delve a little deeper....
You may remember last year I wrote about The Invisible Man project? It was also written about here. Well it transpires that the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GoMA) are hosting an exhibition based on this.
According to a spokeswoman from Glasgow City Council..."We would encourage as many right-thinking adults in society to see it as possible. It does provide a unique insight into the reality of prostitution and how horrendous it is for the women involved."
Hmm. So an exhibition to promote what is wrong with prostitution with NO input from actual sex workers, using cherry picked quotes from reviews without context and without the consent of the women who are referred to?
Many women do not have reviews, some ask not to have them displayed on Punternet (the site the text is stolen from). Some women recognise they can help establish a good reputation and some don't give a toss either way. Of course this is not mentioned anywhere. We have no idea what is said is true or not. They could have been written by a rival escort or agency or be exaggerated or made up. Yes, some of the things written are horrible, but hey, it's the internet, man writes mean thing about woman is hardly exclusive to sex workers and the preposition of the Invisible Man project is that these women are forced or coerced or unhappy in their work is of course a pile of shite.
There are many more great reasons why this project is so wrong that have already been written by me and others but please go HERE to read about why GoMA should remove the exhibit and sign the petition whilst you're at it please!
In the meantime I shall leave some reviews here...
On entering the main lobby and walking toward the main hall, I was stopped with an outstretched arm by an Eastern European piece of hired muscle. "Where are you going" he demanded. "For a drink" I replied. "Zerr ar no valk ins allowed" he told me..... translation "There are no walk ins allowed"!!! I therefore informed this gentleman wearing the cheapest suit I had encountered for some time that I would take my business elsewhere.....and I did.
This is definitely the place to be (the lounge) if you want to compare dirty jeans, trainers and the constant flashing of mobile phone cameras. The attitude of some of the staff and their inability to clean their shoes were another highlight.
Now this woman has a serious attitude problem and does not speak perfect english we are in England after all. I am fluent in 3 languages and my husband in 2 but she doesn't either want to understand us or just can't.
Lobby is nice, but rooms are not. I even switched rooms and still bad. Stained walls, carpet, and bathroom. Loose floor boards under the carpet, it took 15min to get hot water, and the water pressure was so bad it was hard to get the soap out of my hair. The bath towels smelled of urine.
It's like expecting a trip in a Rolls Royce and then being ferried around in a Toyota, even though you've paid Rolls Royce rates. This place lacks typical hotel infrastructure and must be very cheap to run. There is little character and atmosphere. The big trick is how the staff like Monica and Magda are constantly all over you, distracting you from pondering the shortcomings.
The bathroom was cheap. The toilet didn't flush properly and the shower and tray were akin to something out of a budget hotel, very cheap and plasticy. Not what you expect at an advertised room rate of around £2,000 per night
And the reviews? From Trip Advisor about top London hotels.
1. The Ritz, London
2. The Savoy
4. Le Meridien, Piccadilly
5. Hotel 41 (Trip Advisor's #1 rated luxury hotel in London)
6. The Berkeley.