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01-08-2011, 05:21 PM #61
01-08-2011, 05:24 PM #62
United Nations official has described the trafficking of women and children across Asia as "the largest slave trade in history".
Also my "agenda"? Its called an opinion.
Also, with regards to this:
"in Asia and the Pacific alone, more than 30 million children have been traded over the last three decades." I'd suggest that dwarfs the number of high class escorts empowering themselves in the rosy world of prostitution that you seem to be painting.
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01-08-2011, 05:40 PM #63
01-08-2011, 05:40 PM #64
01-08-2011, 05:40 PM #65
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01-08-2011, 05:48 PM #66
If it is not, then we should see that the experience of the majority of prostitutes is not their free will, so we should not by default think of prostitutes in the sense of a woman having sexual empowerment, but instead it is the contrary, since so many people are forced into sexual slavery.
Also, I disagree that I am denying women the right to sell their bodies. I am highlighting the underside of the sex trade. I dont think I have actually said that prostitution, if with full consent and in conditions that actually do empower women (since so many conditions dont) should be disallowed. To the contrary, I think that the prohibition by governments of many things actually contributes to criminal activity and problems in society, much as you see an illegal black market rise up out of prohibition of many illegal drugs.
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01-08-2011, 05:56 PM #67
Besides, labor is not defined by the creation of a product. A product may emerge as the result of labor, but labor itself is defined by renting one's person to somebody else for monetary remittance. Whether that time is spent conversing, digging and filling ditches, swapping derivatives or on one's back makes no difference: It's all labor.
01-08-2011, 06:00 PM #68
Can we get back to the hot virtual manga girls? Rawr.
The main issue I'd have with these is not the money spent for a romantic cyber-weekend with an AI, but the tamagotchi-like qualities that would enforce certain behaviour. If a co-worker would go home early because his virtual girlfriend complains that he is working too long, I would find that much, much more bothering than if he enjoys himself on a fancy weekend escapade of whatever his fetish is.
01-08-2011, 06:01 PM #69
01-08-2011, 06:13 PM #70
atomizing society - and of course in Japan we have some real social recluses - and as such the OP is just relating one egregious example of completely withdrawing from an actual social life.
01-08-2011, 06:23 PM #71
Voluntary work is labour. You dont get paid. Therefore labour is not "renting one's person to somebody else for monetary remittance". When I work at home, or for pleasure it is labour. I get reward, but it is not money.
01-08-2011, 06:41 PM #72
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01-08-2011, 06:50 PM #73
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01-08-2011, 07:07 PM #74
Can we get back to wacky otaku and their e-girlfriends?
01-08-2011, 08:33 PM #75
them that they're wrong but to try to help, mostly by providing
information on stuff like clinics, free condoms, the sex workers alliance and the law.
Just saying, not all feminists are puritans...
Well this has gone fairly off topic... still though, I'd be hard pressed to find another computer game blog
with this level of discussion in the forums... I'd agree with the sex as labour interpretation that Nalano
is presenting, it's possible to regulate it so that people aren't exploited so much. The first question and
answer on the Irish Sex Workers Alliance website is
Q. Why do you use the term sex worker rather than prostitute?
A. The term sex worker is used because when sex workers are asked
about their activity they describe what they do as ‘work’ or ‘working’.
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01-08-2011, 08:38 PM #76
01-08-2011, 08:45 PM #77
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Q. Do sex workers choose their line of work?
Not all sex workers are the same; some enjoy this line of work while others would prefer to do something else, although may have limited options when it comes to earning an income. Many sex workers work part time, attracted by the flexible working hours and the autonomy and freedom it offers them. Others report that they like being their own boss.
Q. Are all foreign sex workers in Ireland trafficked into the sex industry?
Human trafficking is the practice of deceiving, coercing or otherwise removing people from their home or their countries and forcing them to work for little or no compensation in situations of exploitation. Trafficking is not synonymous with sex work and victims of human trafficking may be forced to work in industries such as agriculture, domestic service as well as the sex industry. It is critical to distinguish human trafficking, which is a violation of human rights, from voluntary migration.
A distinction also needs to be made between migrant workers who voluntarily sell sex and those who are victims of international trafficking criminal gangs who force people to work as sex workers. It has also been reported that migrant sex workers may pay an agency to bring them into another country or they may have networks of friends and family who facilitate their move from one country to another.
SWAI does not support human trafficking in any form. We suggest that more effort and resources be deployed to pursue these international criminal gangs, rather than wasting valuable and finite resources by targeting consenting adults who voluntarily engage in commercial sexual activity.
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01-08-2011, 09:57 PM #78
01-08-2011, 10:06 PM #79
Q. Are sex workers victims of violence?
Sadly in some instances they are victims of violence, those who work on the street are most vulnerable and this is true for both female and male sex workers. Studies show that there is less likelihood of violence from regular customers. Due to stigma and fear of prosecution, sex workers are often reluctant to report incidences of violence to the Gardai.
It is also worth remembering that people who are violent towards sex workers are not always clients but are criminals engaging in violent assaults specifically targeting sex workers. In Liverpool crimes against sex workers are defined as hate crimes.
02-08-2011, 01:09 AM #80
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It also means people will not purchase sex on the street as much (therefore LOWERING the rate of human trafficking as not as much profit can be made) because they can just go to a brothel instead.