I used to think that legalized prostitution - if the person freely chooses it and isn’t desperate for money, they can pick and choose which clients to work with, and they are somehow miraculously guaranteed to be free from abusive men who like to rape and beat prostitutes - that might not be so bad. But the problematic thing is the effects this practice has on society.
The transaction commodifies human bodies. It literally sanctions the idea of treating people like things. I guess if I were a libertarian type I would have no problem with it, but I do.
One of the worst knock-on effects from this sanctioning the idea of renting bodies out for masturbation is that we all know that men do not like to wear condoms, they do not want to restrain themselves to acts which the prostitute agrees with, and many of them prefer underage prostitutes. Many of them also like to be verbally or even physically abusive.
Sanctioning a legalized, sanitized version of ‘rent-a-rape’ so all the ‘nice’ punters can rent ‘happy hookers’ to use creates all of that.
Is it worth it? Is it worth fueling the market for desperate people to be exploited, just so ‘nice guy’ punters can rent ‘happy hookers’ to use?
Sadly, many people think it is. Their concern seems to rest entirely on the satisfied boners of ‘nice’ punters, or the incomes of ‘happy hookers’.
As for me, I prioritize the people who aren’t represented by defenders of a multi-billion dollar global market for the rental of bodies-as-masturbation-toys.
fucking right on
President Obama came down hard on gun-control laws during today’s Tumblr Q&A.
Child with a Cup, Odilon Redon, ca.1896.
i feel a real connection with the saying, Love Your Enemies for they tell you your faults.
Henri Matisse - The Flowing Hair
im still giving birth, still in delivery. but now its my MotherIdentity that is struggling to arrive.
what can i learn from my other delivery about how to get through this?
just get out of the way of my own process. we are all our own worst enemies.