This is part of something that fell out of my copy of the Observer today. Amnesty International's latest campaign is against the trafficking of women for prostitution. If you have read my recent posts, such as Traffic Noise and Legalise Prostitution, you will know that:
- The current moral panic over the 'traffic in female sex-slaves' is the latest incarnation of the Victorian moral panic over the supposed 'white slave trade'. Historians have debunked this myth already.
- Most prostitutes are not trafficked.
- Most people who are trafficked are not prostitutes. Most of them are in fact men.
- Traffickees are trafficked voluntarily, and pay for the privilege. Abductions are rare.
- Most prostitutes who are trafficked fully intend to work as prostitutes, but they are often lied to about their working conditions.
- The only way to significantly improve conditions for prostitutes - and to eliminate coercion - is to legalise the industry.
Amnesty is clearly jumping on the latest moral bandwagon in an attempt, either dishonest or naive, to attract funding from middle-class feminists, the kind of people who read the Observer.
I will start supporting Amnesty when:-
- They start admitting that most political prisoners are men.
- They start admitting that most torture victims are men.
- They start admitting that most executed prisoners are men.
- They concern themselves with male military conscription, especially that of boys.
- They concern themselves with male genital mutilation as well as female.
- They concern themselves with male industrial deaths.
- They concern themselves with the neglect of male health problems by governments.
Better still, they should not concern themselves with 'gender issues' at all, and instead stick to their original, very noble, agenda, of ending torture and execution.
I am not saying they should ignore human rights abuses against women, but they should tell the truth. Their current feminist-dominated agenda is a gross misrepresentation of the facts. I advocate that you should not support Amnesty International as long as it continues to act as a gender-feminist mouthpiece.