via Occident Invicta
It looks like the world’s oldest profession continues to be attacked
from the newest crop of do-gooder liberals. One example comes from an
editorial in Al Jazeera where the author, one Simon Hedlin, asserts
that the “Swedish model” is the best means of tackling sex
trafficking/prostitution. Basically, the Swedish model decriminalizes
the selling of sex – which lets the hookers off the hook – while
penalizing buyers. I’m not really interested in delving into the whole
debate over the morality of prostitution itself, as the late George
Carlin said it far better than I ever could.
However, from a purely logical standpoint, such an argument is
asinine, and can be illustrated by a simple thought experiment. Imagine
that there’s a meth epidemic in Albuquerque, which is the epicenter of
the drug trade in the American Southwest. Let’s also pretend that Walter
White (ie. “Heisenberg”) from AMC’s Breaking Bad is in fact a
real person. In response to the corrosive effects of the meth business,
New Mexico’s governor enacts a new law called the Albuquerque
Arrangement. Under this new law, emaciated meth heads are penalized for
trying to get high, but the likes of Walter White are left alone.
I’m sure that concerned human rights activists would cry foul,
insisting that there’s a significant difference between a kingpin such
as Heisenberg and a desperate and exploited run-of-the-mill
prostitute. For the sake of argument, I’ll concede such a point. In that
case, the Swedish model applied to drugs would be akin to busting
druggies while turning a blind eye to the activities of struggling
street dealers. Either way, you can’t target demand while completely
This is yet another example of the left absolving women of any and
all responsibility. To hear them tell it, women involved in prostitution
are exploited victims completely devoid of agency. Seldom do we hear
about the enormous economic incentives for women to engage in the flesh
trade. High-end escorts, for example, can make over a grand per hour.
That’s right, in the weakest economy since the Great Depression (the
so-called “recovery” notwithstanding), a woman can make more money
than the overwhelming majority of the population just by being sexually
available. I’ll grant you that she is being objectified, but exploited?
Certainly not. Sure, not all prostitutes are equal – just like not all
drug dealers are equal. Yet the financial allure of both professions is
enough to entice many people to take up those respective trades.
At the end of the day, feminists, SJWs, and even many liberals want
to make having a vagina tantamount to diplomatic immunity. Somehow, I
don’t think that such immunity will be afforded to various street