The owner of "The Bach", a legal brothel was on the show. She also was included in a small piece in the New York Daily
I am the owner of The Bach (rhymes with “catch,”) an ethical escort agency in Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand. I read with interest S.E. Cupp’s Nov. 30 column “Needed: #metoo, for prostitutes” and I’d like to clarify a few points.
The World Health Organization endorses the decriminalization of prostitution, not the legalization. These are two separate things. New Zealand is the only country in the world where sex work is decriminalized, meaning it is treated like any other profession and is not unduly regulated.
Since the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act, sex workers are empowered to call on the police for help, and officers are able to assist -- whether it’s escorting a client to an ATM to make sure he pays, or by taking a report of sexual harassment or assault.
The ladies who work for me are not exploited or exposed to violence. Rather, they are single mothers and young professionals, saving hundreds (and sometimes thousands!) of dollars a week for their future.
Does sex work cheapen sex? That’s a matter of opinion. But I’ll tell you what most of my ladies say to me, when they leave work with a smile and a fistful of cash: "I can’t believe I was doing this on Tinder for free!"
The owner complained on she can't advertise on WINZ, Seek or TradeMe.
She reports that Seek and Trademe want to remain family friendly.
Ironically "The Project" TV show with her interview reruns at 7:30 am, which is prime time for children, which is when I watched it.
Anyhow, regarding TradeMe and Seek, I can understand where they wouldn't want to advertise adult toys, such as dildos and vibrators, as it would be too easy for children to find.
However a career is usually an adult pursuit. Even the religious schooled 12 year old would know prostitution is the world's oldest profession.
There are 46 verses in the Bible regarding prostitution
Perhaps Seek and Trademe should allow the career to be advertised in the jobs section? It strikes me as judgmental, and puritanical.