Sex Industry: Who exploits whom

Discussion in 'General Sex Discussion' started by Silverfox, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Silverfox

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    The stereotypical view is that men are the consumers who exploit women whether they are porn stars or prostitutes, or anything else, feminist activists won't mind telling you that. I think that this is flawed on all levels when the workers do so by choice. The fact that women are presented as the suppliers and men are presented as the consumers only seems to typify this. Human trafficking is a different story entirely.

    In countries like Germany and Holland the sex industries are booming. Since such services are legal and the money doesn't end up in the hands of an orgainised crime syndicate, it seems contrary to what feminist preachers say the workers are the ones who are exploiting the customers. They are doing a fine job of convincing people to empty their wallets for their services and the hourly rates aren't anything to be sniffed at either.

    Back to the subject of trafficking, the effect of the german reform 11 years ago can be seen here.

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/...ny/131125/berlin-sex-workers-prostitution-law

    So what do you think? As far as the opinion on the sex industry goes, who do you think is in the wrong, if anyone.
     
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    Unfortunately, there is still an illegal side to Germany's legal prostitution industry. Human trafficking isn't a different story--the two stories of legal prostitution and the underside of the industry overlap a lot.
     
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    OK, I'll give you that. That statement was deliberately provocative. I wondered who'd call me on it.