Friday, December 11, 2009
Hot Action At Climate Cooling Conference
Sex Workers Offer Freebies for Climate Change Delegates in Copenhagen
Posted by Tara Lohan, December 7, 2009.
It's not too late to get over there for at least part of the meeting.
Finally, a sexy story about climate change. As the big talks have finally kicked off, here's one of the lighter stories about what's happening over there.
Prostitutes of a Danish sex workers association will offer their services for free to delegates of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, an association official told AFP Saturday.
Susanne Moeller said the move was meant to protest an anti-prostitution initiative undertaken by Copenhagen city hall.
The city, host of the December 7-18 UN climate summit, distributed postcards in Copenhagen's hotels that said "Be sustainable: Don't buy sex." It also sent letters to hotel managers inviting them to take measures to avoid prostitutes meeting clients in their establishments.
This is a bit odd considering that sex work in Denmark is legal. And surely, if you're involved in the difficult work of trying to save the planet from doom, you may want to engage in adult activities to relieve some stress, right?
Apparently, sex workers there agree and are fighting back against this discrimination. Here's more about their plan:
"All delegates who come to Copenhagen for the world climate summit will be able to use the postcards for payment after making a request on our website," Moeller, of the Danish association for the defense of sex workers, said.
"We do not expect many delegates (to make use of the offer), but we want to protest what we consider discrimination," Moeller said, adding the offer was good for the duration of the climate talks.
If only free sex offers could be used to get countries to commit to a binding treaty.
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