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The people who wish to maintain the patriarchal status quo are not stupid.  The ‘blue light campaign’ is evidence of this, as it seeks to normalize the abuse and trauma that are inherent in female prostitution.  I offer a handy rule of thumb when it comes to ’empowering ideas’ put forth by some liberal feminists, you need to answer only one question.

Are the males in society using “x” to get ahead?  If the answer to the previous question is “no” then the idea (x) is probably not actually empowering at all.

 

For example, can we observe men getting ahead and being successful in society by engaging in prostitution?  Do we venerate male prostitutes and laud them for their bold ventures?

No.

Therefore one can be reasonably sure that prostitution isn’t particularly empowering and engaging in defence of said practice is most likely wittingly or not, a defence of the patriarchal status quo.

 

Ah, the freedom of choice…

Oh, look, female sexual slavery is a bad thing.  Go figure. :(  P

 

Naming and deconstructing a problem on the societal level is not “shaming”.  It isn’t about your personal ’empowerment’ or any of the other neo-liberal drek that passes for so much of mainstream feminism these days.  So the example here is prostitution and no – I won’t call it ‘sex work’ or any other patriarchally approved euphemism for the female sex slave trade.

Prostitution is female slavery and is only around because men are unwilling to make the effort to regard women in our society as full human beings.  Cheery stuff, I know, but fixing the problem doesn’t happen until we recognize that there is a problem and begin to take steps to rectify it.

 

The world’s oldest profession is easily the world’s worst ‘profession’.

“We know working in prostitution causes higher rates of ptsd than participating in war, we know women are severely abused during sex, we know sex industry is heavily linked with child trafficking and human trafficking, we know most participants have to be severely drugged in order to be able to participate, we know a lot of women trapped in porn industry are coerced and have no other choice but to do it, we know a lot of them aren’t even aware they’re being trafficked, we know a lot of them aren’t aware what they’re going through is slavery, we know women’s consent isn’t respected in sex prostitutionindustry, we know they’re being forced to do more and more and damage their bodies more than they would ever consent to, we know men are getting off on humiliation, degradation, dehumanization and destruction of women’s bodies, we know it’s damaging the women this is done to, we know it’s forming the entire society’s idea of sexuality and how sex and female bodies should look like and be handled, we know porn causes higher rates of rape, we know porn causes violent and painful sexual experiences for women, we know that porn causes child-on-child rape, we know it hijacks everyone’s sexuality, we know as a society we no longer have a clue what healthy sex looks like. 

How could anyone with a smallest bit of compassion and empathy defend it? How could anyone disregard millions of victims and their experiences? How could anyone insist sex industry should keep existing despite catastrophic amount of damage to everyone, not just people involved, but to everyone ever exposed to it? Porn can be stopped, if everyone who still has their compassion stood up against it, it can be stopped. Let’s start working on it. Let’s make porn a painful, catastrophic history.”

FuriousRadfem

Divide and conquer has always been an effective strategy.  Applied against women, it has blossomed into one of tap roots of Foppression.

“The feminist historian, Gerda Lerner, showed that prostitution has not always existed. It first arose at the beginning of patriarchy, which was relatively recently in the long history of the human race. Prostitution began when men systematically seized control over women. One of the key ways they controlled women was to divide them into two groups: respectable women and prostitutes. Respectable women had to cover their heads and the prostitutes were not allowed to cover their heads – so all could see which group each woman belonged to. The respectable women were dependent on the patronage of a named man – her husband or father. The prostitutes were fair game for all men, any man, to rape. So women accepted “respectability” to avoid being fair game. And then she had to make sure that she was always taken as a respectable wife so she wouldn’t be mistaken for a prostitute who was fair game. She had to distance herself from the prostitutes. And so women were divided, one from another. In order that they could be more easily fucked.”

 

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