Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Prostitute Pledge

Woo hoo!! 2006 is OVAH, bring on 2007. So glad to have the holiday season over, back on those treadmills, people, put that chocolate bar down! ack, you first.

We here at In a big way would like to officially welcome you to the 2007 edition of our blog. We promise even MORE rants, ridiculous news items, and bad kitty stories! (OK, it's really just me here, but I thought "we" sounded more officious and self-important.)

To kick things off, I would like to present "The Prostitute Pledge" for your review.

You may have heard that certain Asian countries are big fans of hiring prostitutes as rewards for the long-suffering, hard-working businessman. South Korea is proud to be no exception. However, they want you to know that they have launched a campaign offering cash to men if they promise NOT to buy sex from prostitues after office parties. Hmm, how do you like them apples?

In fact, the government will pay up to $5,000 to each company whose businessmen sign a pledge saying they will abstain. Are you flippin' kidding me?? Now we're going to pay the johns not to have sex? What idiot things that will actually work? My guess? The john will take his little no hanky panky bonus and buy MORE sex.

Apparently, 1,300 companies have actually had "volunteers" sign this pledge. uh huh. Sign, or we will fire you and you will have to commit suicide in disgrace! Oh, and the government agency responsible for this brilliant idea? The Gender Equality and Family Ministry. mwahahahaha, I wish I could make up stuff this ridiculous!

South Korea would like you to know that since 2004, it has stepped up its efforts to crack down on prostitution. Officials admit that the practice remains widespread, however. Wow, shocking. Truly.


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