Thursday, July 3, 2008

4 Dollars A Gallon Leads To Prostitution

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According to Cincinnati.com, Angela R. Eversole, 34, of Fort Wright, is accused of prostitution and doing business without an occupational license.

Kenneth A. Nowak, 50, of Avon, Ind., told police they met at the hotel Friday night for a sexual liaison, according to the arrest report. The report says he paid her with a $100 gas card and other gifts.

"When people are selling their bodies for gas, that's pretty sad," said Ken Easterling, chief prosecutor in the Kenton County Attorney's Office.

Yes it is horrible that someone would be reduced to trading their bodies for sex but with the cost of essential needs rising more and more are going to be reduced to this kind of activity. I find it particularly telling that he commented on this, and yet had no compunction about making sure that Angela was charged with a crime.

Fort Wright Police Chief Dan Kreinest said, "We're looking to make a point to people in that business that they're not welcome,"

Yes that dirty, dirty business, but where are these women to go? This is more of the same, "not in my backyard mentality" that is so common throughout society. Chase away the dirty whores but do nothing in regard to changing their material circumstances in the first place. As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to rise can we really afford to keep criminalizing activity that offers women a chance of procuring subsistence needs?


This is a complete misdirection and blinds us as to who the true criminals in our society are. Why are we not prosecuting the heads of industry who have made their fortune exploiting the masses....that's right the money gouging oil executives? How about the politicians who routinely cut taxes for the richest amongst us? What about Walmart..king of gender discrimination, and illegal work practices? How about Monsanto, who with their GMO foods are destroying our food supply? No the real criminals are these over exploited women who have the temerity to sell the only commodity they have, their bodies. We are to turn our backs on the social injustice that leads to situations like this, forever blind to the imbalance of capitalism. No, not in my backyard, there is only room there for the indebted purchases that I have made to support a system that is intent on squeezing every last bit if humanity out of the proletarian class. When we remove moral judgement from the activity of the sex trade, and simply examine it within the relations of trade how indeed can we fault these women for their struggles?


5 comments:

Danny said...

Its a fact that oil companies have been reporting constantly rising profits in recent years. My question is, "Why are gas prices constantly rising and where is that money going?" Sadly I think I know the and answer to that already.

julie said...

This is a hard one, to me.

A woman has the right to decide over her own body. She can be a prostitute if she wants.

She can prostitute for money, a home, gifts or a petrol card. It matters not what price she gets as long as she has consented to it.

We might not like a woman's choice but choice is what the feminists before us fought for.

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But as for those big oil tycoons, well IMO they are right on time. Chaos and crime will increase as poverty increases which will give our kings at war an excuse to chip all us humans. lol

http://tinyurl.com/yp4xku

This one is interesting. Speaks of feminism also.

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Some say it is the Saudi Arabs who are driving up the price of oil. That the Americans and English made the Oil fields and paid for the lines but the Saudi want to own it.

These are our kings at war.

http://tinyurl.com/6yhphx

Renee said...

@julie
We might not like a woman's choice but choice is what the feminists before us fought for.

The point is that though we try and conceive of prostitution as a choice it really is not. Most prostitutes have been sexually abused. Many women resort to prostitution to mitigate back breaking poverty. With these two factors alone we cannot legitimately call it a choice, it is constrained by too many circumstances.

julie said...

@ Renee,

We might not like a woman's choice but choice is what the feminists before us fought for.

The point is that though we try and conceive of prostitution as a choice it really is not. Most prostitutes have been sexually abused. Many women resort to prostitution to mitigate back breaking poverty. With these two factors alone we cannot legitimately call it a choice, it is constrained by too many circumstances.

Umm, er,....

This is very incorrect information you have been given.

If I could do my life again, I would be a prostitute. I would go right to the top buyers.

I won't be telling women to do it but I sure wish someone had told me.

Oops, correction. I did try to be a prostitute when I was 16. When I saw the life style and the amount of money they were making, I was knocking on the door of a parlour. But they wouldn't accept me. Mind you I did look young.

And then I have been a prostitute in other ways. I have used sex to gain. I can't deny it.

No abuse issues around this. Sex sells. And it pays good money as well as other things.

julie said...

@Renee,

I just have to add this.

This is not about men having something over women.

Gay men pay big money for boys and lesbians pay big money for girls too.

They make more money than heterosexuals as they do not have families to consider. (excuse me, generalising again)

Couples also pay. Bug time.

This is the world that has been created. Sex is all we are about and as a humanist you should be pro this.

We are just animals in the one sense but we are freedom from the patriarchy now. Sex is all we are worth.

All these careers are just trimmings.