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  • What It Takes to Legalize Sex Work

    06/25/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-25-2014 | JAKE FLANAGIN
    For countries that choose to regulate prostitution, it remains a vexing question: What’s the best way to do it? Canada’s answer, as Colby Cosh writes in Maclean’s, is to “put the concept of prostitution back into the Criminal Code.” He adds: “For decades, we had these leftover Victorian laws against ‘living off the avails’ and keeping a ‘bawdy house’ without any actual ban on prostitution itself. There are economic reasons to legalize sex work, too. According to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), the sex trade contributed Ł5.3 billion (about $9 billion) to the British gross domestic product in 2014.
  • Nuns sue strip club near their Chicago-area convent

    06/18/2014 12:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:36pm EDT | Mary Wisniewski
    A group of Chicago-area nuns is suing a strip club behind their convent, complaining of noise, glaring neon lights, fist fights and heaps of litter that include empty whiskey bottles and used condoms. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo said Illinois mandates a 1,000-foot (300-meter) buffer zone between adult entertainment venues and places of worship or schools. The suit, filed on Friday in Cook County, also names the village of Stone Park, where the strip club is located. The $3 million Club Allure opened last September across the back fence of the convent, which has three chapels, a home...
  • Salad-for-sex deal made during prostitution sting, police say

    06/12/2014 4:40:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 12, 2014 | Amy Pavuk
    Alonzo Liverman didn't have any cash when he approached an undercover officer posing as a prostitute in Daytona Beach on Monday morning, police said. But he did have a salad from Applebee's. According to an arrest report released Thursday, the officer, who was working a reverse prostitution sting in the area of Fremont and South Ridgewood avenues, told Liverman she was hungry and asked, "You got food?"
  • Italy Meets EU Standards by Including Drugs and Prostitution to GDP

    05/31/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/31/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Just when you thought that Italy’s crazy government couldn’t get any more insane, it hit on a gimmick for improving the international perception of its economy. Just include the black market in its GDP. Never mind that the black market isn’t taxable, difficult to estimate and not exactly a good thing. Italy is changing how it calculates its gross domestic product, a measurement of the overall economy, to include black market activity — everything from prostitution to illegal drug sales to smuggling and arms trafficking. Economists predict illegal sales will add 1.3 percentage points to GDP this year.Hey, it’s one...
  • The G-String Scholarship: College Students Strip to Pay Tuition Costs

    05/23/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/20/2014 | By JUJU CHANG and MICHAEL CAPPETTA JUJU CHANG
    Maggie is a straight-laced, straight-A student studying to become an international affairs lawyer, who will graduate debt-free all thanks to the unusual way she pays her tuition. Maggie, 23, a double-major in Spanish and political science, is a student by day and a stripper by night. Every other weekend, Maggie, who asked that her last name not be used, takes the three-hour ride from her college in Maryland to Manhattan, where she performs at a dance club called Scores. “I have a class that ends at 5:30, hop on a bus at 6:00, and be at work by 8:30,” Maggie...
  • 2 Suspects Arrested In OC Serial Murder Case

    04/13/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 12, 2014 10:58 PM
    ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the deaths of four women in Orange County. Frank Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, both of Anaheim, are being held for the suspected murders of all four women, according to Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments. Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said Cano was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday in the 5100 block of E. La Palma Avenue. Gordon was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. in the 3100 block of E. La Palma Avenue. Dunn said the investigation began on March 14 after Anaheim police...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Ex-prostituted women blast UN and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution

    03/25/2014 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life site news ^ | Lisa Correnti
    NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 (C-FAM.org) - Women rescued from prostitution are criticizing UN agencies and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution insisting legalization would lead to more girls being trafficked, and transform pimps into legitimate businessmen. “When [UN personnel] work in a brothel then will I listen to their argument,” said one former prostituted woman referring to the newly-created agency called UN Women. “What the hell are they [Amnesty International] thinking,” said Rachel Moran, a former prostituted woman from Ireland. Author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, Moran refers to a leaked draft paper advocating for legalizing...
  • LAWSUIT: Bill Clinton Flew on Fundraiser's Jet to Private Island Stocked with Teenage Sex Slaves...

