Former Suicide Girl Olivia Black was fired from the pawn shop where she worked, featured on the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” after her past work came to light. Because pawn shops and reality television have REPUTATIONS to uphold, people.
Not gonna lie: we’re linking to this article about licensing strippers in Indiana because we can’t believe the owner of the infamous Hip Hugger (known for being a crazy rural free-for-all with weird racist policies) is named Don Draper.
“The women are not a blight on the community, they’re an asset,” Braithwaite said, adding that the committee is not working to get rid of the women, but rather to work with them and make them feel safe…
“This community is not about gentrification, not about stopping (the women),” she said, adding that they are all “fibres of our community.
Part of making them feel safe is looking for support services, food, and health outreach spaces that the workers can access, as well as shelters where needed, and continuing with community education, so that residents are aware of issues facing the women. The police force is also involved, having changed its focus from one of persecution to one of support and safety planning.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric assassinated by a US drone strike in Yemen, “regularly visited high end prostitutes” — if you think 7 times over ten months counts as regularity. How wonderful that this is a topic of discussion, and not his status as a murdered US-born man not charged with, let alone convicted of, any crime. (Can anyone clarify what counts as “high end” in the eyes of mainstream media? The only requirement seems to be working indoors.)
There’s been a bunch of brouhaha over a recent bust in Melbourne, from which we’ve learned that being an East Asian migrant sex worker equates to being exploited. Strangely enough, none of the 100 women “saved” have been interviewed.
A German straight male escort is profiled here, if you’re curious. Warning: link contains confessions.
Suzy Favor Hamilton continues to be punished for working as an escort; the Big Ten has stripped her name from their female Athlete of the Year award.