December 14, 2009
An idea whose time has cum?
In Nevada, brothel owners are contemplating adding male prostitutes to their stables:
The owner of a brothel more than two hours' drive from Las Vegas said she hopes to hire Nevada's first legal male prostitutes within a month, now that state health officials have approved a method to test men for infectious diseases.Regardless of how ready the world might be, Nevada's state health laws apparently weren't, because they required all prostitutes to have cervical testing. (No cervices, no services!) And as we all know, men do not have cervices. So it was time for a law change:
Until now, men have been effectively barred from legally plying the world's oldest profession in Nevada by the specificity of a state health law requiring prostitutes to undergo frequent cervical testing for sexually transmitted diseases.Not surprisingly, concerns have been expressed about a legislative backlash.
Prostitution has been legal in rural Nevada counties since 1971 under strict state health board oversight but is against the law in the Las Vegas and Reno areas.Hey, I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of Nevada politics, but I'll say this. If George Flint can actually figure out a way to make the brothel industry "socially acceptable to both libertarians and conservatives," that would be one of the greatest political feats in American history. It would go a long way towards ending the Culture War itself! Such a man deserves serious consideration as a presidential candidate.
They're still working on the pricing details. Women now run $300.00 per hour.
Davis said she wants to add two men to the three women she currently has living and working at her compound of trailers off U.S. 95 about 150 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Not to be facetious about such a serious matter, but I think a good argument can be made that prostitution is harder work for a man than it is for a woman.
So, I'm not sure that the doctrine of "equal pay for equal work" would apply.
Nor would "comparable worth," especially if you read the details:
A theory holding that compensation for job classifications filled chiefly by women should be the same as for those classifications filled chiefly by men if the jobs, albeit dissimilar, are regarded as having equal value. According to this theory, workers' salaries should be calculated on a scale of socioeconomic value that transcends traditional supply and demand.I think asking the sex worker industry to transcend the laws of supply and demand goes too far.
As to the issue of "sustainability," don't laugh. In Copenhagen they're claiming that sex with prostitutes is not an environmentally "sustainable" activity:
Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard and the city council had postcards sent to 160 hotels urging people coming to town for next week's UN Climate Change Conference to "be sustainable -- don't buy sex," according to Spiegelonline.OK, I am on record as supporting emissions as a human right, so once again:
it's time to get the government out of all of our emissions, for good.Accusing sex workers of unsustainable conduct reveals that environmentalists not only have a Neo-Puritan agenda, but they probably have doubts about their own sustainability. I suspect their inability to sustain their own emissions is behind their obsession with the emissions of others.
Bring back traditional supply and demand!
posted by Eric on 12.14.09 at 01:52 PM
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