    03/24/2014 3:41:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      Can you believe that after all these years Bill Clinton sex scandals are still emerging, evolving... and getting worse?   Good grief, man- Slick Willie (and sidekick Willie Jr) are no spring chickens, both turning 68 this year. But just when you thought he couldn't get any lower, we hear of Bubba and a major bundler proven by flight records to have traveled repeatedly to the very same fundraiser's private island, which was allegedly stocked with underage 'sex slaves' being held against their will... you just can't make this stuff up any better than Bubba does it.  ...
  • ‘Empowering’? Video shows Duke pornstar and ‘feminist’ being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling “empowered” and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. “My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,” Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website xoJane.com last month. “For me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.” “It is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • California agrees to compensate 14 raped sex workers

    03/21/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/21/2014 | DON THOMPSON
    A state board on Thursday granted 14 rape victims who had been working as prostitutes the right to be compensated, the first such action since it reversed its policy on the issue last year. The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board took the action on behalf of women whose claims had previously been denied. The victims' next step is to submit the amount of compensation they are seeking.
  • Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

    03/20/2014 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 12:50 AM EDT | Sam Eifling
    Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it’s unnecessary and could further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade. …
  • Woman found dead in trash [Jarrae Nykkole Estepp] had been featured in video series

    03/18/2014 4:07:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    latimes.com ^ | March 17, 2014, 6:42 p.m. | Adolfo Flores
    An Oklahoma nonprofit that works with sex workers is holding a candlelight vigil for a 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found last week on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash-sorting facility. Outreach workers with No Boundaries International, a nonprofit based in Edmond, Okla., said they had frequent contact with Jarrae Nykkole Estepp in Oklahoma City in 2012, when she was featured in several videos of street life posted on YouTube and elsewhere. The nonprofit planned to hold the vigil Monday evening. Estepp's body was found Friday morning amid the trash at the Republic Services recycling plant in an...
  • Pimps Act Much Like Managers in Any Other Business, Study Finds

    03/13/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    dailyfinance.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Del Quentin Wilber
    They pit employees against each other to maximize performance, set financial quotas and are adapting to a rapidly changing technological landscape. That sounds like a description of corporate executives, but it also applies to the illegal sex trade, according to a study published Wednesday by the Urban Institute in Washington. "Many pimps had a business savvy, and they knew what they needed to do to maximize profits," said Meredith Dank, the study's lead author and a former commodities analyst. "They saw themselves as managers, as business owners, as entrepreneurs." The conclusions are based on interviews in eight U.S. cities. The...
  • Bill Clinton - Surrounded By Hookers

    03/02/2014 6:26:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Bill Clinton has really whore'd himself out this time -- surrounding himself with real prostitutes. Slick Willie probably had no clue ... but the women Bill posed with at an L.A. charity event Thursday night are two star hookers at the famed Nevada Bunny Ranch brothel. The brunette goes by Ava Adora and the blonde goes by Barbie Girl. According to her bio on the BR website, the blonde is very flexible and specializes in de-virginizing.
  • Harry Reid Calls For An End To Legal Prostitution In Nevada

    02/23/2014 12:24:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 100 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | 2/21/14 | Frederick Reese
    In 2011, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) went before a joint session of the Nevada State Legislature to call for “an adult conversation” about prostitution in the state. “Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment – not as the last place where prostitution is still legal,” he said in a speech delivered to the Nevada Legislature. “We should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do,” Reid continued. “If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts...
  • Ex-Chesapeake cop guilty of shaking down prostitutes

    02/23/2014 6:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 21, 2014 | Scott Daugherty
    CHESAPEAKE A former police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to shaking down three prostitutes – stealing more than $3,000 in the process. Michael Mobley, 29, was convicted under a plea agreement of two counts of misdemeanor embezzlement. He faces up to two years in jail and $5,000 in fines when he’s sentenced June 2 in Circuit Court. “This is a sad day,” police Chief Kelvin Wright said outside the courtroom. “It’s painful to see one of our own went astray.” Mobley resigned Thursday before his hearing. He and his attorney, Hugh E. Black III, declined to comment. According to prosecutors, Mobley...
  • FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:07 PM EST | Katie Zezima
    Sixteen juveniles forced into working as prostitutes for the Super Bowl were rescued in the New York City area by the FBI in the weeks before the game, the agency said Tuesday. Officials said the children, some of whom had been reported missing by their families, ranged in age from 13 to 17. Six were found in Newark, N.J., six in New York City and four in New Haven, Conn. One of the minors, a 17-year-old girl, had spent the past two years with her pimp, said Michael Osborn, chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children unit at the FBI....
  • New York madam snagged in pre-Super Bowl sting

