Archive for the ‘prostitutes’ Category

Sex and seduction becomes mainstream

February 23, 2007

Hi Grit

You may think that sex has always been a part of art, which to a certain extent is true. However, one of our youngest london public gallaries the Barbican, having reached the ripe old age of twenty five, has taken this to a new level by hosting an exhibition called Seduced: Art and sex from antiquity to now, entrance reserved strictly for those aged 18 and over.

The intention of this exhibition is to cover the art of seduction as it has been practiced over the past 2000 years. Kate Bush, apparently no relation to the singer or your President, says that it is a “no-holds barred exhibition” the intention of which is to examine and explore all aspects of seduction of any preference. With well over 250 exhibits including portraits from the walls of Pompeii; Indian sexual literature, little known paintings of sexual acts from renowned painters such as Turner, pornographic woodcuts from Japan and Andy Warhol’s short 1963 film entitled “Blow job,” it is not difficult to see what they mean.

Although the museum stresses that this an attempt to cover a serious subject, from the final paragraphs of the article it becomes apparent that the real motive is anything but. Being a public gallary, the Barbican relies heavily on grants from the local authority, in this case the City of London. The director (curate) of the museum has admitted that these grants are being cut back, which will severely curtain their activities unless they can replace funding from elsewhere.

Thus, despite all the brave and intellectual words and phrases, at the end of the day this is not a “serious” exhibition, simply an example of an organisation utilising an age old promotional theory that “sex sells.” Why can’t they be honest about their motives?

the Brit

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Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lyndsey Lohan: Prosti-tots

February 6, 2007

Hi Grit

I think I must have come across brit_paris_lindsay_002.jpgthe only article that mentions all of the above mentioned girls in one breath. Recounting how at one time all of these girls were friends, and their ability to be able to individually or together garner fame, usually by actions or photographs that are less than tasteful, the newspaper in question reveals that yet again they have come together in a media circus.

The story is that time, in a recent issue posed the question whether the three girls have too much influence on the youth of today, with the cover asking whether we are raising a youth of prosti-tots. Surprisingly 77% agreed with this hypothesis. I find this surprising in that this must mean that the other 23% disagree. Based on internet statistics, it would seem that the lower percentage are either far more vocal and active than those who agree, or the agreeing percentage still go off and buy the papers, read the magazines and click on all the stories about them.

It’s a strange world sometimes.

the Brit

A new RED Light on prostitution

January 18, 2007

You have to hand it to the Dutch, one of the most open countries in Europe, if not the world. In addition to their famous Red Light district, one of their people Mariska Majoor, has opened a centre for  prostitution. To celebrate this event the person in question has commissioned a bronze statue of a prostitute, standing in a doorway, legs akimbo. This will be erected somewhere in the aforesaid Red Light district.

One of the benefits of the Dutch openness of course, is reflected in their lower crime rates compared with other areas of Europe.

the Brit

And now for something completely disturbing

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

If this story doesn’t doesn’t conjure up some seriously disturbing mental images, you’re not taking the right drugs, Gere dances with Indian sex workers in AIDS fight.  Beyond the wild and frightening visualization of Gere doing a conga line down a mud covered street with thousands of Sari clad Indian whores chanting about condoms, just the fact that there are 600,000 women of the night in that area is enough to make one cringe.  Mumbai is thought to have 13 million people, so five percent of the population are hookers?  Even assuming that some are commuting just for the chance to grab Richard Gere’s ass, this offers some astonishing insight into what is wrong with India; they’re sex obsessed savages.  No wonder y’all can afford food, you’re spending all your money on nookie.  This might also explain why your country is rapidly reaching standing room only status.  Fellas, for everyones’ sake, try keeping it in your pants for a few years.

the Grit