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And the money keeps rollin' in [Jan. 22nd, 2007|12:17 pm]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOMWpiMaKy4&eurl=

... Wow. :)

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam's red-light district will soon get a new attraction: a statue to honor prostitutes around the world.

The statue, designed by artist Els Rijerse, will likely be unveiled at the end of March, Dutch news agency ANP reported.

"In many countries, prostitutes struggle and people have no respect for them whatsoever. The statue is meant to give all those men and women strength," Mariska Majoor, a former prostitute who commissioned the statue, told ANP.

ANP said the statue, made of bronze, shows a woman who confidently looks out into the world.

So those of you who sell your body for money, you now have a statue in your honor. Congrats. ;)
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[User Picture]From: june10_2005
2007-01-22 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hahah that's crazy!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 12:38 am (UTC)
I love it. :)
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[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2007-01-22 06:54 pm (UTC)
Alright! Go prostitution! ;)
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2007-01-22 07:20 pm (UTC)
Ha! I posted this on my journal too. My favorite part is where she says "...prostitues struggle and people have no respect for them whatsoever."
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 12:56 am (UTC)
There's worse jobs. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:03 am (UTC)
I would love to go to Amsterdam, seems so damn cool. :)
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-01-22 08:25 pm (UTC)
I tried to google a picture of it, but only got this, also in Amsterdam:
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Oh well...

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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-01-22 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm all for a statue honoring prostitution. As long as you're of age and making a voluntary choice, why shouldn't you be able to sell sex? Plus making prostitution illegal just ensures that sex workers end up under the thumb of pimps and marginilized.

The Dutch totally get it. I wish we'd act more like them.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:09 am (UTC)
The Dutch do totally get it. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:06 am (UTC)
lol! Nice!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:07 am (UTC)
;)
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-01-22 11:28 pm (UTC)
Finally.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:11 am (UTC)
=)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-23 01:37 am (UTC)

Christina Aguilera nude pics...

Christina Aguilera's Most Revealing Moments in Film
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:12 am (UTC)

Re: Christina Aguilera nude pics...

Wow. Thanks for that.
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[User Picture]From: skafunkmelt
2007-01-23 02:52 am (UTC)
I think they were trying to be sexy in that video, but just...no. My gosh, how ridiculous!

I actually got really interested in prostitution after watching the series Cat House on HBO about the Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Las Vegas or just outside of the city. I read a book about another brothel in Nevada, some interesting reading, really. I'm all for safe prostitution, yup.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:14 am (UTC)
I know. The video cracks me up!

What was the book? I'd like to read it maybe. :)


-- And yeah, I've had a longstanding interest in prostitution.
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[User Picture]From: skafunkmelt
2007-01-26 02:09 am (UTC)
I just found it in the library, but unfortunately, it's dated (as in written in the 90s, I think):

Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women -- Alexa Albert

It does a good job of balancing research w/ the interesting bits.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 03:20 am (UTC)
Hmm. I'll check it out.
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From: skittish_derby
2007-01-23 04:00 am (UTC)
that reminds me of Time magazine naming person of the year YOU. it is the same rediculous logic, where the person (people) accepting the "honor" probably didn't want it in the first place. at least in a large group like that. i wouldn't mind being person of the year. but, i also wouldn't mind a statue erected in my name.

but then again, maybe some prostitutes WANT to be prostitutes, i can't imagine that... maybe it is flattering to be paid for sex.

<3
me
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:19 am (UTC)
Heheh. The Time thing cracks my shit up. ;)

I love it.

Totally gonna put it on my resume.

And prostitution is different for every person I think. Perspective and all.
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[User Picture]From: loco_cerveza
2007-01-23 09:07 am (UTC)
I want to see the statue, or at least pictures when it is unveiled. I'll have to sart gooogling it in march some time.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 01:21 am (UTC)
If you find it, please post it? :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-24 07:57 pm (UTC)

Christina Aguilera nude pics...

Christina Aguilera's Most Revealing Moments in Film
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-01-26 02:16 am (UTC)

Re: Christina Aguilera nude pics...

You fucker! Get out of my journal!!!
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