Today I got a call from my mom about Oprah. I didn’t get to the call because I was in the halls of the State House, waiting to speak to some of the Representatives on the Judicial committee. Unfortunately I missed the show, but I went to twitter to see what people were saying about what they had seen. Most people were saying it was wrong for Oprah to promote prostitution.
That is the wall I always have to climb. Even when I talk to my mother, she says “I don’t condon or support prostitution, so it makes it difficult to talk about.” Well, I know a bunch of people feel that way, but I know women are the only arrested. I can’t understand when two people are committing a “crime”, how is it just that only the women get arrested? Everyone know the man gets off (twice if you think about it!)
Anyway, I didn’t get to see the show because I was at the State House. Rumor has it they will be passing the prostitution bill on the house side. It is weird for me to walk into the state house. Before I got involved with this film, the only time I had been to the State house was in the 8th grade for Project Insight. What I remember about that experience was walking the hall, sitting in the seat, and placing fake votes. At the end they let us talk to the reps and even Governor Sundlun was there. Back in the early nineties the economy wasn’t good, so I asked the Governor if he was still going to continue to fund Project Insight. Of course he said yes, and everyone in the room applauded. That year then ended Project Insight. We were the last class to get the experience. My father said it was my fault, I probably gave the Governor the idea of where to make the cuts.
I am hoping my film isn’t what is giving people the idea to change the prostitution law. I really hope all the represenatives come and see the film before they vote.
Tomorrow the House Judiciary will vote on weather or not to send the bill to the floor. We will see what happens.