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20th Sep '17 5:37:57 AM MicoolTNT
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* TruthInTelevision: There is such an organisation in the UK called the ''International Union of Sex Workers''. They're part of the GMB, and I remember an article from a few years back about table-dancers joining the GMB as well, inspired by the example. (The GMB is Britain's General Union -- basically a way for those who aren't part of the huge professions to have a chance at some representation at the higher levels).

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* TruthInTelevision: There is such an organisation in the UK called the ''International Union of Sex Workers''. They're part of the GMB, and I remember an article from a few years back was written about table-dancers joining the GMB as well, inspired by the example. (The GMB is Britain's General Union -- basically a way for those who aren't part of the huge professions to have a chance at some representation at the higher levels).
6th Sep '17 6:42:47 PM Malady
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* In The Basalt City Chronicles, the Order of the Courtesan (basically a "saint" in the Smilodon religion) oversees baths and brothels. This creates some InUniverse ValuesDissonance, as in [[GeneCatlow Furriston]] brothels are illegal due to their tragic history.

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* In The Basalt City Chronicles, the Order of the Courtesan (basically a "saint" in the Smilodon religion) oversees baths and brothels. This creates some InUniverse ValuesDissonance, as in [[GeneCatlow [[Webcomic/GeneCatlow Furriston]] brothels are illegal due to their tragic history.



* And in the Expanded Discworld of author [[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]], Mrs Sandra Battye has in fact secured Guild status for the ''other'' sort of [[Fanfic/TheNewGuild Seamstress]]. Read more '''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5016509/1/The-New-Guild here]]'''.

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* And in the Expanded Discworld of author [[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]], Creator/AAPessimal, in ''Fanfic/TheNewGuild'', Mrs Sandra Battye has in fact secured Guild status for the ''other'' sort of [[Fanfic/TheNewGuild Seamstress]]. Read more '''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5016509/1/The-New-Guild here]]'''.''Seamstress'', the type that actually mends clothes, and is naming it the '''Guild of Prostitutes'''.
23rd Jul '17 8:39:40 PM Daedalis
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* Aneva's brothel in ''ComicBook/RedSonja'' is a corrupt version where the guards protect the workers, but not from the guards themselves. Her dream is to overthrow the guards and replace it with a prostitute-run version.
21st Jul '17 8:23:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has an unconventional take on this: the church of Sharess is mostly ''composed'' of prostitutes of all ends of the spectrum, including males, and while Sharess is only a demipower, the church has powerful allies and more influence in certain quarters than one would expect. Completely [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in that Sharess is the goddess of pleasure (And going by her [[WhipItGood favored weapon]], all flavors thereof).
** Not quite on that last note: Sharess is ChaoticGood. Masochism and the like are the purview of LawfulEvil Loviatar, while other, darker, pleasures fall under the banner of NeutralEvil Shar. Sharess's angle is more humanitarian-both prostitutes and escorts who take pride in their professions, and those fallen into those professions who struggle to stay morally decent people.

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* The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has an unconventional take on this: the church of Sharess is mostly ''composed'' of prostitutes of all ends of the spectrum, including males, and while Sharess is only a demipower, the church has powerful allies and more influence in certain quarters than one would expect. Completely [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in that Sharess is the goddess of pleasure (And going by her [[WhipItGood favored weapon]], all flavors thereof).
** Not quite on that last note: Sharess is ChaoticGood. Masochism and the like are the purview of LawfulEvil Loviatar, while other, darker, pleasures fall under the banner of NeutralEvil Shar. Sharess's angle is more humanitarian-both prostitutes and escorts who take pride in their professions, and those fallen into those professions who struggle to stay morally decent people.
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20th Jul '17 8:36:39 PM Skagit
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* This is one interpreted meaning of Creator/WilliamBlake's quote "Prisons are built with the stones of law, brothels the bricks of religion."

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* ** This is one interpreted meaning of Creator/WilliamBlake's quote "Prisons are built with the stones of law, brothels the bricks of religion."
20th Jul '17 8:34:20 PM Skagit
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* This is one interpreted meaning of Creator/WilliamBlake's quote "Prisons are built with the stones of law, brothels the bricks of religion."
24th Jun '17 9:32:35 AM nombretomado
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* JudgeDee often has to deal with these, usually because a young girl was sold or kidnapped and put to work there (which was illegal at the time).

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* JudgeDee Literature/JudgeDee often has to deal with these, usually because a young girl was sold or kidnapped and put to work there (which was illegal at the time).
26th Jan '17 9:03:29 AM Wyldchyld
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* The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has an unconventional take on this: the church of Sharess is mostly ''composed'' of prostitutes of all ends of the spectrum, including males, and while Sharess is only a demipower, the church has powerful allies and more influence in certain quarters than one would expect. Completely [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in that Sharess is the goddess of pleasure (And going by her [[WhipItGood favored weapon]], [[FetishFuel all flavors thereof]]).

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* The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has an unconventional take on this: the church of Sharess is mostly ''composed'' of prostitutes of all ends of the spectrum, including males, and while Sharess is only a demipower, the church has powerful allies and more influence in certain quarters than one would expect. Completely [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in that Sharess is the goddess of pleasure (And going by her [[WhipItGood favored weapon]], [[FetishFuel all flavors thereof]]).thereof).
19th Dec '16 9:28:43 AM Rday
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Beta Colony has its [=LPSTs=]: Licensed Professional Sexual Therapists. The hermaphrodite ones are especially popular.

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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''
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Beta Colony has its [=LPSTs=]: Licensed Professional Sexual Therapists. The hermaphrodite ones are especially popular.popular.
** Meanwhile a colony world of the Barrayaran Empire has [[FunWithAcronyms SWORD]], the Sex Workers Rights and Dignity Association. Notably it was created by the colony's ''governor'', in order to reign in the abuse and exploitation of prostitutes around the local military base.
16th Nov '16 8:05:19 PM karstovich2
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** Even the Catholic Church (of all institutions!) had some specially-sanctioned prostitutes, on the basis that they acknowledged that men have certain [[ImAManICantHelpIt "needs"]] and would commit rape if they couldn't get those "needs" fulfilled. (Rape was seen as being about sex, not power and control.)

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** Even the Catholic Church (of all institutions!) had some specially-sanctioned prostitutes, on the basis that they acknowledged that men have certain [[ImAManICantHelpIt "needs"]] and would commit rape if they couldn't get those "needs" fulfilled. (Rape was seen as being about sex, not power and control.) They also assumed that even if the Church did not control prostitution, prostitution would happen anyway, and better that they control it than anybody else.
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