This year, just a few weeks ago, a dream came true and I was finally able to cosplay Apollo Justice.
But it wasn’t just me. All my friends, even those who never played the game, joined in and we made a huge Gyakuten Saiban group. Everything was fun, everyone fit so perfectly on the chosen character, I’m really really grateful to have so many friends who helped me fulfill that little cosplay-dream of mine.
"How did I become a community leader? Every time there’s a wedding, I go to say ‘Congratulations.’ Every time there’s a funeral, I go to say: ‘I’m sorry.’" (Al-Salt, Jordan)
Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
Is prostitution really the oldest profession?
It is certainly one of the oldest. Chimpanzees will trade sexual favors for food. It is a way for females to obtain high protein meat when they themselves cannot hunt or scavenge. It is thought that this is the reason that human females do not “go into season” and remain sexually available all year round. Sex was a tool to get males to stick around and help with child rearing.
References to temple prostitution are found in all ancient sources including Egyptian, Sumerian and Hebrew cultures. Prostitution was common in ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. It was very common in medieval Europe and was blamed for the black plague and the London fire as God’s punishment of the wicked.
Whenever a calamity would strike the first thing the authorities would do is ship the prostitutes out of town. In Victorian times prostitutes were viewed as “wanton and wicked” and it was this depraved nature which was blamed for the abundance of prostitutes and not poverty and alcoholism. Traditionally sex work was marginalized and associated with crime. In fact it was the sex workers themselves who were most often victims.