The myth of the victimless crime (prositution)

March 12, 2008 at 12:06 pm 8 comments

With the latest scandal of the governor of New York caught in the middle of a prostitution ring – spending as much as $80,000 on high priced prostitutes – there are some who are taking a second look at whether prostitution really is a victimless crime or if that line is just another lie men have fed society to justify their treatment of women.

Here is a New York Times article on this subject.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. chiroptera  |  March 12, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you! I am so sick of the media only treating this as a case of infidelity and ignoring the greater human rights issues! I’m going to the NYT article now.

  • 2. stellar1  |  March 13, 2008 at 1:30 am

    I think we as women oft times just accept nonsense like this as truth without even questioning it. It’s time we started using our brains a bit more.

  • 3. steve  |  March 13, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Way to not take responsibility for one’s choices. Unless there was a gun pointed at her head, she willingly chose to be in tha tprofession rather than working using her mind. She chose to use her body. Hold her responsible for the decision she makes. Is everything she chooses to do someone else’s fault?

  • 4. stellar1  |  March 13, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Steve,

    There is a time when society needs to take responsibility for the way women have been treated. By the time any woman “chooses” (and I use that word loosely because it is hardly a choice if there is very little to choose from) to sell her body, she has been so beaten down by society that she feels she deserves nothing more from life.

    In a country where little girls have never had a female president, were only allowed to vote a few short decades ago and only recently were given the opportunity to be educated equally with men – can you honestly say that society has no blame for the sex trade?

    I am sure the young women who sell their bodies have taken the responsibilities of their decision to heart a million times over. But have you accepted the responsibility that belongs to you?

  • 5. Anonymous  |  March 14, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Shes A HOOKER not a poor beaten down whatever you said.

  • 6. chiroptera  |  March 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Wow, anonymous fucktard, it’s all pretty simple for you, isn’t it? So when you say that she’s a hooker, to you does that dismiss her personhood entirely? She can’t be a hooker and be poor and beaten down? Are those mutually exclusive?

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  • 8. Jesse  |  March 16, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    so you think prostitution should be illegal?

    the major issue here is the one not being discussed yet.
    privacy is dead.

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