9/1/10

Sex Slaves


Huffpo has an article up about men's rights. That is, the other side of the coin, men's responsibilities, like for example, don't rape people, or in this case don't enslave people. She offers the following tips. I took out her elaborations and put in my own.

1. CHALLENGE THE GLAMORIZATION OF PIMPS IN OUR CULTURE
NO SHIT! When pimps are role models, you are beyond help. Pimps are the lowest form of life there is, and I support the death penalty for them. Pimps have as much glamour as shit has nourishment.

2. CONFRONT THE BELIEF THAT PROSTITUTION IS A "VICTIMLESS CRIME"
Yeah, we shot that down.
The average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is 13 years old.
Which means the slavers (pimps) are child molesters, and so are the customers. When you see a little girl who is kidnapped and beaten, or even not in school where she belongs, your reaction would be to go out of your way to get her food and shelter. Not fuck her. If you're a man.

3. STOP PATRONIZING STRIP CLUBS

4. DON'T CONSUME PORNOGRAPHY
Mixed feelings on these two.

5. TACKLE SEXISM ONLINE
Men spend a significant amount of time online discussing their sexual exploits.
They do? If this is true, I can't even imagine it. There are a few sites I won't link to (or even name) but they repulse me too much to read and find out. Maybe I need educated. Yuk.
Squawking about these things on the internet is good.

6. END SEX TOURISM
Duh. Not sure how I personally can do that.

7. TALK TO MEN AND BOYS ABOUT MEN'S ISSUES IN MALE SPACES
Dojos. Add dojos to that list of male spaces, but that's just me. Also women's issues, because women's issues are men's issues, I hate that whole framing but I get their point. One reason women can't stop rape and stuff is because they don't have access to these spaces that are incubators where evil attitudes take root and get nourishment, and there are only men in there to stamp the little fuckers out.

8. SUPPORT ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICIES
Many states have no anti-trafficking legislation.
WTF? There's no law against SLAVERY? That link is eye-opening. Here I thought we had made some progress over the last millenium, fuck.

9. SUPPORT CREATION OF "JOHN SCHOOLS"
I'd never even heard of a John school. It needs a better name, but its like traffic school, only for guys busted for picking up hookers. In keeping with the Captain Obvious solution of busting the customers instead of the hookers, yeah. Then what? Well, this, duhhh. Education is always good, and this is excellent.

10. RAISE SONS AND MENTOR BOYS TO CHALLENGE OPPRESSION
You have to be taught to hate, as the song goes. In my children's classes I regularly drag out the question 'What does “respect” mean?' Generally, if they've even heard of it, the kids have no idea what it means. It's a good place to start.

3 comments:

DM said...
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Marzie said...

The weak laws for human trafficking and sexual slavery in some states are just appalling. I still cannot fathom how anyone can look at a child and see sex, or a sex object, at all.

Lorena said...

Sex tourism is everywhere. I don't think there is a way to stop it.

I dislike suggestions that don't offer solutions to problems but only demand solutions.