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Not sure if people have seen this 

 

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/exposing-the-invisible-men-who-rate-sex-workers-online.23614579

 

Artist using that awful Invisible men site to show how evil men are to working girls, and getting lots of publicity off our backs (and they call us pimps!) Anyway there is a petition against the exhibit, you can sign with a pseudonym so long as you have an email.

 

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/glasgow-museum-of-modern-art-remove-the-whorephobic-invisible-men-exhibit-which-dehumanizes-sex-workers?recruiter=85176959&utm_campaign=twitter_link&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_

 

Apologies if this is the wrong forum in advance, I couldn't work out where to put this! 

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I'm shocked by this article I think that Punternet is very respectful on the whole to companions and from what I have read, would not put up with bad behaviour. It does go to show how important it is to be careful with reviews, I am in two minds about reviews as they can be good publicity but I couldn't forgive myself if I made a lady cry by my thoughtless actions.

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Not sure if people have seen this 

 

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/exposing-the-invisible-men-who-rate-sex-workers-online.23614579

 

Artist using that awful Invisible men site to show how evil men are to working girls, and getting lots of publicity off our backs (and they call us pimps!) Anyway there is a petition against the exhibit, you can sign with a pseudonym so long as you have an email.

 

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/glasgow-museum-of-modern-art-remove-the-whorephobic-invisible-men-exhibit-which-dehumanizes-sex-workers?recruiter=85176959&utm_campaign=twitter_link&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_

 

Apologies if this is the wrong forum in advance, I couldn't work out where to put this! 

 

The worst thing here is that it's prejudice masquerading as art. Art is supposed to be truthful above all else, so the integrity of these 'artists' has been hugely compromised by their selectivity and the way their 'work' has been manipulated for political ends

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As far as I can see it is just propaganda, not art at all 

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So, an "artist" has put together an exhibition from a collection of someone else's works, in this case escort reviews. Very creative of him. Bravo!

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And an interesting question arises concerning copyright.

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So, an "artist" has put together an exhibition from a collection of someone else's works, in this case escort reviews. Very creative of him. Bravo!

 

Not him, her.

 

 

Linda Thompson [coordinator of display], of Glasgow Women's Support Project, is the Scottish Government-funded Challenging Demand Development Officer.

 

 

And if anyone's wondering, the person behind the Invisible Man blog is a woman called Nia Thomas.

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The excerpts taken from the reviews and used in that article are the views of a small minority of unsavoury clients. Attitudes like that towards escorts are not tolerated by escorts and most clients. It is highly misrepresentative of most of the gents on here. I can think of other places where they would encounter plenty of misogyny which would provide them with more fodder for their lame shot at 'art'.

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Exactly. Some feminist trawled through up to a hundred thousand reviews to find a couple of dozen to meet her agenda (must have taken her hours upon hours), and wants the world to think her cherry-picked choice is "representative".

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I can think of other places

 

I think Punternet is the most widely known to the anti community thanks to Harriet Harversterman who gave it a lot of publicity when she tried to get it banned. After that some escorts reported increased business from new clients who said they would have never heard of Punternet if it weren't for Harriet :D

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@YourSlave Often the way... the Monty Python movie Life Of Brian got a huge publicity boost when the church came out against it!

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And controversy is probably why the Grand Theft Auto video game series is so popular. There's a rumour when the orginal GTA came out Rockstar actually hired someone to kick up a fuss and pretend to complain about it (which led to newspapers printing articles on it and people talking about it which led to people buying it).

 

Now back on topic...

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Hold on. How "random" are these quotes? Are they random trawlings through pre selected nasty reviews? Or a random selection of the whole site? And I agree about the copyright thing. Did they get permission form the "invisible men" to use their quotes? How does that stack up?

Are our nom de plumes being used as well?

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And I agree about the copyright thing. Did they get permission form the "invisible men" to use their quotes? How does that stack up?

Are our nom de plumes being used as well?

 

I suppose they rely on reviewers not suing them to preserve privacy.

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I feel really sorry for the poor women who contribute to this site and are unable to say what they feel. The shy, downtrodden oppressed are to scared to even dare to criticise we almighty men!

Let's create a fund to send the likes of Strawberry, Xenia and Chloe Kisses on an assertiveness course!

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Dehumanises escorts and punters alike.

 

Random sample my arse. A random sample would be far more fluffy and mundane.

 

Art that lies is no longer art IMHO.

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I cannot see how anyone could see this as art, I have been very fortunate and traveled the world, I have seen many wonderful art works in some beautiful cities. This is not art it is a veiled political message and a very rude and disrespectful one at that. Also how can an unmade bed or graffiti be art, the worst thing is public funds are wasted on self indulgent claptrap but care home residents are moved against medical advice due to a lack of council funds, most distressing.

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This news has brought on a fit of righteous indignation.

 

Only another 12 signatures required to reach 100.  Come on fellas, let's fight back.  

 

I'm writing to the museum as well. 

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On a slightly different tack, regarding the fear of reprisals keeping us meek. There was a book written by a honey trap spy of the KGB,. She said the golden age of such stings was the 50's. She would lure Westerners into her hotel and the KGB would go round with compromising photos and blackmail the guys.

She said her game was over when they presented the pictures to a guy who immediately asked for three sets in colour! They warned him the pictures would go to his boss and wife. He replied. "That's why I want three sets, to give to them as presents!"

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They aren't random at all. If you want to see a typical random review then go to the review section and type in a random number (and you will most likely get a bog standard review nothing like those on the invisible man blog). Try spending a few minutes or more flicking through a number of reviews and you still won't see any remotely like the ones on the blog. A completely random selection would be pretty boring and of no interest to most people.

 

Some (not all) of the reviews on the blog can be traced if you do a Google search for the exact wording on each one (and even when you see the review on Punternet you can see bits have conveniently been missed out etc) and you can also see the name of the WG referred to.

 

The email for the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art btw is  info@glasgowlife.org.uk and their website is http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/pages/home.aspx

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What they have done is effectively pick out the worst reviews, and the worst sentences.

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Just did an analysis of the last 1000 Punternet Reviews. 90 per cent of them are positive, celebrating and affirming what would appear to be a mutually enjoyable experience. Yet this exhibition's "random sampling" seems only to be taken from the 10% of negative reviews. Clearly there are issues to be addressed with these 10%, either with the SP's situation or with the punters' attitude, but it seems unfair to tar the entire SP and Punternet community by cherry picking such an unrepresentative sample of reviews from which to extract comments.  

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I'm shocked by this article I think that Punternet is very respectful on the whole to companions and from what I have read, would not put up with bad behaviour. It does go to show how important it is to be careful with reviews, I am in two minds about reviews as they can be good publicity but I couldn't forgive myself if I made a lady cry by my thoughtless actions.

So you are saying if she didn't deliver what she promised you wouldn't say anything just incase you made her cry?

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So you are saying if she didn't deliver what she promised you wouldn't say anything just incase you made her cry?

I would hope I would be sensitive enough not to say anything to anyone that would make them cry. In my experience ladies do not burst into tears without a good reason, so I must assume in the case mentioned the gentleman acted in an inappropriate manner. On the off chance that the lady was upset about a non related matter, maybe something serious like a death in the family, then I would offer my sympathy and support if desired or leave if she wished. That would seem like the more humane thing to do.

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Ultra Kind Post.

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