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Hookers Unite, Learn English to Better Please Clients

By Javier Manjarres

ProstitutionWould you be surprised to find out that prostitutes in Brazil actually have an association or union that represented their ‘best interests?’

 The Associated Press published a story explaining how prostitutes are taking up English classes “in anticipation of the 2014 World Cup.”  But how exactly is this a story when a simple language barrier has never stopped a prostitute from closing a deal? 

According to the AP’s report, the president of the Association of Prostitutes in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte (the organization even has a president) said, “Tuesday that 20 have already signed up for the courses and she expects at least 300 of the group’s 4,000 members to follow suit. The association is organizing the classes and seeking volunteer teachers in Brazil, where prostitution is legal.” (AP)

 The best quote of the story is when the hooker association’s president gives a few reasons as to why ‘the girls’ needed to learn English-

 “It will be important for the girls who will be able to use English to let their clients know what they are charging and learn about what turns them on.”-Cida Vieira, President of the Hooker Association

Then there’s her assertion that prostitution is actually a profession just like any other business in Brazil-

“Across Brazil, lots of businesses in the private sector are getting prepared and making their workers more qualified for the Cup. Well, this is a profession, too.”-Cida Vieira

Maybe Brazil has a point in legalizing prostitution. Perhaps the U.S. should look into legalizing prostitution since many Americans already think that marijuana should be legalized?

While I don’t know if the government of Brazil taxes these ‘”pros,” it can’t hurt to ask if legalizing and taxing prostitution would help reduce the United States’ $16 trillion national debt?  Think about it- strip clubs and other ‘adult entertainment establishments that are already taxed are all arguably legal fronts for prostitution.

 You guys know what the truth is here- one man’s $20 lap dance is another man’s happy ending.  Share the post below. Thanks.

About author

Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. David Crespo January 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Whether it’s true or not legalized prostitution will help us economically, We should be more concerned with how God see this when we as nation approve and legalized another practice that God states is wrong. Remember, blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

  2. Lance Johnson January 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    It’s best they learn difficult English from all sources available to them, and about their potential American “clients.” A great new book/ebook available worldwide, “What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to understand crazy American culture, people, government, business, language and more,” helps foreigners benefit from a better understanding, including our language. Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it even has chapters on English grammar and speech that identify the key problems common to foreigners (and Americans!) and how they can polish their communication skills. Why is English such a monster to learn? Here’s an excerpt from the book: “As you may know, English grammar rules are full of generalities and the generalities are full of exceptions. Even the exceptions have exceptions. This is why English is one of the most difficult languages to master.” The book (and e-book) is filled with tips anyone can use to polish their speech and understand the important basics to learning English. Probably the number one problem is slowing down when speaking English, followed by pronouncing consonants. As the book points out, foreigners may think they know English but in many cases they have difficulty communicating to Western ears because of their rapid speech, along with the other common problems that are identified.

  3. Rick Caird January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Lack of English on the part of the Columbian prostitutes was probably the cause of the problem with the Secret Service in Columbia. The Secret Service did not understand the meaning of “Peso”.

    • Attila January 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Those guys had to be a bunch of rubes. $800 should have been met with loud guffaws. $20 is more like it in most of Latin America.