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Old 06-15-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Angry Boycott the World Cup Prostitution

This is just disgusting:

http://www.c-fam.org/wc-findmore.htm

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,...914049,00.html


Thousands of sex slaves are being imported to "service" men during the World Cup games. Sounds like the "comfort women" of Japan all over again.

The problem is apparently nothing new, but no less tragic and horrible in its promotion of human misery. Makes me mad!

As if the sport wasn't already besmirched enough with all the drunken violence from fans...


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Old 06-15-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Do you know what percentage of them are forced into it? Forced prostitution is an issue not nearly dealt with enough these days, not even by feminists :/


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Old 06-16-2006, 01:07 AM   #3
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How exactly is prostitution slavery? Especially in Germany, I highly doubt they lack a choice.


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Old 06-16-2006, 01:14 AM   #4
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How exactly is prostitution slavery? Especially in Germany, I highly doubt they lack a choice.
Don't you remember that story about a lady who had to prostitute or lose welfare?



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Old 06-16-2006, 01:33 AM   #5
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I had thought they overturned that.


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Old 06-16-2006, 04:32 AM   #6
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the sex tourism industry

It's called human trafficking, the slave trade of the 21st century.

Debts to pay? Sell a human being... it's sick.

Some more information:

http://www.catwinternational.org/

http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/ENGIOR610242004

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_prostitution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_tourism


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Old 06-19-2006, 08:17 PM   #7
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It is sick, and I'd be boycotting the World Cup, had I been planning to watch it...but I'm not much of a soccer fan anyway. Been watching the college world series elimination rounds instead.


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Old 06-20-2006, 01:48 AM   #8
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I agree its sick and disgusting, but "boycott the World Cup?" I think I missed something. Are the promoters of the WC bringing in the sex slaves? Or perhaps its Anheuser-Busch, the primary sponsor. And if it is not either of these entities; and if we're to boycott the WC in order to apply economic pressure on the event that is central to the slavers that are taking advantage of a money-making opportunity, should we not then boycott Anheuser-Busch and not buy another Budweiser?

THIS would have more of an economic effect that boycotting an event that will air whether we choose to watch it or not.

But, perhaps its easier for an American to call for the boycott of a non-American event than to call for the boycott of an all-American beer!

I modify the call for boycott: Boycott the World Cup and Anheuser-Busch! Don't buy Budweiser beer products! The sponsor of the World Cup is contributing to the sex-slave trade!


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Old 06-20-2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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I agree its sick and disgusting, but "boycott the World Cup?" I think I missed something. Are the promoters of the WC bringing in the sex slaves? Or perhaps its Anheuser-Busch, the primary sponsor. And if it is not either of these entities; and if we're to boycott the WC in order to apply economic pressure on the event that is central to the slavers that are taking advantage of a money-making opportunity, should we not then boycott Anheuser-Busch and not buy another Budweiser?

THIS would have more of an economic effect that boycotting an event that will air whether we choose to watch it or not.

But, perhaps its easier for an American to call for the boycott of a non-American event than to call for the boycott of an all-American beer!

I modify the call for boycott: Boycott the World Cup and Anheuser-Busch! Don't buy Budweiser beer products! The sponsor of the World Cup is contributing to the sex-slave trade!
A good point actually. Many boycotts cover a network of products rather than just one for a short time. I'll gladly support a boycott Anheuser-Busch as well (I don't drink beer anyway). The event and the product(s) together account for a huge amount of money and publicity. I wouldn't suggest going to the Cup and just avoiding the prostitute tents as an effective way to promote human rights.

Can we count you in then, Skin?


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Old 06-20-2006, 12:11 PM   #10
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I've been boycotting Budweiser for years, so I'm way ahead of you.

Lucky for me Corona and Dos XX's aren't sponsoring anything


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Old 06-20-2006, 01:14 PM   #11
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Yep. Many people agree Bud sucks, period.

Now that we've weeded out any possible hypocrisy...

FIFA says: "It's not our responsibility."

So again, the burden falls on us.

Clearly boycotting beer and sport are really touchy issues (since these are the most popular things since... ever). It's been suggested to me that people should write letters to the German authorities and such "instead."

Whatever suits your conscience best I say, better than doing nothing and sending euros to support this crap.


