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Stranger still that a good Christian world should bleed and fleece such women and give them nothing in return except obloquy and persecution. Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays ***** audiobook 6.57.08
But it wasn’t just prostitutes who died in Victorian Britain. Cunk on Britain s1e3, BBC 2018
We are all murderers and prostitutes – no matter to what culture, society, class, nation, one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be. R D Laing
Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIP with Reagan, Bush: ‘Call boys’ took midnight tour of White House. The Washington Times 29th June 1989 re Franklin Affair
For an hour I’m the best actress in the world. I’m the best fuck in the world … You just lead them by the ring in their nose in the direction that they think they want to go in … You control it and you call the shots. Klute 1971 starring Jane Fonda & Donald Sutherland & Charles Cioffi & Roy Schneider & Dorothy Tristan & Rita Game & Nathan George & Vivian Nathan & Morris Strassberg & Barry Snider & Betty Murray & Jane White & Shirley Stoler & Fred Burrell & Jean Stapleton & Robert Milli et al, director Alan J Pakula, Fonda to Shrink
Prostitutes are the inevitable product of a society that places ultimate importance on money, possessions, and competition. Jane Fonda, cited Thomas Kiernan, Jane: An Intimate Biography of Jane Fonda, 1970
Juvenile prostitution was rampant in London. Girls as young as nine worked the streets ... The age of consent was raised to sixteen. Ian Hislop’s Age of the Do-Gooders II: Suffer the Little Children, BBC 2010
The vice trade: the Victorians called it the Great Social Evil ... In London alone according to contemporary estimates anywhere from 10 to 80,000 women were involved in prostitution. Ian Hislop’s Age of the Do-Gooders III: Sinful Sex and Demon Drink
He [Gladstone] didn’t want to sleep with the girls, he wanted to save them. He called this rescue work. ibid.
In 1864 the government passed the Contagious Diseases Act, a law that ruthlessly targeted women as the problem rather than men. ibid.
If you’ve got too much money and you feel like you’re close to dying, hookers is always a good answer. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s2e9: Death Inc, Showtime 2002
Making prostitution illegal is bullshit. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s4e2: Prostitution
Today there are nearly one million prostitutes in America. ibid.
The biggest fear of walking on the streets is violence. ibid.
It’s a question of freedom and slavery. ibid.
Why do they think that sex is bad? ibid.
By many I mean many. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century at least 80,000 prostitutes worked in central London alone. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Perspectives, ITV 2011
In 1853 Holman Hunt began to paint pictures about contemporary issues, not least the surge in prostitution, which he saw as a direct consequence of the industrial revolution. ibid.
Were these concubines similar to modern day prostitutes? Mysteries of the Bible s4e5: Love and Sex in the Hebrew Bible, A&E 1995
Over 100,000 prostitutes being employed by the Church. The Forbidden Book: History of the Bible, 1997
You ain’t no night nurse. Mona Lisa 1986 starring Bob Hoskins & Michael Caine & Robbie Coltrane & Cathy Tyson & Clarke Peters & Kate Hardie & Zoe Nathenson & Sammi Davis & Rod Bedall & Joe Brown & Pauline Melville et al, director Neil Jordan, him to her
I’m just another fucking punter to you. ibid.
Hooker #1: I’ve never made it with Eddy.
Hooker #2: Why not?
Hooker #1: He thinks I’m dirty.
Hooker #2: He’s got a point. Al’s Lads (UK) aka Capone’s Boys (US) 2002 starring Marc Warren & Kirsty Mitchell & Peter Pedrero & Ralf Little & Al Sapienza & Julian Littman & Scott Maslen & Stephen Lord & Richard Roundtree & Ricky Tomlinson et al, director Richard Standeven
Fifty pounds – whatever you want. Except talk. Breaking & Entering 2006 starring Ray Winstone & Jude Law & Juliette Binoche & Robin Wright Penn & Martin Freeman & Vera Farmiga & Rafi Gavron & Poppy Rogers et al, director Anthony Minghella, bird in back of car to Law
It’s my job ... You think I like to smell like this? You think I like to wear panties which cut my pussy in half? ibid.
I am a whore so it’s all right. Hustle 1975 starring Burt Reynolds & Catherine Deneuve & Ben Johnson & Paul Winfield & Eileen Brennan & Eddie Albert & Ernest Borgnine & Jack Carter & Colleen Brennan & James Hampton & Catherine Bach et al, director Robert Aldrich, her to him
All dressed up and no-one to blow. Lethal Weapon 1987 starring Mel Gibson & Danny Glover & Gary Busey & Mitchell Ryan & Tom Atkins & Darlene Love & Traci Wolfe & Jackie Swanson & Ebonie Smith et al, director Richard Donner, Glover to prostitute
Damn his addiction to whores! Those bitches killed him! We Are What We Are 2013 starring Bill Sage & Julia Garner & Ambyr Childers & Kelly McGillis & Odeya Rush & Michael Parks & Wyatt Russell & Nick Damici & Jack Gore et al, director Jim Mickle, mother
In London in 1857 it is estimated there is one prostitute for every twenty-five men. And many of their clients were married. Sexually transmitted diseases were rife. Jeremy Paxman: The Victorians: Home Sweet Home, BBC 2009
By 1917 it was believed there were 60,000 prostitutes in London alone. Jeremy Paxman, Britain’s Great War III: The Darkest Hour, BBC 2014
I must look to my own dear tiny darlings to sustain me in my frailties. Yes, Kate, I want you to become a prostitute. Blackadder II: Bells, father to daughter, BBC 1986
Baldrick, are you suggesting that I become a rent boy? Blackadder II: Money, Blackadder
Victorian moral reformers argued that music halls linked to prostitution were part of an exploitation of women undermining the morals of the nation. Rude Britannia II: Presents Bawdy Songs & Lewd Photographs, BBC 2010
I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing. Prince Philip
Vegas cops arrest around 30 call girls a day. Drugs Inc s3e1: High Stakes Vegas, National Geographic 2012
10,000 people work in Silicon Valley’s sex industry. Sex workers have become a key part of the distribution network. Drugs Inc s7e11: Silicon Valley High, National Geographic 2015
In the drug economy a common way for women to earn money to pay for drugs is through prostitution. Drugs Inc s7e23, Working Girls