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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Anti-sex trafficking bill passes. Craigslist hardest hit

Congress passed a bill to battle those who force children into prostitution. This has angered those who profit off prostitution in general. Vice News calls the bill FOSTA.

"But a broad coalition of activists argue FOSTA won’t help fight sex trafficking. Instead, they say, it will hurt people who consensually sell sexual services, forcing websites to shutter in order to avoid litigation and endangering sex workers’ ability to do their jobs safely," Vice News reported.

So?

Why should we enable people to break the law "safely"?

Let's get real. We banned prostitution, pornography, and illicit drugs for very good reasons. They harm society. Those "who consensually sell sexual services" are breaking the law just as much as people who cross our borders without permission.

I agree that adults selling sex is better than adults selling children to have sex.

But that does not make the former right. Or legal. Or worth defending.

"On Thursday, Craigslist preemptively shut down its entire Personals section, including its Casual Encounters forum. That same day, Reddit changed its content policies, banning users from using Reddit to 'solicit or facilitate any transaction or gift involving certain goods and services,' including 'paid services involving physical sexual contact.' At least four subreddits that dealt with sex — r/Escorts, r/MaleEscorts, r/Hookers, and r/SugarDaddy — were shut down for violating those changed policies," Vice News reported.

Reddit briefly shut down a subreddit (user section) that suported Donald Trump, and is hostile to it.

But using the site to break the law? No problem.

"Now, sex workers who provide illegal services will likely have to spend time and money — if they have it — rebranding themselves and moving their online personas to websites that aren’t hosted in the United States, said Eden Newmar, a sex worker and organizer in Chicago," Vice News reported.

Congress passed the bill to protect children from being forced into prostitution. The action by Craigslist, Reddit, and others shows they profited from the prostitution of children.

That they want to block the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act by pointing to how this will hurt other law-breaking prostitutes indicates that there was a lot of money being made peddling pedophilia. We are a sicker nation than we realize.

The president's signature on this legislation will begin our healing.

9 comments:

  1. Having watched -and tried to do something about-a family destroyed by a predatory pedophile who was big time into child pron, children will be saved by this..
    BTW the Predictor fell a tree on himself...

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  2. "We banned prostitution, pornography, and illicit drugs for very good reasons. They harm society."

    So that's why no one can find any drugs for sale anywhere, and pornography is a relic of the dim, distant past? Riiiight. I can only hope that this new law does what it's intended to do, but I'm sure not holding my breath.

    Prohibition worked so well too, didn't it.

    It may be that pimps are celebrating; now the women who offer these services can't advertise their wares on their own, so they'll have to get a pimp to represent them. Oh, that's illegal? Do tell!

    Much as I dislike the idea of prostitution, it's been around for a long long time. Free speech hasn't been around nearly that long, and it's under severe threat right now; that's much more of a concern to me. YMMV.

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  3. Everybody knows the Christian place to meet prostitutes is a Trump golf resort. Don "The John" Trump isn't a very savvy shopper, though. Forecast still a bit Stormy for the Spray Tanned One.

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  4. Why so much whining from Democrats about this?
    You can still BE a Democrat.
    You just can't PUBLICLY ACT like a Democrat.
    What's the problem with that?

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  5. Don, you need a better class of troll. I keep seeing rejects from LGF.

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  6. "The president's signature on this legislation will begin our healing."

    No more than any other prohibition law.

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  7. It's destroying our nation. The enemy within. Happy to see some progress made.

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