Steve G.

Libertarians help San Francisco prostitution decriminalization measure get national publicity

In Libertarian on July 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Posted by Starchild on LP Radicals Yahoo group. Starchild is an activist with the San Francisco LP.

Most prominently, as many of you know, Carol Leigh (aka Scarlet Harlot) was on the Bill O’Reilly show. Unfortunately he did not give her much time to address the issue, as she had to spend most of the
scant time he let her talk during the segment trying to counter his insistence on regulation. Some of Carol’s facial expressions as she’s listening to O’Reilly blather on are priceless! Here is the link she
posted, which also has a short segment from our press conference featuring independent congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan giving her support:


http://sanfranciscodecrim.blip.tv/#1117401

The San Francisco Sentinel has a story on the measure that quotes Maxine as quoted by the Chronicle. Interestingly, the picture with the story depicts a young man on the street instead of a young woman for a change. Annoyingly, they also provide a link to SAGE, and do not allow comments on this story:


http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=14808

A couple pieces in the libertarian blogosphere including from David Weigel of Reason Magazine focus on my role in the measure. The material isn’t accurate in every particular (guess that’s true for
most of the coverage we’ve gotten, come to think of it), but any attention in places where the audience is likely to be supportive is a good thing…

http://reason.com/blog/show/127666.html#comments
http://www.quotegator.com/2008/07/22/save-us-starchild/

And a few more sightings of the AP wire story on the measure qualifying that I don’t think made my last list, including in the SF Examiner and USA Today…

http://www.examiner.com/
a-1495590~Prostitution_decriminalization_makes_SF_ballot.html

http://www.kmir6.com/Global/story.asp?S=8702316

http://origin.montereyherald.com/state/ci_9933781?nclick_check=1

http://www.propeller.com/story/2008/07/19/prostitution-measure-makes-
in-onto-sf-ballot/

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-19-prostitute_N.htm

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-
prostitution-measure,0,236257.story

http://www.newsobserver.com/2188/story/1147334.html

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_9934232

Also, unrelated to our effort but worthy of note, is a story from April about an attempt to legalize prostitution in the country of Kyrgyzstan:

http://kyrgyzstan.neweurasia.net/2008/04/09/women-club-lobbies-legalization-of-prostitution-in-kyrgyzstan/#comment-32251

Love & Liberty,
((( starchild )))

  1. Luck and moral support, all involved in this one!

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