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I have been home only 3 1/2 hours from work and I am already sick of watching the news. The only thing going on in the world is Governor Elliot Spitzer's little expensive "friend"? Are we not at war? Isn't there a very crucial election coming up? Why are we so obsessed with this news?

Yes, I do think that it should be on the news, but not to the degree it is. Nancy Grace does hours of this... breaking news coverage on Headline News, MSNBC, FOX News, Good Morning America did an interview with this girl's so-called friends who knew nothing about her activity in the escort business. If they didn't know about it, there isn't much of a story, is there? Every news outlet is trying to out do and outsource the others to win the ratings wars. It's kind of pathetic and hard to watch.

The media has gone through this girl's yearbooks, myspace, facebook, and they even found her singing a song and it's now being played on the radio. Yesterday's troubled youth is todays pop star?

When they are not obsessing over Ashley Alexander Dupree, they are obsessing over Governor Spitzer's wife. They talk about how awful it is that she is standing behind her husband after learning about his activities. They even had body language experts reading into her as she stood in the background of her husbands press conferences. I am sure we can all agree on one thing... she isn't the one at fault for any of this... why are we analyzing everything she does? Leave the woman alone! One woman even went so far as to say that Mrs. Spitzer was doing an injustice to her teenage daughters by sticking by her husband. Not for us to judge people.

Hilary Clinton stood by her husband, and she is now running for president... so people making comments that she is hurting her teenage daughters (Chelsea) and being a doormat isn't necessarily true. Obviously there are millions upon millions of people willing to stand by Hilary's judgment when it comes to the office of President...

If I were ever cheated on, I would be out the door in a heartbeat, but that is a choice only I should be able to make. I would lose all trust for that man, and most of all, I wouldn't know if my health was being put at risk.

It all boils down to the fact that I still think prostitution should be legal. I know that is going to upset tons of people reading this blog, and I don't care. If prostitution were legal, there could be laws put in place to protect these women (and some men). What would happen if a call girl was beaten and raped by her client? She can't go to the police, can she? She has to deal with it on her own, and that ass-wipe is still out there hurting other women.

People often say that it's a victim-less crime, the escort makes the money, and the John gets what he is after. I half-way agree with that. Some of these men and women working as prostitutes are doing so because they have no other way. They need the money, and that can vary from needing the money for college tuition, to needing the money for a drug addiction. If there were laws out there in place for prostitutes, they could be tested for disease, addiction, and tested to make sure they were making the decision for themselves and not for someone else putting them up to it.

Prostitution isn't going to go away. There will always be stories just like this one, there will always be men and women out there putting their lives at risk. It would be better to help them than to turn our backs on them and put them in jail over and over.

No, I have never sold sex for money (thats for all you people out there convinced I am the devil's child). I just think this could be handled in a better way.

Just my two cents.


  1. C. L. Hanson Says:

    I agree with you about prostitution. I've made some of the same points you did -- see the comments of this post.