Mar 26, 2016 danelaw commented on Anti-Black Racial Slur Spray Painted in Greenwood Family's Driveway.
"POO_" "_______" Maybe they were interrupted and split. They need to be charged with a hate crime.

Jan 19, 2016 danelaw commented on City Officials Admit Homeless Encampment Sweeps Fail to Get Most People Into Shelter.
@3 Most are not perched above the freeway.
Nov 17, 2015 danelaw commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: An Easy Call for a Former Call Girl.
@41@46 @50 - In the average city, "high end" or specialty escorts - like my husband's previous work - can start at $2,000 date for a 60 min session and go up from there. This cost affords client screening, security, autonomy. This also limits the number of events where things 'go dark' with a client. (The movie "Leaving Las Vegas" wasn't unrealistic). Unwelcome abusive work events do emotional damage. @50 has a pretty good sense of the practical difference, as the likelihood of ending up seriously hurt or emotionally burned goes up as your desperation increases and work boundaries drop.

If her sex work was for money to support an undisclosed habit (doesn't seem to be the case here - sounds like hooking was a short-term lifestyle experience) those unwelcome encounters stack up quickly. Bi-polar mania sometimes takes people into the liberated sex worker role for a spell...Another issue to get real about, if she's dealing with that.

Regardless, there should be no judgment. It's decent work and a rich chapter in your life resume, if you are lucky.

I'm not sure why the married clients were important to her story unless there is guilt, or there's a power trip in it for her. Not her responsibility to manage clients' personal lives, any more than a waitress who serves wine to alcoholics with dinner... Maybe her abuser boyfriend got into her head. DTMFA.
Nov 16, 2015 danelaw commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: An Easy Call for a Former Call Girl.
I married a former high-end "specialty" male prostitute. Some of the work was terrifically dangerous. Nope, not like working at Taco Bell, except they're both in the service industry. When we hooked up, we used protection. When it got serious, we talked about those years for him and his current sexual attitudes. Combed through my thoughts and feelings too. Got tested in case we needed to do any 'workarounds.' Love him to the core and everything that makes him him. Remarkable skill set.

DTMFA, WOMAN! He doesn't like you.
Oct 22, 2015 danelaw commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Fly In Coconut Ointment.
THE POINT is two hot dummies with a swing, shitty condoms and funky oil seem to have no idea of how to play safely. What other risks would he be taking? Fuck no. Wanna swing with people who know what they're doing? Put up an ad!
Oct 8, 2015 danelaw commented on What We Know About the Bruce Harrell Endorsement Clusterfuck that One Guy Calls "Seattle's Bush v. Gore".
Saying you didn't do something "under penalty of perjury" means nothing. Unless you said it under oath, in front of a court official, on-the-fly. Way to keep your suit clean when heads roll.
Jul 20, 2015 danelaw commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Memory Hole.
...but no strippers. OH GOD NOT THE STRIPPERS! Guy is a saint. Much ado over nothing.
Jul 8, 2015 danelaw commented on Hating on Junkies and Drunks Shows an Embarrassing Lack of Existential Empathy.
Both articles are written from a safe vantage point. "Mean people suck" in 500 words too many. Take a risk and share a cig with a junkie in exchange for specific gems of wisdom, some insight on the horror which drove them to self-medicate. Interview a Glick and record his "real solutions." Bet those will be heartwarming. If you are going to shame the new common man of Seattle, then do it like a boss lest you be mistaken for another stoned old clucking-tongued gentry.
Oct 29, 2014 danelaw commented on Savage Love.
There's "other girl ass history" on that belt and he gets off on wearing it. Tell him the "other girl ass history" belt is not a welcome shared experience. Don't wear it around you. If he can't deal, then find some dudes to fingerbang you with a comfortable pair of gloves and carry those everywhere. DTMFA.
Jul 24, 2014 danelaw commented on Guest Editorial: Parks Should Serve Everyone, so Vote "For" Seattle's Proposition 1.
"La Cosa Nostra Park Authority" - I love this country!