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Prostitution and Pornography Are Not Victimless Crimes; They Are Slavery
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Lisa Richards

Posted on 12/27/2010 2:39:52 PM PST by Michael van der Galien

Many people consider prostitution and pornography victimless crimes. This excuse deems both as sanctioned or permitted sex between two consenting adults. If this is true, why are many women and children trafficked and forced into sexual slavery? Why are many prostitutes victims of violent physical abuse and murder by those they work for? Further, if porn and prostitution are victimless crimes, why does the porn industry have an HIV/AIDS problem?

Those who view prostitution and porn as harmless sexual pleasure, say it’s no different than a man taking a woman out to dinner, spending the evening getting to know her as a potential girlfriend, and winding up in bed having sex. That is no different than paying a prostitute for the night? Every excuse is used to reach as far as possible in order to unearth more ways to declare porn and prostitution harmless and victimless.

Many consider prostitution and porn non-criminal, yet decry America’s history of slavery. What about sex slavery, which prostitution promotes? What about human trafficking, the selling of women and children’s bodies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Despite evidence, some call the industry empowering to women. Unless, of course, hookers and female porn stars receive less pay then men. In November, Salon quoted radical feminist Amanda Marcotte as saying:

The idea behind the ‘porn is empowering!’ argument is that women who work in porn gain power in a pragmatic way, playing by men’s rules, and feminists should support this for pragmatic reasons, because at the end of the day, women have more real power. And that would be a legitimate argument if the women involved had more power at the end of the day.

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1 posted on 12/27/2010 2:39:53 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Taxation is slavery, too.


2 posted on 12/27/2010 2:40:31 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Michael van der Galien

While disgusting and degrading, the blanket use of the term “slavery” is pure hyperbole.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 2:43:10 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Michael van der Galien

“because at the end of the day, women have more real power”

As that Jeremy guy said in the film “Orgazmo”, essentially - porn exploits men, porn exploits women - porn exploits people.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 2:43:10 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: Brilliant

Blogpimping is also viewed as a victimless crime.


5 posted on 12/27/2010 2:43:30 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: humblegunner

Bwahahahaha ... but then Pablo is very wily, still!


6 posted on 12/27/2010 2:44:42 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Porn isn’t “empowering”, “liberating”, or any of the other BS. It is not, however, slavery.


7 posted on 12/27/2010 2:47:53 PM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: Michael van der Galien
hookers and female porn stars receive less pay then men.

Actually women are paid more per film than men. No data available on pay equity for hookers.

8 posted on 12/27/2010 2:47:53 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Eat moer DUCK! War Eagle!!!!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

bump


9 posted on 12/27/2010 2:48:25 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: humblegunner
>> Blogpimping is also viewed as a victimless crime. <<

I beg to differ. I have retained an attorney and we will file a class action lawsuit against blogpimps. The popups and cookies on their petty little blogs are traumatizing.

10 posted on 12/27/2010 2:48:35 PM PST by OwenKellogg (We need a Tea Party to welcome the new congress and remind them how they got there.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Some are trying now - with Wikileaks, and the Porn argument to take control of the internet - IT WILL FAIL!


11 posted on 12/27/2010 2:51:30 PM PST by jd777
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Using the bodies of other people as a means to an end is pretty much the definition of slavery. And despite industry propaganda, prostitutes and porn performers are almost never involved in these trades as a matter of a free, uncoerced decision.


12 posted on 12/27/2010 2:53:13 PM PST by wideawake
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To: OwenKellogg
I beg to differ. I have retained an attorney and we will file a class action lawsuit against blogpimps. The popups and cookies on their petty little blogs are traumatizing.

Case dismissed yer jackwagon. Use your POPUP blocker yer pervert. Tissue?

13 posted on 12/27/2010 2:55:27 PM PST by hflynn
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To: wideawake

.....still not “slavery”.


14 posted on 12/27/2010 2:55:27 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: MHGinTN

Pablo never sleeps.


15 posted on 12/27/2010 2:56:11 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Michael van der Galien
ON/OFF

Just a reminder. There is a switch.....

16 posted on 12/27/2010 2:56:34 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

I agree with him and disagree with you.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 2:57:16 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: hflynn
Use your POPUP blocker yer pervert. Tissue?

Or the material could just be posted here.

Why would that be such a problem?

18 posted on 12/27/2010 2:58:03 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It’s slavery on the group installment plan, as opposed to the historic tradition of slavery as a matter of individual lifetime ownership.


19 posted on 12/27/2010 2:58:44 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Michael van der Galien

Aren’t most prostitutes and porn gals come from families w/ sexual abuse?

I’m not saying all, but a majority of them do. I think it is sad.


20 posted on 12/27/2010 2:58:52 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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