    01/30/2014 2:10:44 PM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joseph Stepansky , Erik Badia and Corky Siemaszko
    A sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that offered "one-stop shopping" and delivered both drugs and debauchery was sacked just days before the Super Bowl. "Always a treat and always fast to your door," Asian Wave Escorts promised in sexy come-ons broadcast on public access TV, sources said. The ring was headed by a middle-aged madam named Hyun Ok Yoonung, a 41-year-old Korean immigrant who officials said is something of a legend in the flesh-peddling business. "She was really the leader," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. "This is someone we've heard of from other criminals, really sort of admiring the scope...
  • Gary woman admits selling baby for sex

    01/27/2014 10:00:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    HAMMOND, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A Gary, Ind. woman admitted this week that she sold a baby eight times to a Gary man for sex and was in the room for all the meetings except for the last one. Natisha Hillard, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hammond to one count of selling a child for sex and two counts of allowing a child to take part in child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
  • Sperm, Craigslist, Lesbians and Welfare: What Could Go Wrong?

    01/24/2014 4:50:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    There is so much wrong with the following story that like other great art that imitates life, I think I’ll let the story mostly speak for itself…and many of the ills of society in general. So, stop me if you heard this one…. Two lesbians put up an ad on Craigslist looking for a sperm donor. This is not in dispute. They put up an ad on Craigslist looking for sperm, like sperm are a couch or a T.V. or those old worthless beanie babies your haggard aunt collected. In response to the ad, one William Marotta, who apparently...
  • Judge rules Kansas sperm donor must pay child support

    01/23/2014 3:42:29 PM PST · by McBuff · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn’t qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. ‘‘In this case, quite simply, the parties...
  • Britain: ‘Pedophile Network at the Heart of Government’

    01/20/2014 6:42:45 AM PST · by Renfield · 47 replies
    Alternews (UK) ^ | 1-16-2014
    A former female MP was involved in a paedophile network at the heart of government, police have been told. She is alleged to have forced a boy in care to perform a “vile” sex act at one of a series of drug-fuelled parties in Westminster in the Eighties where boys and girls as young as 13 were allegedly abused. Last night her alleged victim told the Sunday Express: “I want justice.” Andrew Ash, now 45, said he has given Scotland Yard the name of the former MP. We cannot name her for legal reasons. Mr Ash claims he was frequently...
  • Two in Fall River arrested in connection with human trafficking, rape (video at link)

    01/18/2014 10:41:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    FOX25 / MyFoxBoston ^ | January 16, 2014 | Gail Waterhouse
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A woman who prosecutors allege ran an underage prostitution ring and one of her clients were both arraigned in Fall River District Court Thursday. Olivia Lara, also known as "Missy," was arraigned on three counts of trafficking in persons under the age of 18 for sexual servitude, and three counts of and deriving support from a minor prostitute.
  • New statue dedicated in honor of S. Korean 'comfort women'

    01/18/2014 12:17:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | January 18, 2014
    SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Organizers say a newly dedicated statue in Seoul honoring Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II is "an alarm bell" for future generations. "The Girl Statue for Peace" is outside the Geoje Arts Center, Yonhap news agency reported Friday. The statue in the coastal city 300 miles south of Seoul shows a young woman standing next to an empty chair.
  • Breakup of NY ex-gov. Spitzer, wife is uncontested

    01/15/2014 8:28:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2014 9:13 PM EST
    A spokeswoman for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife says the two have resolved all issues as they part ways after 26 years of marriage. Lisa Linden issued a statement Wednesday saying their breakup is “uncontested.” …
  • Texas coeds tap sugar daddies for college tuition at record rates

