posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 12:23 PM
Just because this subject is 'difficult' does not mean we should tolerate the coersion, slavery and it's implications regarding a significant
number of women in our society, IMO.
Just because 'johns' might have trouble working out who is being forced into that line of work and who isn't, tough.
That is no excuse for them then to forget all about that and carrying on with what is, I agree, effectively the rape of a woman.
It is also true many of those women are here under false pretences (often having been made all sorts of promises by 'people trafficers' when they
were in their own country) so they have a natural reluctance to simply 'walk into the nearest Police station' (especially those from countries with
a harsh and brutal 'justice & Police system').
Then there is the small matter of the threats usually made to intimidate those who have family back home to be thinking about.
Besides the risk of violent personal pyhsical abuse it simply isn't as simple as just walking out of that kind of life.
(I have heard a severe beating is often given before starting this kind of work, to intimidate and terrorise, just so the women know what they can
expect if they 'get any ideas'.)
I am all for a legalised, regulated and health-conscious 'sex trade' where people freely act as they choose and workers and clients can be safe and
proper members of our society without needing to flee to the lawless margins.
The European model seems to make a lot of sense to me.
High standards of public sexual health are a growing social concern for everybody.
I have no problem with 'the world's oldest profession' at all, provided those engaged in it are not being coerced into behaviour they would
otherwise not do.
This situation is about as far away from that kind of 'system' as it is possible to imagine......
.....and IMO men who are either too dumb or horribly uncaring to have any interest or clue as to what has been going on lately regarding trafficed
women and this blatent sex-slavery deserve everything the law can throw at them.
(.....and I wonder how many of them have mothers, wives, daughters they'd rather lay down their lives and die before they'd see them treated in such
Yeah, that's right; just about every last one of them.)
[edit on 17-10-2005 by sminkeypinkey]