Post Reply your opinion:Is a geisha a prostitute or not??
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Posted 2/20/08
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Posted 3/14/08
They aren't prostitutes,
just artists :)
It's their choice if they want to take it further, but i dont think the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" depicts them well.
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Posted 4/28/08

lolmell wrote:

They aren't prostitutes,
just artists :)
It's their choice if they want to take it further, but i dont think the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" depicts them well.


Join the Zhang Ziyi group http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Ziyi_Zhangfor more photos and forum post about the star of Memoirs of a geisha

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Posted 6/22/08
They are not prostitutes.

The man who wrote Memoirs of a geisha was sued by Mineko Iwasaki (the woman the book was based on, pretty much):

"Iwasaki was particularly offended by the novel's portrayal of geiko engaging in ritualized prostitution. For example, in the novel the main character Sayuri's virginity (called mizuage in the novel) is auctioned off to the highest bidder."

Geisha did not do that, it was courtesans called oiran.
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not prostitutes !
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