    01/14/2014 6:37:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 137 replies
    culture map dallas ^ | 1-14-14 | Johnanthan Rienstra
    College tuition has gone up 60 percent in the last decade, but some enterprising coeds are finding financial aid in a creative way — by landing a sugar daddy to the pay the bills. And students at Texas State University in San Marcos are right up there with the best of them. Dating (and we use that term loosely) site SeekingArrangement.com recently examined the fastest growing “sugar baby” schools in the country, and Texas State came in at No. 10. The average Texas student graduates with more than $24,000 in student debt, so the average $3,000 per month that a...
  • Florida trio pimped 13-year-old girl, made her strip at Miami Beach club: cops

    01/11/2014 6:33:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, and DeWayne Ward, 18, are accused of keeping the teen against her will for nearly a month. They forced her to have sex with men for money, and then made her strip at Club Madonna in Miami Beach. The trio kept all the money she made, cops say... Cops collared three scumbags they say forced a 13-year-old girl to prostitute herself and strip at a seedy Miami Beach jiggle joint for money the alleged pimps took for their own. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, kept the teen against...
  • Gang 'snatched 13-year-old runaway off the street and forced her into prostitution

    01/09/2014 5:16:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 9 January 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    Three people were arrested Monday after being accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl into both prostitution and stripping under the stage name ‘Peaches’ at a Miami club. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, forced the young runaway into a life of sex slavery after scooping her up off a Miami Beach street last month, officials said. The trio forced her to have sex for money on at least one occasion she was forced her to strip at Club Madonna on the South Beach Strip, according to an affidavit cited by the Miami Herald. The girl,...
  • Feds must introduce legislation to 'address the effects of prostitution': MacKay

    01/08/2014 10:59:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | January 7, 2014
    The federal government is “going to have to produce legislation” to “address the effects of prostitution” after the Supreme Court declared three key prostitution laws unconstitutional, Justice Minister Peter MacKay says. In a decision handed down just before Christmas, the court found that the laws that prohibit keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public for purposes of prostitution are overly broad and infringe on prostitutes' Charter rights by depriving them of security of the person. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, writing on behalf of the court, said the three provisions in question make it difficult...
  • The American Mafia Was a Melting Pot

    01/07/2014 11:25:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3
    Bill Dal Cerro of the Italic Institute of America [Free for All, Dec. 28] took Dana Milbank to task for allegedly stereotyping Italians in his Dec. 22 Sunday Opinion column, “Godfathers of the Capitol.” But Milbank never used the word “Italian.” He did write “mafia” twice, and he used the phrase “going to the mattresses” once. He also used the term “mob boss.” In my opinion, it takes more effort than it is worth to be offended, no matter what one’s origins, by any of these words. It seems to me that even in “today’s enlightened era,” to use Dal...
  • Targetting exploiters needed to combat prostitution, MP says

    01/07/2014 12:47:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 7, 2013 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Conservative MP Joy Smith hopes to convince her colleagues on both sides of Parliament the so-called Nordic model is the best way to replace Canada’s prostitution laws. The Supreme Court of Canada on Dec. 20 struck down as unconstitutional the laws prohibiting communication for the purposes of prostitution, living on the avails and running a brothel, but stayed the decision for a year to give Parliament time to come up with a new law. The Nordic model, which was implemented in Sweden and Norway after both countries experimented with legalization of prostitution, targets the market for prostitution by...
  • Kerry: Gay rights are 'the very heart' of U.S. diplomatic efforts world-wide

    01/04/2014 5:11:15 PM PST · by holden · 75 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 11, 2013 | T. Kevin Whiteman
    [snip] "To leave nothing vague or ambiguous regarding our nation’s Diplomatic Corps actions in regards to homosexual rights around the globe, the former Massachusetts Senator and presidential candidate [the current U.S. Secretary of State] stated: Across the globe, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas our diplomats are assisting local LGBT organizations and supporting local human rights advocates working to promote equality, create dialogue, and ensure protections for LGBT individuals."
  • Let us send our daughters to die in battle for the sake of gender neutrality!

