Monday, March 8, 2010

What's a Prostitute got to do with it?

Everyone has heard of prostitutes. According to the dictionary, a prostitute is:

1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
2. a man who engages in such activity, esp in homosexual practices
3. a person who offers his talent or work for unworthy purposes

We see "prostitutes" in any number of situations: on the street soliciting would-be buyers, in the strip clubs offering a little extra for a lot extra, in the massage parlors where a buyer can get a "special" massage.

Now, according to Refdesk, the term "victim" is:

1. a person or thing that suffers harm, death, etc., from another or from some adverse act, circumstance, etc. victims of tyranny
2. a person who is tricked or swindled; dupe
3. a living person or animal sacrificed in a religious rite

How many women do you know who actually chose the life of a prostitute. Granted, there are some. But the majority of women and girls out there selling their bodies for money are NOT prostitutes - they are victims!

From the earliest days of any rudimentary society, women have been the "weaker" sex. They have been dominated by men, forced to live in men's shadows, at the mercy of the rules of society that men created for their own entertainment and well-being.

And in the year 2010, it is still happening!

Women have come a long way since those medeival days. But, just how far exactly? The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s shot equal rights for women to the forefront of mainstream society's mind. On the surface, everything looks great, wonderful. We may even have a woman for president in a few years.

But, what about those prostitutes? The ones society thinks of as dirty, soiled, disease-infested. What about her? Do you think if she'd had a choice she would have chosen that life? Would you? Do you think if she'd been offered a way out of her abused childhood, if someone had taken a positive interest in her, that she would have succumbed to the life of a prostitute? We can't really say for sure. But most likely, not.

Most of the prostitutes you see could have had a better life, which, under our US Constitution, is our man-made right. But so many of them have been suppressed and oppressed by the whims of men and women who have nothing but hate, greed, and evil in their hearts. And yet, the majority of our modern-day society just looks the other way - or even takes an active role in these womens' and childrens' suffering.

In my humble opinion, a prostitute is a person (man or woman) who sells their body for money of their own free will!

A prostituted victim is a person (man or woman or child) who sells their body for money under threat of violence from another (a pimp).

It's time this modern-day, educated society we must STOP thinking of prostitutes as willing - most are victims.

It's our time to take back what we've lost! Take back what they've lost!

It's YOUR time to take a stand against evil and atrosities that are committed against the weaker sex and children.

Get angry!

Don't stand for it!

Get involved!