Proposition K Prostitution Decriminalization Raises Hackles at City Hall

This was the scene yesterday on Grove Street as early voters made their way to City Hall.

The woman on the right turned away from the discussion as if it were a driving rain. The woman on the left remained adamant about supporting Prop K.  

But leave it to ABC “News” to bring it all home for us:

Prop. K Could Thrust Prostitutes Into Pop Culture. TV, Film’s Affair With Prostitutes Could Intensify if San Francisco Bill Passes. Pretty soon, a “pretty woman” may be able to work the streets of San Francisco legally.”

O.K. then.

UPDATE: Per commenter Palmer: “The woman on the left is Mary Ellen “Maxine” Doogan.  She wrote Prop K.  She was convicted of running an escort agency in Seattle.  She now runs something called the Erotic Service Provider’s Union which doesn’t seem to actually do anything.  She writes on a Blog called “Bound Not Gagged” and makes the argument there that pimps should be considered “sex workers” because they are really just “support staff.”  She had a restraining order put on her in Berkeley after harrassing ex prostitutes who were putting on a play in the one of the theatres.  She is beyond adamant.”

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One Response to “Proposition K Prostitution Decriminalization Raises Hackles at City Hall”

  1. sfcitizen says:

    Per Palmer:

    The woman on the left is Mary Ellen “Maxine” Doogan. She wrote Prop K. She was convicted of running an escort agency in Seattle. She now runs something called the Erotic Service Provider’s Union which doesn’t seem to actually do anything. She writes on a Blog called “Bound Not Gagged” and makes the argument there that pimps should be considered “sex workers” because they are really just “support staff.” She had a restraining order put on her in Berkeley after harrassing ex prostitutes who were putting on a play in the one of the theatres. She is beyond adamant.