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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Sexual exploitation isn't a right.

To combat forcing women and children into sexual slavery, Congress passed a bill aimed at stopping the advertisement of the prostitution of these sexual exploited people.

This has elitists upset.

Oh gosh, you know how much that upsets me.
It upsets me not at all. We have the most incompetent elitists in the world.

Lawfare weighed in. The bill's acronym is FOSTA.

"FOSTA (known in a previous form as SESTA, or the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides tech companies immunity from most liability for publishing third-party content. Currently, only federal criminal law, intellectual property laws, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act fall outside the immunity provision," Lawfare said.

Not holding publishers accountable for "third-party content" -- usually advertising -- is rather iffy to me, especially as many publications reject ads. That action should make them responsible for all ads they accept.

"For the first time in twenty years, FOSTA carves out an additional statutory exception for that immunity. The idea is that online platforms should face the same liability for enabling illegal sex-trafficking, as offline outlets do," Lawfare said.

So we allowed on the Internet what we did not allow elsewhere. And Craigslist and others made lots of money. Ending that billion-dollar favor caused them to shut down the ability to advertise child prostitution.

The argument against FOSTA is that without a place to advertise, prostitutes will be in danger.

Meanwhile, the federal government finally shut down Backpage using old laws.

"Federal authorities have taken down Backpage.com, a major classified advertising website that has been repeatedly accused of enabling prostitution and sex trafficking of minors," the New York Times said.

The president the pussyhats hate is actually doing what the Fake Feminist president refused to do. Trump is fighting the exploitation of women and children. Making it impossible to advertise the peddling of flesh does more for women than anything NOW has done.

"Backpage has been under increasing pressure in recent years, in part because it featured ads that included what child advocates said were code words for underage girls, including Amber Alert," the Times said.

The exploitation of women and children was quite lucrative.

"Revenue at Backpage increased to $135 million in 2014 from $5.3 million in 2008, according to a Senate report last year. More than 90 percent of the earnings came from adult ads, the California Department of Justice found," the Times said.

The Washington Free Beacon reported why Obama was reluctant to go after this web site.

"Jim Larkin, a former co-owner of Backpage, gave a $5,400 contribution on July 26, 2016, to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising effort between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and more than 30 state Democratic parties. The money was then transferred to Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee," the Free Beacon reported on October 1.

"The campaign appears to have not returned the money to Larkin, a search of Federal Election Commission records shows."

The way to end sex exploitation is to end demand. A civilized society should have outgrown prostitution by now.

21 comments:

  1. If feminism is defending "sex work" then feminism has completely lost its way.

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    1. When you enter the Leftie "value zone" all sorts of weird things happen. I recall a few years back that a German woman was in danger of losing her unemployment benefits. The problem? Sex work had been (legally) destigmatized. It was considered a job like any other. If you were not willing to accept a sex-worker job (I think in this case masturbatory "massage" not intercourse), well, you clearly shouldn't be on the public dole.
      Sick. But typical of Leftie unintended consequences.
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    2. When was its way anything but the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Left?

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    3. It is just acknowledging that the "liberated" woman, ie a single mom who slept around, has no marketable skills, and has a personality so bad that dating, let alone marriage is out of the question, needs a way to get ahead even if it means giving.
      Seriously, what kind of man would marry Kathy Griffin? I have yet to meet a liberal woman I would be able to live with. Lucky for America that most of them had some sort of marketable skill. Unlucky for America, many were teachers.

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  2. No shit! On the other hand, feminism lost its way long before Internet sex came along.

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  3. "...there is no obvious, low-barrier-to-entry, high-return(ish) place for people to advertise sex work & that is especially bad for the most vulnerable communities, including sex trafficking victims." Sounds like she's FOR helping abuse sex trafficking victims.

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    1. "helping" them to find employers?

      This sounds like, oh, I don't know, "you can't arrest illegals ... because if they are afraid to come forward they can't help the police fight crime. Yeah! Right! That's the ticket!"

      JimNorCal

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  4. "...that is especially bad for the most vulnerable communities, including sex trafficking victims"

    This statement makes no sense at all. The women and kids who are trafficking victims are endangered BECAUSE there's a place for the perverts to advertise. This woman is pimping on behalf of the immoral exploitation of other people. She should be buried in sand up to her neck and stoned for her beliefs.

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    1. It makes no sense at all for a normal human. For leftists, up is down and down is up.

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  5. If Trump said today that he opposed cannibalism, tomorrow there would be hordes of leftists eating each other while CNN cameras rolled.

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  6. "Free Bacon?!" I'm moving to Washington! - Elric

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    1. Um, I was just testing you.
      That's the ticket!

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    2. Your mind is still on yesterday - a fine top-down day. - Elric

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  7. "Ending that billion-dollar favor caused them to shut down the ability to advertise child prostitution."

    It shuts down a lot more than that.

    This is all pretty shabby reasoning to justify heavy-handed government restriction on speech.

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    1. I tend to agree with you, tom swift.

      There are times I'd like to visit Washington, just to see the Constitution. It's in The National Archives Museum; we don't use its wisdom, but we are still allowed to see it. It's good to know that the document is well-preserved, in a museum where it belongs, isn't it?

      Free speech is such a bother, it's a wonder it's been allowed for so long. I'm sure we'll all get along much better, once we are told what we are allowed to say, and what we are allowed to advertise.

      It's also good to know that now prostitution is stamped out! Now, there won't be any women or girls offering their wares on the streetcorners, just like there aren't any drug sellers there. Why don't we make the whole country a "Gun-Free Zone," while we're at it?

      Then there won't be any more killings, and wouldn't that be a good thing too!

      Yes, this passing-of-laws is sure a fine thing! I never realized it was so easy to make people safe from sin! Why, I'm amazed it wasn't done long ago, aren't you?

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  8. A civilized society should have outgrown prostitution by now? Pssst, you might want to share that with Don "the John" Trump. Trump claims he did not know about the $130,000 his lawyer Michael Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels. How can he be a party to a NDA that he didn't know about? Why does he have an NDA with a sex worker?

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    1. Guess what: no one cares. Given the first mission of a porn star is attention-seeking, it amazes me that anyone gives a damn what she's got to say.

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    2. Your tears are sweet to us.

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    3. Why did HIS ATTORNEY have an NDA with a sex worker? Because HIS ATTORNEY knew an accusation from this woman, however outrageous a lie, coming just before the election, could have had an impact on the vote. The money offered is a pittance for AN ATTORNEY who has undoubtedly been on a lucrative retainer to Trump for years. It was a strategic decision by THE ATTORNEY, nothing more than that as far as anyone can tell at this juncture. But if I were Trump's attorney, I'd be looking around to see which Democrat is behind this extortion scheme. It has Dem fingerprints all over it; it's their SOP. It's so Obama-like.

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  9. Prostitution will never be outgrown. It was here before civilization and it will be here long after.

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