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Posted: 10/7/2005 7:45:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 9:32:01 AM EDT by thompsondd]
OK, it's Denmark, the social welfare capital of the world. However, I can see this coming to a welfare state near you.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200510/s1475903.htm


Disabled man seeks payment for prostitute visits

A disabled man in Denmark is fighting for the Government to pay for him to have a prostitute come to his home.

The middle aged man, who has cerebral palsy, believes his local authority should pay the extra charge he incurs when he hires a sex worker because his disability means he cannot travel to a brothel.

His case is currently being considered.

In Denmark, prostitution and other forms of sex work are not illegal, so long as it is not a woman's sole means of income.



Link Posted: 10/7/2005 8:14:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 8:19:00 AM EDT
Nothing like the average joe paying for someone elses lack of ablitlty with the ladies. People need to just play the hand they are dealt.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:31:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 9:33:39 AM EDT by thompsondd]
Here is a better article on the story:

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4309012.stm


Dane fights for state-funded sex
A disabled Danish man is fighting for the state to pay for him to have a prostitute visit him at home.

Torben Hansen, who has cerebral palsy, which severely affects his speech and mobility, believes his local authority should pay the extra charge he incurs when he hires a sex worker - because his disability means he cannot go to see them. His case is currently being considered.

In Denmark, local authorities compensate disabled people for extra costs incurred because of their disability.

"I want them to cover the extra expenses for the prostitutes to get here, because it's a lot more expensive getting them to come to my home rather than me going to a brothel," Mr Hansen told BBC World Service's Outlook programme.

"It's a necessity for me. I can't move very well, and it's impossible for me to go there."

'Unfair'

In Denmark, prostitution and other forms of sex work are not illegal so long as it is not a woman's sole means of income.

Mr Hansen started seeing a prostitute after attending a course at a social centre.

There, he and other disabled people were taught that if they had needs, they "could do something about it".

"I had a strong desire to have sex, and I think I gained the confidence around that time to get the call girls to come to me.

"Since then I've had a lot of escort girls coming to see me - but I've also had girlfriends."

He had been with his last girlfriend for six months, but she died in 2003. After that, Mr Hansen began arranging for visits to begin again.

He also said there had been "much research" into people in his situation, and that it had showed that not being sexually fulfilled can lead to "frustration and aggression".

"It's unfair to deny people with disabilities the right to a sex life," he added.

Mr Hansen said the reaction to his campaign had been "very mixed."

"Most of it's been positive, but I've read some very angry letters and comments in the papers... a lot of politicians have been critical, especially women politicians against prostitution."

Kristen Brosboel, a Social Democrat member of the Danish Parliament, is among those who have argued against Mr Hansen.

"Obviously I recognise that he has a problem that people without a disability may not have - but I disagree with the fact that we should support his visits with a prostitute with tax money," she told Outlook.

"We also spend tax money on trying to prevent prostitution, helping women out of prostitution - and we have a clear policy that this is a social problem that we want to solve.

"So I think that's very much in contradiction with spending tax money on requiring prostitutes."



If he can't move very well, how in the hell does this guy manage to bump boots?
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:33:18 AM EDT
HELL NO.

The public ought not subsidize his consorting with prostitutes.

Dear HEAVENS people make me sick.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:38:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 9:38:22 AM EDT by thompsondd]
and one more:

news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/02/wdane02.xml



Taxpayers foot bill for disabled Danes' visits to prostitutes
By Lars Gravesen in Aarhus
(Filed: 02/10/2005)

Disabled Danes are being encouraged to make monthly visits to prostitutes and reclaim the cost from the taxpayer, under laws intended to guarantee them equal rights.

In a move that has provoked angry protests but has delighted the country's legalised sex industry, the Danish government has launched an information campaign advising the disabled how best to go about obtaining erotic services.

Stig Langvad, the chairman of the Danish Association for the Disabled, hailed the campaign as a triumph for equality. "Sexual frustration can be a major problem for the disabled, and in some cases the last solution is to visit a prostitute," he said. "Politicians can debate whether prostitution in general should be allowed, but if it is, why should the disabled be the only ones prevented from having access to it?"

Danish law guarantees financial help from the state to ensure the disabled lead as normal a life as possible. They are entitled to reclaim the cost of converting a car, or to claim a subsidy on an expensive hotel room if cheaper ones lack necessary facilities.

Now the regulations are being used to pay for visits to prostitutes after a disabled man - not named for legal reasons - won a legal action forcing officials to pay his expenses for the services of a call girl. Councils across Denmark have been left with no choice but to follow suit.

In Aarhus, the second-largest city, disabled residents have been told that they may visit a brothel or call a male or female prostitute to their home once a month and pass the bill - which can be up to £300 - on to the state.

An advisory booklet produced by the Ministry of Social Affairs aims to inform the disabled of their sexual rights, and encourages their carers to contact providers of erotic services. "It could be of great importance that the carer speaks to the prostitute together with the person in their care, to help them express their wishes and make sure there is enough time," it states.

Opposition parties accuse the ministry of promoting prostitution, and accuse it of seeking to help one disadvantaged group by encouraging the exploitation of another.

Kristen Brosboel, the opposition Social Democratic spokesman for equality issues, said: "A lot of time and government money has been spent trying to tackle the rising problem of prostitution, and yet this campaign encourages the disabled to use it.

"Helping the disabled to fulfil their sexual desires is important, but other solutions need to be found that do not exploit another disadvantaged group. Women are being trafficked into Denmark and forced into the sex trade, and we should be trying to stop this."

A spokesman for the Ministry of Social Affairs said: "We produced the leaflet because many people who care for the disabled were not sure if they were allowed to suggest using prostitutes. But that is not just what the brochure is about."



Let's hope the leeches of the welfare state here in the US don't learn about this.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:42:30 AM EDT
This is probably a fascist position, but.... if you are born with cerebral palsey, then through natural selection, your genetic card hand is destined to lose.

That's just nature.

Therefore, remotely considering sex is simply a bad idea. Using tax dollars to promote it is an ever worse idea.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:44:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 9:45:34 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]
What utter CRAP. Nobody is ENTITLED TO FREAKIN' HOOKERS.

The Danish ought to take the stupid puddle suckers who decided to start handing out hooker money, put them in a boat with a week's supplies, and then shove them off for GOOD.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 10:48:50 AM EDT
This story is pretty funny, why is everyone getting upset what another country wants to do? You dont want them telling you what guns to own, why do you have a right to keep retarded guys from getting hoes?

Lighten up
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 10:54:10 AM EDT

Free Viking Girls!!

You know, I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time when they pass out the good deals.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 5:16:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rhombus:
This story is pretty funny, why is everyone getting upset what another country wants to do? You dont want them telling you what guns to own, why do you have a right to keep retarded guys from getting hoes?

Lighten up



1) Because it is only a matter of time before the leeches here start DEMANDING ridiculous shit like this. "Rolo only pays $20 for a rock, but I can't drive, so Is gottas to pays $50 for them to bring it here. That's AIN'T FAIR!" Ching-Ching! Government should pay the difference.

2) When the speds start paying for my rifles, I will start paying for their trim. Until then, it shouldn't be a government function to pay for tail.

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