Airbnb—the service that allows you to get some easy money by renting your place to strangers—has risks. You know your things can get stolen, your place can get trashed, your sofa can get infested by someone else's pubic hair—and now, your apartment can get turned into a brothel.
In Bonn, Germany, where prostitution is legal, hookers pay a "prostitution tax" to a ticket machine in order to have sex for monies. The fee is 6 euros (or $8.65) and shoots out a receipt to make the occupation official.
So you're a prostitute, and your client won't pony up the $200 to pay you for whatever you just did. In fact, he freaks out and flees the seedy motel room. Your next move? Jack his $2,800 MacBook, obvi.
There was once a time when you actually had to leave your home to get a prostitute. And what a long, seedy walk to the docks or brothel or alley behind Denny's it was. Now? Facebook does it for you!
Okay, they aren't hooker boots, I know. They are hooker platforms! This is the work of Norene Leddy and addresses the issues of safety for sex workers. The shoes have an audible alarm system, LCD screen, internet connection and a GPS receiver. This work can be seen from today until May 13 at a show in New York City.…