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Top Story -The Scarlet Stamp Tramp
As a society we still embrace the ridiculous notion that “good girls don’t” while “bad girls do.” What is it they do or don’t do? Sex. Plain and simple. It doesn’t even have to be wild, kinky, bondage sex. If you’ve bumped naughty bits with more than a few men (exact number depends on who is judging you) you’re a ….slut. Pass me the scarlet tramp stamp please.
Slut’s a word that is spilling from a lot of lips lately, thanks in part to the on-going hysterics over a Duke University man-eating power point, AND the recent media tittering over right-wing female political candidates denouncing female sexuality or being covered in mud due to their own past “indiscretions.” Why is it that the slut stamp can still be flung at women as a weapon? Some of the worst abusers ARE women.
The stereotype and name calling is stirring up a shit storm and bringing into question what exactly is feminism these days. It’s not about women’s domination over men, revenge for past wrongs, or even proving who is better. AND it shouldn't be about slut-bashing. The era of the femi-nazi is over...despite certain factions whining in morale outrage.
We’ve finally, finally entered a time in our society when a large number of women, particularly women in their prime, are becoming comfortable with their own sexuality. They are tossing off the restrictions placed on them by the values of others and making up their own minds about what they like, don’t like and who they want to do it with and how often. What right does anyone have to call women who are discovering their own sense of empowerment and equality, sluts? Think about the mixed messages this is sending to teen girls. No wonder we’re all fucked up.
Like priests who rant against gays while hiding little boys in their closets, me thinks the judgmental protest too much.
On the plus side I'd rather be called a slut than a narrow-minded, shriveled up, judgmental prude. Just sayin.
Douche Bag Island - News link:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/world/asia/08burn.html?_r=1&hp
Here you're shunned as a slut, there you're stoned. or set on fire.
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Contributed by the Unholy Rev. Jeffrey Brunk
Recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council dove little head first into the plight of sex workers in the United States. The report submitted by the Best Practices Policy Project, Desiree Alliance, and theSexual Rights Initiative focuses on civil and human rights violations of those engaged, or perceived to be engaged, in sexual trade and sex work in the U.S.
Prostitution is a dirty word, much like Cancer, colonoscopy and Snooki. Cancer is an unwelcomed reality of life. Colonoscopies are an unwelcome result of that reality and, well, Snooki happens whether we like it or not. However, the question of whether prostitution should be legal, even decriminalized, is a moral issue. Sex workers do not sell themselves. They sell a service and are paid for that service.
Agreed, there is a plethora of pros an cons, tangent arguments and a seemingly insurmountable mountain of education needed in order to bring the stigma of those who choose to engage in sex work to the masses for consideration.
The advocates make a case for the humanizing of those holding fast to the oldest profession. Their reasoning "isn't that prostitution is great for women, or that trafficking and abuse aren't real threats. The proposition is pretty sane and simple, from a workers' standpoint: The sex trade, like many other "legal" jobs, falls on a wide spectrum of exploitation within a capitalist labor system. The work itself may represent realities that people find immoral or disturbing. But the people doing the work are more than mere proxies in a culture war; they're human, and that alone entitles them to equality before the law."