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Prostitution Is Becoming the New Normal

'Vanity Fair' looks at increasingly common 'arrangements'

(Newser) - A big debate in the media these days is whether prostitution is, or should be, a legit profession. Witness two prior articles at New York ("Is Prostitution Just Another Job?") and the New York Times Magazine ("Should Prostitution Be a Crime?"). Now a piece at Vanity ... More »

Ex-Olympian: Why I Became a Vegas Call Girl

Suzy Favor Hamilton opens up in new memoir, 'Fast Girl'

(Newser) - Suzy Favor Hamilton's "runner's high" became replaced with a much more destructive rush in late 2011, when the three-time Olympian began working as a high-priced Vegas escort . Her memoir Fast Girl is out Monday, and its upcoming release has the former track champion talking to People about... More »

LinkedIn Tells Prostitutes to Go Away

Networking site bans listings for escorts, too

(Newser) - LinkedIn's new user agreement includes a surprising clause: No promoting prostitution or escort services on your profile, even if it's legal where you live. ReadWriteWeb spotted the unusual inclusion, and wondered if it was even truly necessary. In its words, "would anyone really take the risk of... More »

Man Calls Police After Prostitute Asks for More Cash

He reports a robbery

(Newser) - A 45-year-old Michigan man paid a professional to do some work in his house, but when the professional demanded more money after they had already agreed on a price, he called the police to report he was being robbed. Except the so-called robber was not a plumber or house painter…... More »

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