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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-04 12:34 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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  -Nato urged to ban troops from brothels dArKeR  Mar-04-04 02:17 PM   #0 
  - What's the point of being a soldier  Bleachers7   Mar-04-04 02:24 PM   #1 
  - OK  Skittles   Mar-04-04 03:19 PM   #4 
  - so it's ok for a women to be able to abort her baby  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 04:05 PM   #6 
  - Your logic  JoFerret   Mar-04-04 05:26 PM   #7 
  - and I say yours is  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 05:56 PM   #8 
  - what logic?  Skittles   Mar-04-04 06:23 PM   #9 
  - Sorry  JoFerret   Mar-04-04 08:55 PM   #12 
  - Men participate in abortions, too, remember.  dawn   Mar-05-04 11:00 AM   #35 
  - many women are forced becauseTHEY ARE SLAVES...literally...  I AM SPARTACUS   Mar-04-04 11:50 PM   #22 
  - It was 10 and 4 at the Black Angus  bearfan454   Mar-05-04 10:31 AM   #32 
     - Ah yes, the legendary Black Angus.  SMIRKY_W_BINLADEN   Mar-05-04 11:05 AM   #36 
  - why do we have troops stationed in sex clubs and brothels  dwickham   Mar-04-04 02:53 PM   #2 
  - What's your point?  Turley   Mar-04-04 03:09 PM   #3 
  - sex trade I have problem with  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 03:57 PM   #5 
  - it may be legal  Skittles   Mar-04-04 06:23 PM   #10 
  - that's your opinion and it's noted  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 08:42 PM   #11 
     - Ah! A clue  JoFerret   Mar-04-04 08:56 PM   #13 
     - sex is a commodity  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 09:39 PM   #16 
        - People are murdered every day, too  PassingFair   Mar-04-04 10:41 PM   #19 
        - aha  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 11:28 PM   #20 
        - There are whorehouses very close to almost any military base  bearfan454   Mar-05-04 10:41 AM   #33 
           - you women hating ******************  private_ryan   Mar-05-04 11:07 AM   #37 
        - THAT'S a commodity!  I AM SPARTACUS   Mar-05-04 12:03 AM   #23 
        - and so's your labour  iverglas   Mar-05-04 12:04 PM   #42 
        - WHY is "sex" a "commodity"?  Just Me   Mar-05-04 08:07 PM   #48 
     - the fact that women are paid to be used as semen receptacles  Skittles   Mar-04-04 09:05 PM   #14 
        - flipping burgers for $5 an hour  private_ryan   Mar-04-04 09:36 PM   #15 
           - I absolutlely disagree  Skittles   Mar-05-04 10:23 AM   #31 
  - You make zero sense  Turley   Mar-04-04 11:31 PM   #21 
  - not only mafia & gov't the Balkans, I saw NATO & UN...  I AM SPARTACUS   Mar-05-04 12:09 AM   #24 
  - I agree that NATO should address it  Turley   Mar-05-04 02:17 AM   #26 
     - by MWR, you mean "Morale, Welfare, and Recreation"...??? Ironic?  I AM SPARTACUS   Mar-05-04 02:49 AM   #28 
  - let me ask you this  private_ryan   Mar-05-04 08:38 AM   #29 
     - That's not what this thread is about  Turley   Mar-05-04 12:42 PM   #44 
  - prostitution is legal  iverglas   Mar-05-04 11:59 AM   #40 
  - War breaks up healthy families and makes everything a commodity.  JohnOneillsMemory   Mar-04-04 09:42 PM   #17 
  - I am pleased  JoFerret   Mar-04-04 09:52 PM   #18 
  - The US ambassador should deal with  frustrated_lefty   Mar-05-04 01:15 AM   #25 
  - I see  Turley   Mar-05-04 02:20 AM   #27 
  - Echos  PATRICK   Mar-05-04 08:53 AM   #30 
  - women's issues are "a distraction" ...  iverglas   Mar-05-04 12:34 PM   #43 
     - Well said Iverglass  Turley   Mar-05-04 07:23 PM   #47 
  - Where there are troops there are places to get laid  Florida_Geek   Mar-05-04 10:52 AM   #34 
  - Even if the girls are held against their will?  chenGOD   Mar-05-04 11:09 AM   #38 
     - true  private_ryan   Mar-05-04 11:34 AM   #39 
        - Well,  chenGOD   Mar-05-04 12:01 PM   #41 
  - Mechanic claims brothel visits 'not cheating'  dArKeR   Mar-05-04 01:15 PM   #45 
     - sh!  iverglas   Mar-05-04 02:03 PM   #46 

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