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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 01:34 PM
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43. women's issues are "a distraction" ...
Forgive some of us women here if we don't see it that way.

Opposition to trafficking in women hasn't got a fucking thing to do with "christian morality" ... at least any more than opposition to murder or robbery or slavery has. I'm no christian, but my positions on these things just happen to overlap with some christians'.

This is only a "mysterious stab of conscience" to those who have not learned anything about the problems in issue and the efforts to do something about them that have been going on for years. Like I said ... let's all ask google for "trafficking in women" and see what we find.

Women's issues actually tend to garner a little more interest in international forums than within, say, the US -- largely as the result of concerted, hard work by women's organizations around the world (and other NGOs, such as Unicef and the like) for years.

The whole point of such efforts is to bring sufficient pressure to bear on national governments and international institutions (like the UN, NATO ...) that they bend to it and do something *good*. If and when that happens, it makes not a stitch of sense to oppose it.

I frankly don't care what Bush's or anyone else's motivation for doing something is, if what's done needs doing.

And something very definitely wants doing about the horrific exploitation of women in the sex industry around the world.

And I certainly would be less than impressed by anyone opposing or even questioning an effort to improve the condition of those exploited women on the basis that it might help George W. Bush somehow, which I trust is not what your post was doing.

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