Amnesty International wants trafficking decriminalized

A friend tells me,

AI USA recently issued a statement supporting the decriminalization of buying sex, though this protects the pimps and buyers more than the women and children. AI Canada is set to vote on the same policy this year.

But, in an age where morality is a user illusion and all value systems are equal, why are the pimps and buyers less worthy of protection than the women and children?

Doesn’t it come down to where progressives can secure the choicest berths in the bureaucracy?

Some don’t agree with AI, for example: An Open Letter to Amnesty International USA: Informed Consent is No Match for Coercion:

Former sex workers admit that where there is adult prostitution, there is child sex trafficking. The fact that Germany, which legalized prostitution and subsequently experienced a spike in human trafficking, needed to ban bestiality because of too many animal deaths due to extreme sexual practices should give us warning about the ramifications of our social policies. People aren’t born with a desire to have sex with animals (it makes no – or extremely little – evolutionary sense). So, how many children had to be abused before the men who need to rape a dog to death no longer felt the same rush when abusing children? We need to think deeply about this while we debate and decide how to best help society, not just the women and children who are enslaved.

Testimony of former workers opposed to the move is offered.

Reality check: The flaw in any such scheme is the notion that everyone is a “rational actor” and moral consideration are optional.

Legalizing prostitution simply makes trafficking in minors easier—the girls most in demand have the least control over what happens to them anyway. And once the practice is accepted as a routine business matter, the use of the minors is merely an infraction. Especially if they are in no position to complain. Would they rather go back to the Third World family who sold them, who thought that getting rid of them for money was a better bargain than raising a dowry?

Almost the only power the prostitute has over her pimp is that he is demonstrably in an illegal position just by doing what he is doing.

The women who are most likely to have any say are the older ones who are less desired. If johns want the older gals, they could try being nice to their wives or women at their social club… but no …

The main reason sex workers are frequent victims of assault and murder is that their business puts them in much more contact with sociopathic male behaviour than the average day job does.

Prediction: The next big progressive move is of course to ask, what’s so wrong with sex with minors anyway? What’s the big deal about the “age of consent”? Then to legitimize it and teach it in Catholic schools.

See also: US media picks up: Toronto father of 7 believes he is six-year-old girl

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is horrific.
    How low AI has sank is unbelievable.
    They need their charitable status revoked in America, and everywhere else.

    • What a world.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      I haven’t supported AI for years, not since I was asked to write a letter in support of a Turkish national who was jailed because he refused to serve in the military (mandatory in Turkey for all adult males) because of his pacifist Quaker religion. I do not believe ANYONE should get an exemption from military service due to religion, not when that same military is charged with protecting them. You can’t have it both ways.

  • Spatchcocked

    About ten years ago on a farm just across the line in Wash. State a farm was providing the animals for bestiality aficionados….one guy wanted Dobbin to make the beast with 2 backs with him…..all filmed of course.
    Dobbin literally killed the depraved degenerate ” bottom” in the encounter.
    Constabulary said they’d never seen or heard of anything like it.
    I’ll bet…….one of those Kyrgyz sausages up the hockey locker would be a tight fit.

    • ntt1

      That was in EEEEEuuuunnuhhmmmm claw, the home of happy horses.There have been several instances in enumclaw, Maybe the local climate makes the horses pushovers, who knows. The degenerate died of a massive tear in his colon., not that there is anything wrong with that of course of course

      • Kathy Prendergast

        Joke about it all you want, but I don’t think the horses are particularly happy about being abused, no matter what form that abuse takes or how dangerous it is for the humans involved.

        • ntt1

          quite right , but you do have to wonder about enumclaw as a region.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Keeping it illegal will in no way diminish the demand. The best way is to license and regulate it to keep out minors, disease and gangsterism while insuring that it is fully consensual and enable sex workers to report violence and abuse to the police without fear of their own arrest, and also keeping it out of sight and not becoming a public nuisance. This works in Nevada.

    • Millie_Woods

      Yes, in Nevada, but as noted above

      “The flaw in any such scheme is the notion that everyone is a “rational actor”.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        That is true of every human endeavor, even science (see global warming), which is why licensing and regulation are necessary in an area open to abuse.

        Meanwhile, it is fun to watch Big Feminism at loggerheads with AI.

  • roccolore

    I call them Shamnesty International.

  • tom_billesley

    Bestiality: “(it makes no – or extremely little – evolutionary sense).”
    Just like homosexuality.

  • Millie_Woods

    AI is just another org that started out with good intentions and was hijacked by progressive degenerates to be used to give their sick agenda a patina of moral authority.

    • Everyone Else

      The problem is that AI takes in more money than it can possibly use in genuine amnesty causes. The more money they collect, the more they push into other areas.

      • Millie_Woods

        Good point. I haven’t been hit up by AI for a donation in years. I’m sure Soros keeps them funded now.

  • reidjr

    There was a pimp case in Ottawa where it was all kids the youngest was i think 13 now if some get there way this would be legal do we really want it to be legal for kids to be able to sell there bodies.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Of course they do, it’s in the Koran.

  • Alain

    Quiet some time ago AI was hijacked by the Left, like most organisations and continues down hill. Perhaps AI should stand for artificial insemination as in having been inseminated by hard-core leftism.

  • The Butterfly

    I don’t donate any money to Amnesty International and neither should you.

    • Alain

      I stopped donating to any of these leftist organisations long ago. There is no shortage of them. Before donating I do my homework to check out what they are really about and where the money actually goes.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    This world is and always has been a horrific place for children who don’t have any adults in their lives who care enough about them to protect them and aren’t lucky enough to come under the care of a charity…for these kids, strictly enforced laws (with penalties severe enough to actually provide a deterrent) protecting minors from exploitation, neglect and abuse and criminalizing prostitution are often the only thing giving them a chance out of a short, miserable life filled with nothing but pain. Obviously such laws do not save every child but at least they make the chances better for such children. No-one who has spent time in the so-called “developing world”, where such throwaway children are a daily sight on the street, can deny this.