"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I've never understood why sex in particular is viewed as degrading or objectifying the sex worker. Sex is a product and a profession like anything else, and every job, no matter what it is, turns you into an object.
A lawyer is a law object, whose only value to the client is his legal skills. The miner is a mining object, whose value is only in his digging skills. Sex is no different, and is no more or less degrading than any other profession.
I think there's something sexist in saying that a woman is flexing her equality by working as a doctor, saving lives, but somehow degrades herself selling sex. What is it about sex that devalues a woman? It doesn't even have to be a woman, as many sex workers are male. What is degrading about sex?
Yup! Itís all about self ownership.
'The whole universe is going to die!'
Prostitution is degrading to the morals of the worker, the customer, the handlers, and the society which tolerates it-- even societies such as ours, in which it is illegal but only lightly enforced. It should not be legalized, it should never be legalized, and our society needs to do more to see that it is effectively stamped out.
Yes! I have given thought to once it is? I am gonna open a B&B. It will not be your typical brothel as you can come there and get good pussy and wonderful food
~Following My Own Flow~
In fact, criminalizing it causes much more problems. Because the whole industry goes under the earth, and prostitutes have to rely on pimps to safely give them clients. If it's legal, then they can open up their own business.
Stats show that this is true. "More than 60 per cent felt they were more able to refuse to provide commercial sexual services to a particular client since the enactment of the law."
Last edited by Camlon; 10-18-10 at 12:56 AM.
[QUOTE=1069;1059044918]If she were a street-walker/crack addict type prostitute, I'm going to speculate she would abort or have the baby and raise it herself.
If she were a high-priced escort who serviced only a few "regular customers" (aka sugar daddies), she might well take them to court, demand paternity tests, and hit the lucky dad up for child support.... or else try to blackmail him for a lump sum, in exchange for not taking him to court, demanding paternity tests, and hitting him up for child support.
Many women who work in the sex industry already have children; most are keenly aware that their window of opportunity to make *really good money* in the sex industry is brief, and the majority are not willing to waste two years of prime time gestating a fetus and then getting back into shape afterward.
When I was a dancer, there were many, many abortions among the dancers I knew.
Many had kids already, some planned to have more later, in their 30s... but few were willing to hang up their g-strings in their 20s in order to have a baby, when they could be making 60,000+ a year instead. They knew they only had a few years to make that kind of money.
I'd imagine prostitutes are the same.[/QUOTE]
They/Dancers are prostitutes.. Just on another level. They are still presenting their body for money.
~Following My Own Flow~