Friday, January 13, 2012

Pornography and Patriarchy (audio)

Sunsara Taylor (Stop Patriarchy); Michael Slate (KPFK, Friday, Feb. 13, 2012, 10 am)
() There is a global business in sex trafficking, modern slavery forcing young women into prostitution in America and Europe. Elena and Vara, two sisters from Europe's poorest country, Moldova, leave to start a new life in London. They soon realize the bitter reality: They have been sold to sex traffickers. The reverberations of their story show the involvement of American big business and corrupt international peacekeepers in Europe.
As the anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, Sunsara Taylor talks on ending pornography and patriarchy, both of which entail the enslavement of men and the degradation of women. The issue encompasses more than sex, which we are all fine with. It takes in sexual slavery, impotence, government control, sexism, abuses by the military and clergy, the loss of contraceptives and civil liberties. DOWNLOAD

Pro-sex? Is Scandinavian society the most progressive of all?

It is easy to speak in abstractions and say that prostitution should be legal and that if someone wants to work in the sex trade, they should be able to. Sex workers should be protected. But this is not even one percent of the reality. Adults are not making decisions for themselves. Yet this is the story the mainstream media makes much of while virtually ignoring what really happens.

Angelina Jolie tried to tell the story and suddenly she was not paid much attention to. Had she written another "Pretty Woman," even without American Hindu Julia Roberts or Buddhist Richard Gere, she would be all over the talk show circuit, red carpets, and TMZ.

That is an example of how the mainstream media is complicit, ignoring the fact that the American military and US companies are involved in sex trafficking, child molestation, rape, and pimping. Sunsara Taylor exposes the madness and is, in turn, attacked by fair and balanced men like FOX News' Bill O'Reilly.

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