Sunday, January 21, 2007

Honouring Prostitutes

I'm not quite sure what to say here. There's a difference between my view on prostitution (consenting adults may buy and sell as they wish) and actually going this far:

Amsterdam's red-light district will soon get a new attraction: a statue to honor prostitutes around the world.

The statue, designed by artist Els Rijerse, will likely be unveiled at the end of March, Dutch news agency ANP reported.

"In many countries, prostitutes struggle and people have no respect for them whatsoever. The statue is meant to give all those men and women strength," Mariska Majoor, a former prostitute who commissioned the statue, told ANP.

ANP said the statue, made of bronze, shows a woman who confidently looks out into the world.

Accept, yes, honour? Might not want to quite take that extra step.-

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