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January 26, 2004 Refreshing brilliant prose Not kept
April 10, 2004 Featured article candidate Promoted
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Current status: Former featured article

Semi-protected edit request on 15 November 2014[edit]

101.218.86.175 (talk) 11:43, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

not done, please specify exactly what you wish to change, IdreamofJeanie (talk) 11:46, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 December 2014[edit]

Amongst the slang terms listed for a prostitute on this page is "hoe". The correct spelling is "ho", while a "hoe" is a gardening tool. This misspelling became common after Nicki Minaj released a single with an incorrectly spelled title.

Reference, Merriam-Webster:

HO noun plural hos or hoes Definition of HO slang: whore 1

Origin of HO alteration of whore First Known Use: 1965


Full Definition of HOE 1: any of various implements for tilling, mixing, or raking; especially : an implement with a thin flat blade on a long handle used especially for cultivating, weeding, or loosening the earth around plants 2: backhoe Skeletontea (talk) 14:25, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done{{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:25, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Judging by Wikipedia's article, prostitution is an art or something like that.

80% of the pictures in the article are paintings, ceramics.

What are prostitutes according to Wikipedia then? Artists?

This article needs rigorous and serious editing. I mean, the quality of some articles is simply ridiculously absurd.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.244.1.206 (talk) 17:35, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

@90.244.1.206: Did you actually try to read the article or you just looked at the pictures? Vanjagenije (talk) 23:18, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Citations / sections in history[edit]

Hi! A few questions/suggestions: 1. The end note for the sentence on "Ancient Hebrew culture" does not seem to link to a source...! Also, I would have expected this sentence would belong under the "Ancient Near East" heading, rather than under its own heading -- but perhaps I'm missing something?

2. The "Ancient Greece" history seems like it could use more rigorous citation. In particular, I was curious about influential women being prostitutes; is the inverse meant here -- that some prostitutes were very influential? If the former (as written -- that influential women were prostitutes), it needs a citation -- the source cited was not very informative and did not list any sources itself. If the latter, perhaps it could be rewritten to: "Female prostitutes could work independently and sometimes became very influential, for example Phryne."

3. The "Asia" section isn't a great grouping, where the first paragraph is on Muslim traditions and the next is on Japan. Might the paragraph on Muslim traditions fit better under its own heading? e.g., "Middle East" or Iraq & Iran (since those are the two countries mentioned)?

-- Melody.waring (talk) 18:19, 9 April 2015 (UTC)