UPDATE: OK, it looks like I misheard this one. The story wasn’t about a sex worker at all, it was about a public servant seeking worker’s compensation for an injury sustained during a sexual encounter at a work-related conference. This does put a different perspective on the joke and the reaction.
Seriously, WTF Sunrise? You report an upcoming news story on a sex worker seeking workers’ compensation for a work-related injury, and not only does Koch make a crass “on the job” pun but then the whole team dissolves in laughter on-air?
Not just shockingly unprofessional, even by the standards of tabloid TV, but totally lacking in empathy. What’s more hilarious to you – the whole concept of injured workers needing compensation for injuries that wouldn’t have happened except for that employment, or is it just, yet again, that hateful traditionalist view that hookers ain’t shit and shouldn’t expect to be treated like actual human beings?
You revolting bunch of dipshit sociopaths.
My apologies to you for misreporting what I thought I heard.
Categories: ethics & philosophy, social justice
I couldn’t find the story you’re referring to on the Sunrise website, but there was yet another article about how Australians shouldn’t adopt the “American tradition” of Halloween. *headdesk*
The basic story about the public servant seems to be this one. I misheard them saying something like “injured during sex while attending a work-related activity” as “sex-worker injured during work-related activity” and thus my rant.
I’m divided on describing Hallowe’en as an “American holiday”. Clearly Hallowe’en itself, and even trick-or-treating, predate the American colonies as British/Irish folk traditions, but the commercialised aspects of it (especially the move away from kids in homemade spooky costumes towards commercial movie/toy product costumes, and adults engaging in politically satirical costumes instead of spooky costumes ) are very definitely an American add-on.
I don’t particularly care, though, about any perceived American-ness of it if people are enjoying a party, especially since neighborhood trick-or-treating can be a great community-building experience. I hope it doesn’t go so over-the-top commercialised as it is in the States, but that’s different from refusing to adopt the tradition entirely.