05 December 2009

Sustaining Warmth

Global-warming summiteers have been told it's uncool to buy hookers, but prostitutes have turned a trick of their own: heating up the atmosphere in Copenhagen by offering free sex to delegates.

Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard and the city council had postcards sent to 160 hotels urging people coming to town for next week’s UN Climate Change Conference to "be sustainable – don't buy sex," according to Spiegelonline.

"Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes," the cards say.

Pols may think enviro delegates should only burn their cash on the kind of hot Danish that goes with coffee, but sending that kind of message got the Sex Workers Interest Group steamed.

"This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as lord mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don't understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way," the group's spokeswoman, Susanne Møller, was quoted as saying.

"We have to defend ourselves," Moller said in touting the call girl giveaway, which offers a comp romp to anyone who can produce a warning card and summit ID badge.

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