Company girl: Escorting in business

The corporate world has changed radically in the last forty years. If you think about the role of women in Mad Men and compare it to the serious positions of today’s female CEOs and law firm partners the progress women have made has been extraordinary. At the same time, while women’s roles have changed, men’s desires and needs have not. What has changed, however, is a culture in which a pretty girl working in the steno pool will be recruited to help land the big client. Way too risky: mixing work and pleasure is a pretty sure fire path to a sexual harassment suit.

Which does not change the fact that many a contract can be landed by a friendly feminine touch. Which led us to Karen.

“I used to be an independent escort.” Karen told us on Skype, “Now I am a company girl.” Continue reading

Chicago prostitution laws

Chicago has been known for its vices since its incorporation in 1837. For quite a while, its racy nightlife was tolerated and ignored by the vast majority of law enforcement officials and city government representatives. Continue reading