In one of Miguel’s posts, yesterday, one of the lines in that feminist meme was “sex workers get one free kill.”
One of the trends I am seeing on the left is the normalization of prostitution, now deemed “sex work.”
One of the thought terminating cliches associated with this is “sex work is real work.”
A quick internet search shows other articles from Leftist sources like:
The only Leftist article I saw against sex work, and only sort of, was one from The Nation.
The criticism wasn’t against prostitution but against the male privilege associated with men buying access to women’s bodies. Seriously.
Amnesty International has even pushed for sex workers rights as one of thier agenda items. Forget eliminating torture in North Korea, they want street walking to be legal in the Western World.
Rampant prostitution is a sign that your society is barely holding on to civilization.
The portrayals of prostitutes from the Wild West was not entirely wrong. Madams and prostitutes were usually the first women to settle in the mining towns of the frontier. Today, places like the oil fields of the Dakotas or the fishing ports of the Pacific Northwest experience the same thing, where lots of single men doing hard work, with cash to burn attract pimps and prostitutes to separate these men from their money. Associated with this is lawlessness and something far removed form a stable, middle class society.
Prostitution is, and rightly so, associated with poverty and misery. It is many time the last way of making money for women with no other social support. This could by anywhere from drug addicted women of poor areas of the United States to the slums of the developing world.
It’s not so much that prostitution makes places bad, as much that prostitution flourishes in the bad places, which creates a negative feedback loop.
When Giuliani cleaned up New York, part of his broken windows policing was targeting sex work in the city. Everywhere from street walking to the peep shows and smut shops that served as fronts for prostitution.
One thing that psychology understands is that casual sex is bad for your mental health. People with more casual hookups are less fulfilled and generally more unhappy than monogamous couples.
Prostitution takes that and ramps it up out of control.
Miguel as got me thinking about things with the question cui bono?
What is the purpose of this Lefty normalization of prostitution as “sex work.”
All I can think is that misery loves company and the Left is actively out to destroy society.
I can’t imagine there are a lot of Lefty Feminists out there who would look at their daughters and say “when you go to college, don’t get a job at Starbucks, making minimum wage for some corporation owned by a billionaire, you can make more money being a whore.”
Because that is where I think this is going, making young women see being prostitutes as no different than being a barista or a waitress, just another service industry job.
What is the goal here, if anything other than to hasten the downfall of civil society?