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Old 06-20-2006, 10:21 PM   #12
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Or you could, you know, not get hookers when you go to Germany?

What do you expect FIFA to do? Unleash the soccer teams on the pimps and have a battle to the death?

Sure, this isn't exactly a good thing, but blaming FIFA, and expecting them to magically fix it doesn't seem very wise to me. Why not protest to the actual government that legalized it? Why not "Boycott Germany" instead?
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:06 AM   #13
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Boycott Germany? Because of what? That some twit(s) decided the World Cup would take place here? Or because some others want to make money (which way ever) out of it? Because it would not happen somewhere else?

Also, I fail to see how the supply appears to be more of a problem instead of the demand.


Seriously, this is bollocks.

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:57 PM   #14
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Well er... boycotting the WC means missing a lot of damn good soccer.

It sucks that Germany has legal prostitution, maybe we should start sending letters to their government or something rather than trying to boycott the what, 2nd largest international affair besides the Olympics




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Old 06-21-2006, 04:24 PM   #15
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Recommended read of the week if you're interested in slavery. It's about Craig Kielburner, human-rights-activist, travelling Asia to fight against child labour. As such, of course it's focus is children forced to work for various reasons, but it has a chapter on Thai child-prostitution as well. It speaks of children being kidnapped from their villages in large numbers and forced to have sex in the cities.

Once again, I whole-heartedly recommend it.

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It sucks that Germany has legal prostitution
Any why is that, exactly?

This should probably be made its own thread as it's off-topic and such a large issue, but... Do you really think it's going to do a thing to criminalize prostitution? It's not like prostitutes are selling their bodies for fun. It's not as if they have a choice, more than the people made to fight each others in the late Bumfight (I shall sorely miss it -it was a great monument of evil exploitation of poverty) or work for fifty cents a 10-hour day in factories at the age of nine. If you want to end prostitution, help the prostitutes. They need aid, not jail-time and a criminal record on top of all their other problems.

Banning the buying of sex, however, appeals a little more to me. Punish the people taking advantage of the victim's desperate need for money, rather than the victim him/herself.

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Old 06-21-2006, 05:42 PM   #16
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Well er... boycotting the WC means missing a lot of damn good soccer.
No such thing as "good soccer" first of all.

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It sucks that Germany has legal prostitution, maybe we should start sending letters to their government or something rather than trying to boycott the what, 2nd largest international affair besides the Olympics
As far as I know, Germany did not legalize sex slavery/forced prostitution. Nothing wrong with having legal, consensual prostitution (it being illegal is stupid and counterproductive). If a woman wants to sell herself for sex to make cash, fine by me; it's her body, and if she wants to take the risks, I don't care.
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Yeah I'm with TK, I'm not here to debate the LEGALITY of prostitution, only the trafficking of human beings and the abuse and exploitation of women through it in Germany, brought about due to the percieved demand for more prostitutes because of the World Cup.

If you want to argue about prostitution ITSELF in general, best do that in another, seperate thread.


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Old 06-21-2006, 11:24 PM   #18
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I disagree, but that's for another thread that I'm too lazy to make.

Anyway, not gonna get very far boycotting World Cup

And TK, stupid American!!!




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Old 06-29-2006, 11:21 AM   #19
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I don't think the world cup sponsors or organisers can be blamed for criminal gangs increasing their activity because they have more potential customers.

The governments and police probably need to do more to crack down on this kind of thing, but its probably a lot harder to prove than something like drug smuggling. Hence why it is booming.



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Old 06-30-2006, 06:20 PM   #20
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I don't think the world cup sponsors or organisers can be blamed for criminal gangs increasing their activity because they have more potential customers.

The governments and police probably need to do more to crack down on this kind of thing, but its probably a lot harder to prove than something like drug smuggling. Hence why it is booming.
Well they should get out there and check prostitute liscenses and visas or however it is they check legal prostitutes. I mean they have setup tents for "relief."


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Old 07-05-2006, 08:31 PM   #21
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:46 AM   #22
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Indeed.

I'd think that having legal brothels would severley drive down the price that any illegal, forced prostitutes could demand... meaning it wouldn't be as profitable for the men who would be transportng them and forcing them to work.



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