostitute rights (Spain)

    05/18/2005 3:56:37 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 271+ views
    reuters ^ | 5-18-05 | Julia Haley
    MADRID (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of prostitutes working in Spain urgently need labor rights to prevent them from being exploited, one of Spain's most prominent union leaders said Wednesday. "This is a strong, powerful sector, and one that is growing," said Jose Maria Fidalgo, general secretary of Workers' Commissions, one of Spain's two major national trade unions. "In a civilized country, we cannot tolerate a non-regulated sector where hundreds of thousands of people, particularly women and immigrants, are being exploited," he told journalists ahead of a May 26 conference on rights for sex workers the union is organizing. Carmen...
  • FUND-RAISER 'FLUBBED' HILLARY DATA (partying ends with donor sending hookers to Clintonistas)

    05/08/2005 5:01:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 2,927+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 8, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN
    A tape secretly recorded for the FBI by Sen. Ted Kennedy's brother-in-law has Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's fund-raiser admitting that a Hollywood gala may have cost way more than her filings said......... Clinton fund-raiser David Rosen told Kennedy in-law Ray Reggie over dinner that a donor is claiming "he spent $2 million on an event that raised $1.4. . . . He may have," The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported. Reggie — whose sister Victoria married Kennedy in 1992 — wore an FBI wire and taped what prosecutors call an "incriminating" chat with Rosen over dinner in Chicago in 2000....
  • Nevada Lawmakers Consider Taxing Brothels

    04/15/2005 7:48:19 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 38 replies · 1,106+ views
    reuters ^ | 4-15-05
    Nevada Lawmakers Consider Taxing Brothels Fri Apr 15, 8:26 AM ET Oddly Enough - Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would tax the state's 28 legal brothels, the only regulated bordellos in the United States. The brothels pay local taxes and license fees but have never been taxed by the state, which under the bill would impose a 10 percent tax on drinks and food and collect a $2 fee on each customer. The Nevada Brothel Association backs the bill, but not all bordello owners think it is a good idea. Dennis Hof, owner...
  • Antwerp Hookers View New Lights Dimly

    01/23/2005 7:57:27 AM PST · by Gondring · 16 replies · 957+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Thu Jan 20, 2005 | Uncredited
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Antwerp will dim the bright new lights along the Belgian port city's waterfront after prostitutes complained they were putting off potential clients. "We had some remarks from the prostitutes that there was too much light, both for them and the clients," city council spokesman Jorn Verbeeck said. "We are investigating the possibility of lowering the light there." Prostitutes complained to city and police officials that the lights installed in December did not give them enough privacy and hurt business, he said.

    12/30/2004 2:36:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 705+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 30, 2004 | Devin Smith
    December 30, 2004 -- Long Island cops have busted two women who were selling hot dogs — and themselves — from a food truck parked along a busy stretch of Sunrise Highway, authorities said. According to police, (the women)started parking in Baldwin about four months ago and sold hot dogs, chips and sodas to dozens of unsuspecting customers from the front of the truck — and sex in the back.

    11/06/2004 9:42:07 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies · 731+ views
    NY Post ^ | Nov.6,2004 | Cindy Adams
    BIG ADO FOR BILL IN LITTLE ROCK November 5, 2004 -- THE Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock opens Nov. 18, with a four-day celebration that begins Nov. 14. President Clinton Avenue will be turned into a mall. Bands, singers, stalls, merchants, gifts, arts and crafts, big video screens, bleachers, whatevers enough for 27,000 guests. No room to accommodate the 35,000 requests for invites. The leftover 8,000 will have to watch on TV or read my description today. Maggie Williams, who was Hillary's White House chief of staff and Bill's post-White House chief of staff, gave me an advance tour....
  • Clinton rallies Democrats, hopes of capturing battleground Nevada

    10/29/2004 6:40:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 788+ views
    AP ^ | 10/29/4 | CHRISTINA ALMEIDA
    LAS VEGAS -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied Democrats in Nevada on Friday, hoping to energize voters just four days before the election to give John Kerry enough momentum to win this battleground state. Clinton, who carried Nevada in both his presidential bids, spoke of his accomplishments during eight years in the White House and drew parallels to what the country could expect from a Kerry administration. "We can make a fresh start," Clinton told the cheering crowd. "And I know John Kerry. He will make a good president if you elect him on Tuesday." About 4,000 people gathered on...
  • Building Braddock: Buddhists turning bar into convent

    09/30/2004 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies · 283+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, September 29, 2004 | M. Ferguson Tinsley
    The Brandywine Bar and Grille was a 47-year-old fixture with a dubious reputation. But soon the former Braddock hangout will be part of a sangha, a monastic community for Buddhists. That's because God intervened, says Valerie Perkins, 49, who lives in the borough. Two years ago, when she was a drug-addicted streetwalker, Perkins said she often went to the Brandywine. Today, she credits her faith in Jesus Christ for cleaning up her life and for closing the Brandywine. Others say God didn't do it. They contend the former owner's age, condition and need for money, along with pressure from borough...
  • Troops angry over no-hookers plan

    09/27/2004 1:17:43 PM PDT · by ClintonBeGone · 130 replies · 2,850+ views
    Interest Alert ^ | 09/27/2004 | Interest Alert
    RHEIN-MAIN AIR BASE, Germany, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. troops stationed in Germany are upset over plans to change the Uniform Code of Military Justice to make paying for sex a punishable offense. In Germany, unlike other areas of the world where U.S. troops are stationed, prostitution is legal and women who choose the world's oldest profession are taxed like any other workers. They also are given regular health checks. Pfc. Marty Conyers of the 464th Replacement Detachment on Rhein-Main told the European edition of Stars & Stripes changing the UCMJ would be unfair to troops. "It would be different...