    01/04/2014 7:31:55 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 109 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    There are three different types of ideas: good ideas, bad ideas, and ideas so horrifically stupid that they will be mocked and scorned by our descendants for centuries to come. Modern left-wingers typically trade in the second sort of idea, while occasionally conjuring up something that unquestionably falls into the third category. Speaking of which, there’s this. After discovering that half of the female Marines can’t meet the minimum physical fitness requirements, usually failing to do three pull-ups, the Corps has decided to delay the standards. This is all part of the process of “equalizing” physical requirements so as to...
  • Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

    01/04/2014 1:31:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | January 03, 2014
    Kolkata: A group of organisations have launched a campaign against a move by UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping. "Such a move will fuel huge sex-trafficking as those who buy and sell women will get off scot free," Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO, told reporters here today. More than 1,000 individuals and organisations representing victims and survivors, women and dalits have signed a petition that the NGO would submit to UN Women in Delhi on January 7. The...
  • Canadian bishops will continue to oppose prostitution despite ruling

    01/04/2014 11:21:25 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Canada’s Catholic bishops will maintain their opposition to prostitution despite the Supreme Court of Canada’s Dec. 20 ruling striking down Canada’s prostitution laws. “The bishops of Canada and the CCCB will continue to teach Catholic values on the sacred role of sexuality in building a committed, loving relationship between husband and wife,” said Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops media relations director Rene Laprise in an e-mail. “As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains (no. 2355), prostitution injures the human dignity of all those engaged in it. Furthermore, it reduces human persons to instruments of profit and sexual...
  • NY Democrat in trouble; says he’d never be able to afford prostitutes if they unionize

    12/30/2013 2:03:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | December 29, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    The latest allegations against a New York state assemblyman could find ladies of the evening joining alongside a growing number of Democratic officials calling for his resignation. Just days after three women filed a similar claim, a fourth woman said she was sexually harassed by Democratic state Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak. Caitrin Kennedy filed the complaint, which included a statement that Gabryszak said “if workers in the sex trade were to unionize, he would no longer be able to afford their services.” So much for the Democratic mantra of uplifting the middle class.
  • Dennis drawn to North Korea by his Rodman: report

    12/28/2013 4:31:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2013-12-26
    Dennis drawn to North Korea by his Rodman: report Staff Reporter 2013-12-26 08:55 (GMT+8) Retired NBA great Dennis Rodman loves visiting North Korea not just to train local basketball players but to enjoy the sexual services laid on for him by his pal, the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un, reports Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po. The Hall of Famer departed from North Korea on Monday after training local players for an exhibition game against former NBA veterans scheduled for Jan. 8, Kim's birthday. This was his third visit to the country in the past year. Known for his wild...
  • Canadian Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws

    12/22/2013 5:18:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Something interesting happened in Canada this week, and for once it had nothing to do with Justin Bieber or Captain Kirk. Their Supreme Court effectively struck down the nation’s laws involving prostitution, though the definitions of the specific laws in question aren’t as straight forward as the title might suggest. The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country’s major prostitution laws, saying that bans on street soliciting, brothels and people living off the avails of prostitution create severe dangers for vulnerable women and therefore violate Canadians’ basic values. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for a unanimous court, stressed...
  • Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

    12/20/2013 6:43:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 12-20-13 | Charamaine Noronha
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders. The court, ruling in a case brought by three women in the sex trade, struck down all three of Canada's prostitution-related laws: bans on keeping a brothel, making a living from prostitution, and street soliciting. The ruling won't take effect immediately, however, because the court gave Parliament a year to respond with new legislation, and...
  • Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    12/20/2013 9:34:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/20/13 | Randall Palmer
    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety. The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so. Prostitution is technically legal in Canada but most related activities have been illegal, including living off the avails of someone else's prostitution, but the court found that the provisions were overly broad or grossly...
  • Legalized Prostitutes At Nevada’s Bunny Ranch Back Obamacare

    12/02/2013 8:36:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MOUND HOUSE, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — President Barack Obama has at least one segment of America behind his health care law: the legalized prostitutes at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch. The girls who work at the Bunny Ranch tell KRNV-TV that it was nearly impossible for them to get health insurance before because of their profession. “Having this profession, we aren’t exactly offered group health insurance,” Taylor Lee said. “It’s hard because I do have a pre-existing condition so I really support Obamacare. I’m excited.”(continued)
  • Why Are America and The West Funding Sharia Law?

