Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Archbishop opposes bill to legalise brothels in Western Australia



Archbishop Hickey urges MPs to oppose the brothel bill in Western Australia.

He states that " There is considerable research evidence to show that males, and particularly young males, who use prostitutes have greater tendencies towards domination of women and violence towards them."

Can anyone point me to this research?

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Notting hill carnival



I went to Notting hill Carnival yesterday, with some friends and their children.

The last time I was at Notting hill carnival, was six years ago. It was a nightmare tracking my friends down,as we could not hear each other on our mobiles, with all the noise. I suggest texts if you are trying to get hold of anyone at Carnival.

The weather was great, and I found a good sound system, while I was waiting for my friends. The DJ's were playing some good tunes,R&B,
Hip Hop
Bashment,
Soca,
Calypso and Jungle.

The vibe was great, and I am going back again today. Off to shake my fat ass.

Have a great week.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Does the punishment fit the crime




I was reading this article on the tube this morning, and am bewildered, and angry.

How can you understand the fines that these two men were given?

What is the point of going to court??????

Can any legal eagles out there, share their thinking?

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Disclosing your past as a prostitute or stripper



Kim Hollingsworth failed to reveal her job as a prostitute and stripper, and was sacked by the police force.

I wonder who in their right mind would disclose to a prospective employer, that they used to be a stripper or prostitute?

I would like to hear from any women out there, who have, and whether they gained employment.


What puzzles me, is how they found out about her past.

Did she use her real name when she was working as a prostitute, and a stripper?

Had a member of the police force, visited her as a client?


In my view, the stigma around the paid sex industry, is so great, that it will work against you sharing this information with an employer.

If things were that easy, the majority of escorts out there, would use their real names, and show their faces.

I am aware of equal opportunities, but feel that the majority of employers, out there, would not overlook this type of disclosure.

What do you think?

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lost for words



I had a staff member call me yesterday, to arrange a meeting. She is paying her way through college. She called to update me on how things were,and was pretty stressed.Her fees for college have increased. She said that she did not know how she would pay her fees, and was considering becoming an escort.

Fortunately, this conversation was over the phone. I paused, and we both started giggling. She asked me what I thought about her becoming an escort. I told her that I was not there to judge, but it may be useful to share that with her course coordinator, so that he had some idea of what she was willing to do to raise her fees. I suggested that it may be something that she could bring up, at a students meeting.

More giggles. She thanked me for listening, and said she felt really comfortable talking to me.

If only she knew!

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Shoes for hookers with GPS and alarms



I think this is fabulous. The Aphrodite Project, have created some shoes, that have an inbuilt security alarm and GPS, for hookers.

The shoes are a protection device.

I wonder whether there are any available in the UK yet?

Have a good weeek.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Convicted working girls jailed if they do not attend counselling



Will jailing prostitutes help anyone?

It will act as a deterrent for some women,but I wonder what effect it will have in the long run.

I have my doubts about involuntary counselling. I wonder how it can be of use, when it is forced for sexworkers, and then there is a threat of imprisonment if they do not attend.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Cop caught dogging with prostitutes



Kinky PC Joe Pierce, is in the doghouse. He was caught dogging

with two prostitutes,in Chesire while he was on duty.

I wonder how he could do this, while he was on duty, as the maximum sentence for misconduct in a public office is life imprisonment.

Have a good week.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Weekend of Prayer for victims of Sex trafficking



The Salvation army and the CWA have called for a weekend of prayer for victims of sex trafficking.

Spare a few minutes to say a prayer for anyone who has been, or is in this situation.

On Tuesday Cambridgeshire police started Operation Radium, a total crackdown on Sex Slavery.It will focus on 100 brothels in Cambridgeshire.

Update

Simply Alexa has been added to my blogroll, please pay her a visit.

Have a great weekend.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Job centre plus under pressure for escort agency advertisements



It started off with Anne Summers advertising for workers at the Job centre.

Anne summers won its legal fight against a ban on advertising for workers in 2003.

Then we had Raw Angels Escort Agency advertising for dominatrixes.

Now, all you have to do is browse in the Arts and Leisure section at the Job centre, and you will find advertisements for escorts.

Times are changing.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Trying to survive a mad boss



I am so angry with one of my bosses. She is like a slippery snake.

I had a conversation with her last week, about some work that I had submitted. She gave me no indication that she was unhappy with my work.

Well, a few days later I get a phone call from her saying that she went to the board, as she was not happy with my work.

I was shocked, as I had no idea that she had a problem with it. I sent her a nasty email asking her why she was not upfront last week.She brought up stuff that had happened in the past, and I asked her why it had taken her three years to confront me.I was puzzled as she had never mentioned any of these issues during my appraisals over the three years. What is that about?

Her response was pure waffle.

I asked her to outline what her expectations of me were, and suprise suprise,more waffle.

I have no problems with her feedback. The issue for me is not so much what she has done, but how she did it.

This mad woman is chaotic, provokes anger in most people that work for her, and this is not the first time I have had to pull her up. The last time she apologised to me publicly.

I find it hard to let things go, that I feel are out of line. This is my struggle. I feel like telling her to stick her job at the moment, but have to wait until I find a replacement. It is so frustrating. However, I know it would be inconvenient for her if I was to walk out at the moment, and wish I could.

Thank you to the lovely escort who sent me information on employment lawyers.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hungarian prostitutes offered business classes



Prostitutes in Hungary are to be offered subsidised business classes, like any other self employed people.They will pay tax and other social security contributions.

The article is interesting, and complex.

Prostitutes have to provide a VAT receipt to clients if they ask for it. If a prostitute is an independent she cannot necessarily claim for business expenses.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Olympic athlete manages to escape from traffickers



A network that imported Russian girls for trafficking to Spain has been foiled.The gang trafficked women to Almeira and the Canary islands. The olympic athlete had attempted to escape before, and failed. Second time round she was lucky.

The gang used the usual tactics, promises of jobs, which were sexual labour.

Hope you are enjoying the weather, beautiful sunshine in London, and I am loving it.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sex addict steals cash to spend on prostitutes



A sex addict who was an accountant

stole nearly 100,000 pounds from his company to spend on prostitutes, and was jailed for 20 months.
He was also a devout catholic.

The question has been raised before.

If an escort is aware that her client has a sexual addiction, and is stealing money to fund his sexual addiction, should she continue to see him?

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