This something I didn’t think I would be talking about as we near Christmas and come to the end of 2013 but here begins my commentary and rant!
So there it is, a new low, a whole new level of crazy has been witnessed as Canada begins to welcome within our communities legalized prostitution. How did this happen? Well, boys and girls, let me give you a small lesson.
In our country we like to make sweeping changes that affect a vast majority of people based on the complaints lodged by a minority. In this case the minority was three prostitutes and a small entourage of people who clearly have not studied the colossal failure of legalization in countries who have tried it in the past. Learning from their mistakes apparently is not what we do. Instead, we choose to claim victory as we open up the market even further for men to buy women and children. Why would I say children? Because at the end of the day in all of the countries that tried legalization law enforcement had difficulty protecting anyone – due to the influx of workers needed to meet the demand of buyers. Human trafficking of women and children exploded and organized crime reaped the benefits.
This so-called occupation has never been able to curb connections with crime, maintain the safety of its workers or protect workers from disease. (as remember Johns are not required to be checked) No matter what was implemented no country has been able to protect the most vulnerable because at the end of the day the people who buy women really don’t care about their well-being. Killers still find ways to kill, drug addicted prostitutes still find themselves living and working outside of protection, men who batter women will still beat them up, pimps will still control large sections of the trade and inside their own homes or in brothels sex workers will still be at risk from any number of threats.
The buying of human beings is what should be unconstitutional, period!
Please understand that sex slavery overwhelmingly exists in areas where governments and society seemingly accept the sex trade. As a result sex tourism boomed and brothels became full of workers and customers. Venture into that world beyond the fake smiles and tell me if you see chaos or control, empowerment or exploitation.
Slavery by definition:
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
If you are delusional enough to think legalization of prostitution will somehow change the realities of what it means to be a prostituted woman or child, then I feel you need to talk to the over 92% of sex workers who stated they want out instead of listening to the less than 10% who claim they are speaking on their behalf.
Please go to the following links:
Hope for the sold and download a petition:
Read Margaret Wente’s Column: