Wendy and I have gone back and forth on a number of issues. You can see our latest on spanking in my previous post about Discipline leading to self discipline. Her site, if you go and visit, advertises the fact that it wants prostitution decriminalized. Today, this very sad and sick article shows where her kind of logic ends up. I quote from the Telegraph in the UK:
A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing “sexual services” at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners – who must pay tax and employee health insurance – were granted access to official databases of jobseekers.
So basically, the government declared that this woman must work at a brothel or be forced to come off of unemployment. How would you like this choice? The government says you must use your body this way, or else you can no longer be supported while finding another job.
“There is now nothing in the law to stop women from being sent into the sex industry,” said Merchthild Garweg, a lawyer from Hamburg who specialises in such cases. “The new regulations say that working in the sex industry is not immoral any more, and so jobs cannot be turned down without a risk to benefits.”
Do you see what he’s saying? Since prostitution is no longer immoral in Germany, women are being sent to the sex industry. If you find that appalling, check out the next snippet:
Miss Garweg said that women who had worked in call centres had been offered jobs on telephone sex lines. At one job centre in the city of Gotha, a 23-year-old woman was told that she had to attend an interview as a “nude model”, and should report back on the meeting. Employers in the sex industry can also advertise in job centres, a move that came into force this month. A job centre that refuses to accept the advertisement can be sued.
So, basically, the call centre can protect these women, but if they don’t place people they don’t get paid, and more and more brothels are placing ads.
It starts out as “we want the choice” and ends up “you have to do this or lose unemployment.” Watch Europe and what happens there, because they are a good indicator of what could happen here if we lose our moral standings!