Friday, November 21, 2008

Grow up, Jacqui Smith

This article is an excellent response to our 'Home Secretary's latest bid to lacerate the legal system in order to win the approval of the feminist harpies who constitute her support base.

"Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, under whose care all these lost girls are found, is not interested in prostitutes. Not really. She hasn't actually ever met one, or personally canvassed an opinion from one.

This week, she announced that her focus is on the men who use their services instead. And like the casino doorman, she turns a coy, blind eye to the antics of the independent high-class hooker and escort girl.

Smith has just unveiled a steaming mess of new laws aimed at criminalising men who pay for sex with trafficked or exploited women. Ignorance of the girl's background will be no defence for punters, and men who knowingly pay for sex with trafficked women may be charged with rape.

You may ask yourself how a commercial transaction, no matter how distasteful or amoral it may seem to others, can be suddenly reclassified as rape. Answer: it can't.

This is just the worst kind of gesture politics from a politician desperate to recast herself in the rosy glow of sexual reform. Patronisingly, she sees every prostitute as a helpless victim. And to the suggestion that many 'trafficked' women are actually just economic migrants, she says: 'I do not buy that argument.' End of.
Men need to think twice about paying for sex, says the Home Secretary, who wants to obliterate the sex industry by strangling demand for it - rather like trying to stop tooth decay by banning the baking of cupcakes.

Do you know, her naivety would be endearing, if it wasn't so petty and dangerous. Jacqui, there are lots of things that men need to think twice about, but as they usually go right ahead and please themselves anyway, what is the point?

Smith's mad ramblings and ideals, forged in the hairy armpit heat of Seventies feminism and untrammelled by a sliver of practical common sense ever since, make me want to scream. All she will succeed in doing is driving the trafficked women further underground - making them more vulnerable to deeper depravity - and undermining the country's rape laws while she is at it.

In all the years of New Labour lunacy, in all their obsessive, spirit-sapping social tinkering, has there ever been anything quite so mad, or ill thought out?
This country is in a bigger mess than it has been since the war. Toddlers are murdered in their cots. Teenagers are shot going home from school. Half a million migrants poured into the UK last year - and that's just the official number - while hundreds of businesses are going bust every day.

And what is the Government doing to stop the rot? Getting its knickers in a twist about prostitution. It is indeed true that women have been trafficked across borders and are being held as sex slaves in this country. This is a dreadful business, but it is a criminal matter, not a civic one".


Davout said...

She reminds me of Carrie Nation and the other loony women in the Temperance Movement who went militant trying to stop men from drinking in the pre-prohibition era.

Heretic said...

Feminists have not learned the lessons of Prohibition - a disaster that they themselves were instrumental in creating. The situation today in the UK with regard to prostitution is indeed Prohibition, and with the same dire consequences. Making such a trade illegal does not stamp it out - it just makes it more dangerous by delivering it into the hands of organised crime. Implementing Prohibition is the same as giving criminal gangs a Royal Charter. Feminists do not care about the welfare of prostitutes; this is obvious from the fact that they consistently ignore the opinions and advice of prostitutes' organisations. All they care about is themselves.

Miss Ondrya said...

Sex makes you unfree. People laugh when I say that, but many more men will come to that conclusion.

steve said...

I heard a couple of interviews with Smith yesterday.

she kept talking about how labour had tried to tackle the pimps and the prostitutes (but failed), so now they are going after the men, because, she argued, its the demand which creates the trafficking and enslavement of (all) women in the sex industry, which simply isnt true.

yesterdays 8:10 'Today' program podcast has a female represtentative of 'the english collective of prostitutes' arguing against Smith, quote "most women are not working for pimps, most women are not trafficked, the figures that the government peddles that says 80% of women working in prostitution are victims of trafficking are completely fabricated, they just make them up."

what I want to know is if these laws do come in, where is all this pent up sexual frustration going to be released? because its not just going to go away.

not understanding fundamental questions of this type is typical of this feminised labour-left government.

news just in:

Hazel Blears warning about the dangers of the rise in popularity of the British National Party.

from BBC newsonline 'White working-class voters turn to the British National Party because they feel ignored by mainstream parties, the communities secretary has said.'

you just couldnt make it up.

its her and her fellow loonies that have made the BNP an attractive prospect.

get these women OUT.

Heretic said...

Thanks for that link. Everyone should listen to that.

laura agustin said...

The Guardian sidelined my own article the day this news came out but it is still available; please check out The Shadowy World of Sex across Borders at
And my website and book. I've got 15 years' experience researching this while Smith has none!
Best, Laura Agustín

Heretic said...

Laura, Thanks. That is a stunning article.