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Padre J Roulston

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So my boss has given me a conundrum, that I'm hoping you here in helptogo.com land can help me figure it out.

I'm the editor for a newspaper with a wide range in readership ages.... and I have a meeting tomorrow with.... ahem... a prostitute... about writing a column on sex to put into the paper. 

I however don't know how I can make this work, so that it can be 'G' rated, (or at the very least 'PG').... So I'm hoping some people here have some ideas.

 

@TehJackal @Docteur Ralph @Gone.

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Flipping eck Jonathon you don't do things by half do you :P 

And congratulations btw. I'm made up for you.:)

Hm,I think your gonna have to really do your homework on this one. There must be tons of documentary stories about prostitution and the like..

However, I agree with, Nix .You need to start from the bottom(upbringing) and work to the top(punters) I think every prostitute has her own story to tell,other than it being easy money. I imagine most sell there body due to being stripped of their dignity. I also think most prostitutes need to pay for a drug habit. They also put themselves in serious danger of being raped/killed even.  Desperate needs calls for desperate measures...

 

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i also think a lot of women are trafficked, sold or forced into it, its not a choice, especially for people who are trying to escape war zones and oppression. ross kemp has done some really good tv shows on stuff like that, extreme world if i remember rightly, interesting, heartbreaking and rage inducing at the same time.

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I bet she was abused as a child. I think almost every stripper or porn star Howard Stern has ever interviewed was raped or molested at a young age. It's not really easy money, it may be the hardest way to earn it there is. 

You need to be a little more clear. Is she supposed to write the article? Are you supposed to interview her about what she does? You are interviewing a prostitute and are supposed to write about sex in a positive way? Are there any guidelines here or does he just want something in the paper from a pastor talking to a hooker? Sounds like you editor has a warped sense of humor.

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I'm guessing you already interviewed her.  Is prostitution legal in Canada?  It's illegal in every US state except for Nevada.  I've heard interviews from escorts (not like street hookers) who say that they love their jobs.  I don't know much about it myself.  

How did the interview go?  Was it awkward?  Did you learn a lot?  Like doc said, I'm wondering what sort of article your editor is looking for on this, he's probably the best person to ask on guidance.  

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Yes the interview happened. And it was extremely awkward. :)

Technically prostitution is legal here.... Soliciting prostitution isn't though. But this lady claimed that she has never accepted money for sex. The car she was driving was free though lol :D

I think that the column is going to be more on how to have/maintain a healthy sex life, and being confident with you body, and other things like that. But what it comes down to is seeing what she gets to me, and whether I can print it or not. 

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They were interesting, though I imagine I was a few shades of pink through out the conversation. :) 

She just sent me the first issue, which is really more of an introduction than anything else. I can use it, but we'll have to see how subsequent issues go. 

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There's not a whole lot to tell. There was a paper (the Exeter Examiner) which was run by the Saint Mary's paper for about a year before they shut it down. (rather than running it as a dedicated paper, they were running it as a parasite of the other paper, and it just wasn't financially viable.)

My boss bought the rights to the paper back in September. I was brought on at the end of November, and we've been trying to get it back up and running since. We've rebranded the paper to "The Examiner" and we're expanding the distribution range to be about 5 times what it was. 

We have the editorial content for the first two issues, ready, but what we're having trouble with is getting the needed advertising. It is a free paper, so it is completely paid for by advertising. IMO our sales reps have really dropped the ball on this. 

As of right now, we're hoping to go to print on Feb 7th. (Assuming they can sell enough ads.)

 

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