Wednesday, May 07, 2008

We live in a screwed up world!

Extract taken from age article about interviews conducted with men who use prostitutes:

Nonetheless, most men said they viewed their interaction with prostitutes as a business contract in which payment entitles them to treat the women any way they like. Women surrender the right to say no to anything once they accept a customer's money, many said.

"Prostitutes are a product, like cereal," said one man. "You go to the grocery, pick the brand you want, and pay for it. It's business."


Claire said...

That is a very concerning attitude! I am alarmed that someone could put a human in the same category as a box of cereal!

I wonder if the men knew of someone in that trade that they had an emotional attment to, like a sister or daughter, perhaps they would view things a little differently.

Theresa said...

Reading that makes me want to yell out f-words gallore.

It's those comments that make the links between feminism and veganism and capitalism the most apparent to me, though. The fact that something has a life and exists simply for the sake of its own existence is completely nullified once money enters the picture.

kristy said...

Claire, I agree it is concerning.

Theresa, I did say a few f words when I read it.