Danish activists for the disabled are staunchly defending a government campaign that pays sex workers to provide sex once a month for disabled people.So, really, what was the first question that came into your mind? Wasn't it: How disabled do you have to be? (At the Roberts hearings Teddy Kennedy made a reference to 50 million as the number of Americans With Disabilities.)
Opposition parties call the program, officially known as ''Sex, irrespective of disability,'' immoral.
''We spend a large proportion of our taxes rescuing women from prostitution. But at the same time we officially encourage carers to help contact with prostitutes,'' said Social-Democrat spokesperson Kristen Brosboel.
Responded Stig Langvad of the country's Disabled Association: ''The disabled must have the same possibilities as other people. Politicians can debate whether prostitution should be allowed in general, instead of preventing only the disabled from having access to it.''
I think it's creepy for the government to be deciding how often people ought to have sex and to be keeping official records about the persons participating in this program.
IN THE COMMENTS: A coinage. You've heard of the Nanny State. This is the Poonanny State.