Madonna’s new video Girl Gone Wild has received mixed reviews from media critics and the general public. On the internet some people feel Madonna is too old to be sexy since she is fifty three years old.
She seems desperate trying to hang on to her youth and reach a new generation. Twenty years ago, Madonna was controversial during her sex era with Justify My Love & Erotica. I like Madonna but she seems to be trying too hard to fit in with the younger female pop stars such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Katy Perry.
Girl Gone Wild is not shocking or a surprise at all it seems to me Madonna is recycling her old tricks. The male nudity, gay dancers in high heels, and same sex kissing isn’t going to shock anyone this is the year 2012.
Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler are older than Madonna yet they realize they have to evolve with the times. I am not suggesting Madonna can’t dress sexy but I feel she’s just trying too hard to be young.
Some fans of the American soap Days of Our Lives are upset that the character Will Horton hasn’t accepted his homosexuality. I think Will’s storyline is realistic some gay people come out easily while for others it is a life long struggle.
Toronto Star Article: Ontario Appeal’s Court Decriminalizes Brothels So Sex Workers Can Work In Their Homes In The Province Of Ontario!!!
On Monday morning, Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark 2010 rulingthat saw three prostitution laws struck down – one governing bawdy houses, another pimping and the third communicating to sell sex services.
The five-judge panel sided with Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel’s decision to strike down the law governing bawdy houses, calling it unconstitutional and “overly broad.”
They also agreed the law dealing with “living on the avails” of prostitution was unconstitutional, but chose to amend it, saying that the prohibition would still apply “in circumstances of exploitation.”
Three of the five judges, however, disagreed with Himel when it came to communicating for the purpose of prostitution in public, choosing to uphold that law and saying the judge made “several errors” when she chose to strike it down.
If the decision stands, its effects won’t be felt right away. The court stayed its judgment for 30 days to allow both sides time to appeal, and suspended their ruling on bawdy houses for one year to allow Parliament the chance to redraft legislation. The ruling gave 30 days before the amended living on the avails provision comes into force.
It would give prostitutes the option to move indoors, where it can be much safer than working on the street.
“Prostitution is a controversial topic, one that provokes heartfelt debate about morality, equality, personal autonomy and public safety. It is not the court’s role to engage in that debate,” said the decision, adding that it was the panel’s role to determine whether the provisions were unconstitutional. It is up to Parliament to respond with new legislation, the decision said.
After the ruling was released Monday, Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen said the province wants to study the prostitution decision and said “the matter may very well be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.”
Asked if he thought the Ontario public would accept brothels, Gerretsen replied “I somehow doubt it…that’s only my personal opinion at this point in time.”
The province hasn’t had time yet to study Monday’s ruling in detail.
“Our main concern is that people feel safe in their communities, feel safe in their homes, and that this kind of an issue may well need legislative action” from the federal government, Gerretsen said, noting the prostitution law is part of the Criminal Code of Canada.
“It’s something that we take very seriously. We want to talk to our federal counterparts on this. It’s their criminal law that basically was called into question here and they’re the people that will have to deal with this issue if any legislative action is taken,” the attorney general told reporters.
“The current law…I think has served Canadians well. And that’s now been called into question….It requires an awful lot of thought as to what the next steps should be.”
In Sept. 2010, Himel ruled that laws meant to protect women and residential neighbours actually endanger sex workers’ lives and violate their rights. Her 131-page decision, based on 27,000 pages of evidence, didn’t come into effect, and was stayed, giving the government time to appeal.
Himel found that prostitutes, particularly those who work on the street, are at a much higher risk of violence. She concluded the law which prohibits communicating for the purpose of prostitution in public placed street prostitutes in danger because they couldn’t properly screen their clients. This outweighed the goal of combating social nuisance, she argued.
Three of the appeal court judges said that the argument for striking down the law didn’t meet the test for “gross disproportionality” and implied that Himel failed to recognize “(s)treet prostitution is associated with serious criminal conduct including drug possession, drug trafficking, public intoxication and organized crime.”
Justices Jim MacPherson and Eleanore Cronk disagreed, with MacPherson writing that the provision has a “devastating” impact on the right to life and security of the person for the most vulnerable group.
“The world in which street prostitutes actually operate is a world of dark streets and barren, isolated, silent places. It is a dangerous world, with always the risk of violence and even death,” he wrote, adding regret that his colleagues did not come to the same conclusion.
The panel deliberated for nine months. In June, it heard the arguments in defence of prostitution laws by Ottawa and Queen’s Park, and against from lawyers representing three sex workers, who launched the initial constitutional challenge on a shoestring legal budget.
The province argued that the legislation should be upheld because it promotes “the proper functioning of society” – one that values dignity and equality – and sends a message that disapproves of buying and selling sex.
The federal government made the case that the laws send a message to Johns and pimps that they engage in such activity at their own peril and that prostitution does psychological harm.
Several women’s groups supported the government’s case.
Later Monday morning, sex worker advocates were mixed in their reaction to the ruling.
Hello everyone, I apologize for the blog not being available for a week. The last couple of days I was so busy. My domain expired and I totally freaked out. Next, I had to figure out how to register the domain for the blog again.
Canadian Tennis Star Milos Raonic Fails To Upset Roger Federer He Loses 6-7 6-2 6-4 In Third Round Of Indian Wells Event.
I am impressed with Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic he has the weapons to become a top ten player. Milos has a huge serve, excellent volleys, and good court sense. However, Milos needs to continue improving his movement. Milos is six foot five he’s a tall young man but he needs to get quicker. Federer exploited Milos movement in this match.
Milos needs to get his ranking up he’s better than his current ranking of twenty seven in the world. I am hoping by the end of the summer Milos will enter the ATP Top twenty. In order for Milos to reach the next level he needs to start coming up with the big wins.
I feel Milos needs to get a bit tougher mentally when he faces the great champions. The match was so close it only took one break of serve in the final set for Federer to escape.
Milos shouldn’t be too hard on himself he proved he can hang with the big boys. The next step for Milos is to get over the hump and have the breakthrough victory over the best players. Milos needs to watch this tape over and over again with his coach Galo Blanco. Milos can learn a lot from this loss he has the game to compete with the best in men’s tennis.