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Up until today, Cal State-Northridge Economics professor Kenneth Ng had a website.
photo via Jezebel
Not just any website, mind you, but a Thai sex-tourism one called “Big Baby Kenny” that took you through the, ahem, ins-and-outs of the “Thailand Girl Scene” and promised “No Hidden Agenda, No Censorship, No Bullshit.”
[By "Girl" he means "Hooker."--BULLSHIT RED FLAG #1]
But then people got wind of it and thought, SHOCKINGLY, that it was creepy and inappropriate and, what else? Oh right: creepy. Then Cal State-Northridge said it wouldn’t intervene or discipline Ng because he didn’t run his creepy site using public/University resources. A free speech debate ensued, with Ng as his own most vociferous defender. As he told the LA Daily News:
“I’m not going to let anyone make me take it down. That’s just a personality thing.”
And by “anyone,” Ng did not mean himself, apparently, because earlier today, he actually took down his own site [BULLSHIT RED FLAG #2]. NOT, as Cal State-Northridge’s Provost Harry Hellenbrand said in a statement “because [Ng] considered the subject matter and content as unsuitable for public discourse, public discussion, or public debate,” but “because of the deleterious effect it had on the university’s reputation.”
[Which never occurred to Ng in the entire year during which the site was up, when he was waxing economic about prostitution--"The Thailand Girls Scene is all about expanded opportunities. It allows you to do things that just cannot be done in 'The World' or lowers the cost so much that a guy with a normal income can do things which he could never afford in 'The World'"--a trade that engenders child abuse, violence towards women, and human trafficking in Thailand.--BULLSHIT RED FLAG #3]
No, the reason Ng took down his website is because it was just too good [BULLSHIT RED FLAG #4]. In the only post you can now find on Big Baby Kenny written by Ng–all others have been deleted (although his delusional, grandiose prose lives on in this gem)–the professor writes:
Filed under: Big Baby Kenny, Bullshit Artists, Cal State Northridge Professor Sex Tourism Site, Child Abuse, Child Slavery, Economics, Exploitasian, Exploitation, Global Economics, Hookers, Human Slavery, Human Trafficking, Kenneth Ng, Kenny Ng, People Who Have No Shame, Prostitutes, Prostitution, Thai Hookers, Thai Sex Tourism, Thai Sex Trade, Thailand Girl Scene
Guest Contributor Intern Jasmine of This Is Jasmine answers all of your disquestions! Today’s topic? Valentine cards.
Love is in the air! Jessica W. wrote in this week wondering what DISGRASIAN thought of these “Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts” valentines–love notes printed with select rap lyrics–and, more specifically, this one:
Call me a party pooper but it’s hard for me to get excited about a card that expresses a sentiment I’ve heard yelled at me for pretty much all my life. I mean, valentine messages are supposed to be special, right, and not what some random a-hole says to you on the street on a Monday morning?
I know, I know, it’s supposed to be ironic. But I guess I must have some sort of hipster irony deficiency because I’m just not seeing it.
All I see is this:
If you’re in New York or L.A., go see The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela this weekend. This movie, a sort of fictional doc about Raquela, a transsexual dreamer from the Philippines, is filled with things DISGRASIAN loves: trannies, prostitution, Pinaysians, Internet porn, Paris, and cigarettes. The story is loosely based on star Raquela Rios’s life as a “ladyboy” in Cebu City. It is a fairytale without a fairytale ending, a story with a middle but seemingly no beginning and no end, a dream state that takes you from the Philippines to Iceland and then to France. Even if you’re not into trannies, prostitution, Pinaysians, Internet porn, Paris, and cigarettes (in which case, WTF is wrong with you?!), see Queen Raquela for its hazy verité beauty that is equal parts Lars Von Trier, Jean-Luc Godard, and Wong Kar-Wai (and any other auteur with a three word-name, which, coincidentally, Raquela‘s director, Olaf de Fleur, also has).
Click here for theaters.
The Ethics and Integrity Ministry of Uganda announced this week that, in order to fight prostitution (a trade described as “booming” along the Uganda-Sudan border), the government is going to shame sex workers by publishing their names in the newspaper, on TV, and on the Internet. Ethics and Integrity Minister James Nsaba Buturo (pictured) was quoted as saying:
“(Prostitution) is not only destroying homes, it is blighting the future of young people and becoming a major facilitator of serious infections such as HIV and AIDS.“
And you know how hookers REALLY LOVE hooking. And their Johns are so good to them, buying them expensive stuff on Rodeo Drive like Richard Gere did in Pretty Woman. It’s not that prostitutes can’t do other jobs, either, it’s just that suckin’ old ugly cock for a living is so DAMN FUN. And the very serious threat of contracting HIV/AIDS while fuckin’ for money makes it SO COOL and THRILL-SEEKY. So the only way to shut prostitutes down is to make them feel BAAAAAAAAAAD about what they’re doing because they like it WAAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH.
The Ugandan government is also contemplating outlawing the miniskirt, aka Whore Gear, because, as Minister Buturo puts it:
“The mini-skirt can cause an accident when you are sitting with a woman in a car. Men while driving gaze out when they see these women and this causes accidents,” he said.
And, as we all know, those men driving those cars while checking out those prostitutes in those miniskirts have NO CONTROL over their actions whatsoever!
Yes, yes. Name, shame, and blame the hookers! Because, as our friend who works in Uganda advocating for women’s rights told us today, “Prostitutes just aren’t stigmatized enough, right?”
Filed under: Blaming the Victim, Ethics and Integrity, HIV/AIDS, Hooked on Hooking, Hookers, James Nsaba Buturo, Miniskirts, Name and Shame, Prostitutes, Uganda, Weird Ugandan Behavior, Whore Gear, Whores