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"Boss, I'm on sick leave right now, my thighs really hurt, the government is paying me unemployment insurance."
October 21, 2001 1:07 PM   Subscribe

"Boss, I'm on sick leave right now, my thighs really hurt, the government is paying me unemployment insurance." Germany inacts law that sees prostitution as any other form of work, whereby she can take you to court if you don't pay.
posted by HoldenCaulfield (10 comments total)

 
Prostitution is not illegal in Germany and sex workers pay tax on their earnings, but sexual services were previously described as ``immoral'' in the German legal code.

More power to them and this whole time they've been paying taxes. I'm still a little fuzzy about the 'retraining' aspect of the law. "Well, I'm a bit rusty on the threesome techniques, can I take a class?"
posted by skallas at 1:11 PM on October 21, 2001


'Bout time.

the government insisted it was not
elevating prostitution to the status of a "normal'' job.


Though many "normal" jobs sure feel like prostitution...
posted by aflakete at 1:59 PM on October 21, 2001


'take disputes with clients over payment to court under the bill passed'


I'd rather deal with their pimp than the courts.
posted by ewwgene at 2:01 PM on October 21, 2001


A celebratory w00p:

w00p.
posted by holloway at 2:55 PM on October 21, 2001


If the girl in the photo is a typical-looking German prostitute, I can understand why they would need unemployment insurance.

Wait…I think I mixed up the prostitute with the Family Minister…
posted by sexymofo at 3:43 PM on October 21, 2001


From the article: “Prostitutes’ services are used around 1.2 million times a day.” Those gals are troupers!
posted by kirkaracha at 5:20 PM on October 21, 2001


From the article: “Prostitutes’ services are used around 1.2 million times a day.” Those gals are troupers!
posted by kirkaracha at 5:26 PM on October 21, 2001


Where's dong-resin with a bukkake reference?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:50 PM on October 21, 2001


Oh, there just wasn't any real challenge, here.
I'm still trying to work one into the Hillary Clinton thread.
posted by dong_resin at 8:14 PM on October 21, 2001


Gives a whole new meaning to being "laid off".
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:41 PM on October 21, 2001


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