    11/28/2013 1:05:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:32 AM | Phyllis Chester
    President Hamid Karzai’s government is considering bringing back stoning for adultery—and imposing 100 lashes (which is a death sentence) for unmarried people who have had sexual relations. Thus, Afghan men can marry female children, keep male children as sex-toys, maintain four wives, and visit prostitutes from dawn to dawn. But it is a capital crime if an Afghan man dishonors another Afghan man by having relations with his female “property;” and, if he has raped the poor wife, she is also to be stoned. Worse yet, if two young Afghans meet and fall in love on their own and have...
  • AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

    11/27/2013 6:08:28 AM PST · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 11/27/2013 | Kate Kelland
    Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in AIDS cases in the West. Michel Kazatchkine, the United Nation's HIV/AIDS Special Envoy in Eastern Europe, told Reuters in an interview this month that HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalized groups such as sex workers, drug users and gay men, and could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if no progress is made in turning them around.
  • WebMD received almost 5 million bucks for feds to promote Obamacare

    11/13/2013 6:41:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    A performer who pays for good reviews from critics usually isn't any good, and that would seem to be the case for Obamacare, too. Except that it is the taxpayers, not the performer laying out the bribe money, and the magnitude of the bribe dwarfs even the most lavish junkets offered by Hollywood. The Washington Times has a blockbuster exclusive story: Two months before enrollment began in the Obamacare exchanges, the administration's top health care official heaped praise on WebMD for launching an online resource to help Americans navigate the complex law. The consumer health care site had the occasional...
  • (San Francisco) Sex workers embrace Obamacare

    11/01/2013 8:28:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 1, 2013 | Erica Fink
    A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that's meant to reflect the cat-and-mouse game of U.S. healthcare. They shimmy and eventually end up topless. The risqué performance was part of an Obamacare registration drive last week in San Francisco, dubbed the "Healthy Ho's Party." Organized by "Siouxsie Q," a Bay Area sex worker, the event was meant to encourage other sex workers to enroll in the new insurance exchanges. It was a rousing success: Nearly 40 men and women attended and almost all of them...
  • Meet the Girls Who Are Born to Be Prostitutes

    10/13/2013 3:17:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    In some poor Indian villages, girls are trained from birth for a life of sexual servitude in order to feed their families.Like many Indian girls, Suchitra was taught her future profession by her mother. In her village, there was only one path. Even before she’d reached puberty, Suchitra had learned different sexual positions and other ways to please a customer. At age 14, a man she had never seen before showed up one day at the family’s house near Bharatpur in northern India. At her mother’s urging, Suchitra got into his car. Six hours later they reached their destination. It...
  • N.Y. Attorney General: Ithaca part of sex trafficking ring

    10/15/2013 7:25:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Ithaca Independent ^ | by Ed Sutherland | October 15, 2013
    Ithaca, NY — An inmate in an Ithaca jail was named as part of a Central New York sex trafficking ring arraigned today. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday the arrest and arraignment of three people involved in a ring which operated in Ithaca, Syracuse, Watertown and elsewhere. Eric Oliver, 30, of Syracuse, is alleged to be the leader of the ring. He was assisted by Tirra Pate, 19, also of Syracuse and Jessica Moro, 19, of Cicero. The New York Attorney General alleges Oliver contacted Pate and Moro in Ithaca and Watertown jails. “The sex trafficking ring was so...
  • Feds: Houston sex trafficking ring prostituted undocumented girls

    10/11/2013 6:06:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Chron.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Mike Glenn, Susan Carroll
    <p>Federal agents arrested 13 suspects in connection with an alleged sex trafficking ring in Houston that prostituted underage, undocumented girls from Mexico for up to $500 an hour, according to an indictment unsealed Friday morning.</p> <p>Federal prosecutors allege the ring operated out of several Houston bars and brothels and the suspects charged "premium prices" for sex with underage girls. The girls were locked up and beaten and charged for condoms, the indictment alleges.</p>
  • French bill would criminalize paying for sex

    09/18/2013 9:40:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    France 24 ^ | 09/18/2013 | Tony Todd
    Proposed legislation may outlaw paying for sex in France while giving prostitutes who are victims of sexual violence easier access to legal support. The preliminary text does not enjoy universal support. … “We are going to turn the law on its head,” said Socialist Member of Parliament Maud Olivier, who authored a report that will be the basis of the bill. “Prostitutes are victims and should not be treated like criminals.” “The law is intended to reduce violence towards prostitutes and to get it into the general mindset that paying for sexual services is not acceptable. We need to destroy...