Some loyalty cards let you rack up points, but one business in Malaysia allegedly offered its customers something they could really use: free sex after nine car washes.
Police say they busted the car wash near Kuala Lumpur last week after discovering it had a partnership with a massage parlour, the Malay Mail reports.
They were tipped off when they raided the parlour and found the car wash cards on several alleged customers of prostitutes there.
“It was supposed to be just another routine operation,” Emmi Shah Fadhil, the officer in charge, told the paper.
“To get the extra ‘offer’ customers must send their cars for washing nine times within a certain period. The tenth car wash will entitle them to free sex,” Fadhil said, which would usually cost between 130 and 180 Malaysian ringgit (about $40-56).
Nine Vietnamese women, aged 18 to 28, were arrested on suspicion of prostitution. Four men suspected of running the scheme were also detained.
A group of Vancouver sex trade workers can challenge the country’s prostitution laws, the Supreme Court of Canada said Friday.
In a unanimous ruling, the high court dismissed a federal government appeal against the Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society and former sex worker Sheryl Kiselbach.
The decision means the group can proceed with their legal fight, arguing that prostitution laws violate the constitutional rights of sex trade workers to equality, freedom of association and freedom of expression.
Technically, prostitution is not illegal in Canada. What is illegal is keeping a bawdy house, communicating for the purposes of prostitution or living off the avails of prostitution.
Rather than legalize street prostitution, I’d rather see this.
Australia’s hotel industry has been rocked by a court’s ruling that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against by a motel owner who refused to rent her a room to work from.
The ruling has stunned hotel and motel owners, who thought they had a right to decide what sort of businesses were operating from their premises.
The prostitute, identified only as GK, went to Australia‘s courts alleging discimination after being banned from the Drovers Rest Motel in the coal mining town of Moranbah in Queensland.
The prostitute stayed at the motel 17 times in two years before the owners discovered in 2010 that she was bringing clients to her room. She was then banned from staying there.
“Not everyone would choose to do the job I do, but it’s not right that they can treat me like as second-class citizen,” she told The Australian.
“They wanted me to go away, but I am a tenacious little terrier, and I would not give up,” she said.
A tenacious bitch, indeed…
Richard Munro, chief executive of the Accommodation Association of Australia, a tourism industry lobby group, said the Queensland and Australian governments should consider changing laws to ensure that hotel and motel owners can decide what sort of businesses are being operated under their roofs.
“It’s absolutely illogical,” Mr Munro said. “If a hairdresser decided to set up shop in the motel and started inviting people in to get their hair cut, I think the motel owner would have the right to say, ‘Hang on, that’s a different business operating out of my business’. If a prostitute decided to start working out of a shopping mall, the owners would have something to say about it. There is some protection for the rights of the motel owner here.”
Exactly; there ought to be protection for them. WTF?
Once again, business owners don’t have the right to conduct their businesses in whatever manner they please, if a protected special interest group (which apparently includes whores) objects…
Prostitutes in Sweden who pay taxes should have the right to sick pay, according to new guidelines being drawn up by the National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).
In Sweden, while it’s illegal to buy sex, it is not illegal to sell it.
But the social insurance agency has previously lacked clear rules outlining what social benefits are available to prostitutes who are registered as sole proprietors and pay taxes in Sweden.
BTW, how can it be legal to sell a good or service, if the purchase of such a good or service, is deemed illegal? That makes no rational sense; aren’t the moneys obtained from such sales, the proceeds of a criminal activity, i.e. the buying of it? Then why isn’t such counted as aiding and abetting a crime / living off the proceeds of a crime? What a bizarre, irrational law. Crazy fricking Swedes…
“The sugar daddy and sugar baby relationship is far from prostitution,” he said. “It’s about a romantic relationship between two people. The only difference is a sugar daddy is very wealthy.”
“If we’re talking about money exchanged for sex, I don’t see that this way. It’s just not a ‘wham, bam, thank you, ma’am,’” he said. “You pay somehow, somewhere for sex no matter what it is. You know, they say wives do it for refrigerators.”
Yeah, buddy, but it’s not a real ‘romantic relationship’, she’s basically an escort no doubt offering the ‘girlfriend experience‘, just so she can pay for her education (as all too many young women today will do, whether through outright prostitution, or stripping).
“[Tommy] taught me how to golf, cook, be a classy woman,”
Oh yeah? Classy women don’t have tats like that, or sell sex, toots.
A Spanish firm is courting controversy with its professional course in prostitution which it says ‘guarantees a job offer on graduation’.
For just €100, students will be taught the history of the world’s oldest profession, how to use erotic toys and the most popular positions contained within the Kama Sutra.
What they learn in the series of theory and practical classes will enable them to ‘earn a lot of money, very easily and quickly’, according to the ABC newspaper.
Naturally, they’re targetting female university students:
The venture has attracted much criticism in the predominantly Catholic country, with many saying it is the wrong way to tempt cash-strapped Spaniads back into work.
But the Valencian firm, which has flooded the city’s university campus with promotional flyers, says it will make the trade safer.
He added that 95 people, from the age of 19 to 45, had signed up to the diploma – which takes up two hours each day.
The National Post:
The appeal stems from the legal oddity that while prostitution was not illegal, many activities surrounding it were, including running a brothel or bawdy house, communicating for the purpose of prostitution and living on money earned by a prostitute.