Subject: X-post # 8 [end-violence] Re: Strategies against trafficking of women
From: Jyothi Kanics (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 25 1999 - 13:51:45 EST
From: Melissa Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [end-violence] Re: Strategies against trafficking of women
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 21:57:09 -0500
If "Prostitution is nothing more than the buying and selling of women,"
then technically capitalism is nothing more than the buying and selling of
These problems are not going to go away until resource distribution is
more equitable so that it is no longer necessary for women and children to
sell their bodies to the highest bidder.
In the meanwhile, what are the specific laws that we would like to see
legislated and enforced to protect the economically disadvantaged sector
of the population made up of women and children? Can we negotiate a short
list so that we can develop consensus on a specific platform for action?
I'm not an attorney, but am very glad that Dianne Post is.
On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Dianne Post wrote:
>I am an attorney for over 20 years working on women's rights. I
>completely disagree with the Empower approach as it is a continuation of
>the exploitation of women and treating women as objects. It completely
>negates the goal of equality between women and men. I completely agree
>with Laura Astaurias and her approach to not punishing the women while
>working to end the exploitation.
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