Can you say, “Awesome!” ??

Amsterdam to get statue to world’s prostitutes
Original article; Tue Jan 16 2007, 12:31 PM ET

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Amsterdam’s red light district is reportedly to receive a bronze statue dedicated to prostitutes around the world.

According to the Dutch agency ANP, sculptress Els Rijerse made the statue at the request of a former prostitute Mariska Majoor, who a decade ago founded a centre on prostitution in the Dutch capital.

Majoor was quoted as saying by ANP that the statue would be a first of its kind and that it had received the blessing of the city authorities.

The statue represents a self-assured woman, her hands on her hips, looking sideways towards the sky, and standing on a doorstep, ANP said.

The precise place where the statue will be laid and its title have not yet been announced, it said.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

2 thoughts on “Can you say, “Awesome!” ??

  • Saturday, 20 January 2007 at 19:37:44

    Will the statue be “laid” or “erected”?

  • Saturday, 20 January 2007 at 22:10:07

    ah! lol. You slay me, sir.


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