Today, we’re bringing you the Best of WL from 2009: my favorite posts, and yours, from the last year. It’ll be an excellent precursor to your rampage of irresponsibility on New Year’s Eve.
As part of Vancouver’s commitment to excellence in preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the city is allowing a sex trade advocacy group to provide prostitutes with tips on how to deal with incoming media (prostitution is kinda legal in Canada). The Prostitution Alternatives Counseling and Education Society (PACE) has scheduled the media training workshop for November.
The PACE training session will touch on issues like public photography and interview consent.
“We just want (the sex trade workers) to be aware of what their rights are around media, including the fact that it is legal for (media) to take a picture of them on a public street,” [a PACE rep] said.
“And if they do consent to an interview, they can get the questions ahead of time. Things like that.”
There are only two questions you should ever ask a prostitute. “How much” and “Same time next week?” All other communication should be executed in the form of grunting and gesturing. And do you tip prostitutes? Okay, that was three questions.
Originally posted May 19th, 2009.