Friday, October 31, 2008

A Loss for Words

Selling Slavery

My associate Melissa Farley is noted in this article about San Francisco's ballot measure to legalize prostitution. In my view, it cuts through the fog surrounding the lethal proposition that women and children -- trafficked from Asia for sex slavery -- can be better protected by making pimps and traffickers legitimate businessmen.

That proposition, as noted, has not proven to be the case--anywhere. Instead, legalizing this gross violation of human rights has always led to an increase in violence against impoverished women and children.

As if that wasn't enough, the fact that this crime against humanity is disproportionately destroying aboriginal peoples leaves me at a loss for words.


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