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I couldn't afford to finish college either, and guess what, I didn't. I didn't compromise my own ethics to either get it paid for or to get ahead in any jobs I've had. I have come from nothing, a very poor inner city family, and because of this I appreciate the little I do have. I haven't been fooled by the american dream and our consumerists culture to think I need to step on people just to own material things. Though I don't get paid much, I would consider the job i have as "good" because I enjoy it very much. I get to help people for a living and not have to break my back meeting a quota just to make someone else rich.
Originally posted by Backslider
reply to post by WarminIndy
Wow. You got exactly the opposite of what I was saying..
I was stating that my interpretation of right and wrong is different than yours. Mine should not be forced upon you. I believe I also left a disclaimer, something along the lines of "as long as it's not causing harm to others.."
All of the examples you gave are one side harming another.
Please have another read, I think you misunderstood.
To clarify, in case the second time around wasn't enough, I don't believe nor am I trying to justify that my morality is "right." I am saying it is neither right nor wrong, as those are man made concepts that can apply only when one's actions are affecting another person. When two people willingly enter into an agreement with one another, whether or not there is money involved, it is their choice - until one of them breaks the agreement it is none of yours or my business.edit on 2-8-2011 by Backslider because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Backslider
reply to post by hillynilly
This will be my last post in this thread.
hillynilly, you are coming from a very narrow view.
Exotic dancers could be considered athletes. It's not easy, and if you think it is I would encourage you to take a pole dancing class for a week. One week. Or are you the type to talk #$%@ without being able to actually back it up. Easy money? Collecting welfare is easy money. Getting government grants is easy money.
It's become obvious during this conversation that none of you are condemning based on rationality, this is all coming from emotion.
There is a reason the kid who's mom is a dancer gets ridiculed, and it's not because his mom has a dishonorable profession, it's because people like some of you in this thread have the shades drawn on your brains.
The problem is...not every prostitute likes it. Would you be inclined to ask a prostitute when you buy her services if she likes it or not? And if she says no, then will you stop the transaction and move on your merry way?
But I just thought....when you buy an act such as sex, you are buying a person to perform the sex act. So in essence you are buying a person and the ownership of a person means slavery.
I guess there are some who do not mind being bought because to them it is merely the act of sex they are selling and not themselves.
But every act of sex is personal. It cannot be separated from the humanity of the person.
People who buy prostitutes (male and female) do not consider them to be human, at least to have any degree of respect towards. This is where the moral questions come in, and these are things that people who are inclined to become prostitutes should think about before engaging. They simply are no longer considered human beings by the person who buys the sex. Because the act of sex is simply more valuable than the human.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
but that is a lot when you make less than 200 bucks a week. I'd sell my car if I could but then I'd have no way to school and back.
Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
And who cares bro?
If they wish to do it and make money off it what is it to you?
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
I have graduate degrees, and I prostituted myself plenty to get them.
To make it through liberal academia, and get that master's, you're going to have to lie your donkey off and espouse things you don't believe, to get the pinkos to stamp your union card. That's all there is to it. I say it is not less ethical that dropping pants (or lifting skirt) to get the same degree.
I have had to fake quite a few intellectual "climaxes" to make my professors feel valued and competent. How is that different from a girl faking a physical orgasm?
Prostitution in the Ivory Tower? Nothing new here; move along.