Okay, this is just ignorant. I don't mean "you're a stupid head". I mean, that is a case of relating things that are in now way related. Human trafficking is slavery. It has absolutely nothing to do with feminism.
If you really believe that, then you probably misunderstand the concept of feminism. Really, how many male
sex slaves are there? So this phenomenon is interwined with male sexism.
The people to blame are the slavers.
That's only half the truth. What about the customers? Aren't they essentially rapists? What kind of society makes men into such monsters? That's where feminism comes in. If there are no customers, there will be no prostitution.
Yes, a huge majority of human trafficking is for sex slaves. They are not "practically sex slaves", they are. There is also human trafficking for Mexican slaves, and yes I said slaves. And actually, trafficking people from south of the border to slave on farms is probably more common than sex slaves in the US.
You are right there, the whole slavery issue has to do with economical structures more than anything else. But in the case of prostitution, sexism is also a factor.
If you are content to live a simpler life there is no reason a family cannot work fewer hours and spend more time collectively.
There we disagree, but that's a wholly different discussion.
Sex is natural. Yes, some people are perverts or sex addicts, taking away the women they look at legally would only lead to more crimes. Trying to deny this is the problem. If these things were legal as they are in Las Vegas, it would be much healthier, safer, and less harmful to people's mental health.
Uh, no. Getting turned on by other people is natural, seeing them as sex objects isn't. It isn't healthy to assume that the opposite sex exists only for your pleasure. Women are expected to look not just aestetically pleasant, but sexy - they are expected
to be that way. Men are subconsciously "trained" by the media to think like this, and then many of them try to treat women like that in their everyday lives. This breaks down communication between the sexes.
If you're telling me that the only women can breast feed and men can't is because society says so, well.... That of course is an extreme example. Yes, there are other ways to feed children and useful items like breast pumps, that does not change the fact that it is a very obvious example of how we ARE different. There is a reason that most sports separate sex also. People ARE willing to make exceptions and allow women to compete with men (see the very publicized events of the woman golfer in a men's league). I mean, look at Olympic records for gods sake. If women and men competed side by side, women would be prevented from participate in many events because their times were not on par with men's. It's not sexist, it's right there in the numbers.
Would I like to see events that have both sexes competing? Hell yes, I went to a school that had 2 girls on the football team and I loved watching one of them kick the crap out of a shit talker on the other team. I also love gymnastics (yeah I'll say it, I don't care) because it is an awesome display of what people can do and how they can physically represent art in ways that are normally thought to be reserved to, well, art. I would love to watch teams of men and women and not see them separate, but there is a reason that certain events are specific to only one sex, they are more physically suited.
And last on this point, look at the human form itself. I will use art here because it's what I know so I won't sound foolish. There are ways that you can easily distinguish between men and women because they ARE physically different. Men usually have wider shoulders, women wider hips. There are other things, but I'll just list those since they are the easiest to distinguish.
Yes, but that's only when it comes to sports, because we're anatomically different. In almost all other aspects, there's nothing that prevents men and women from being equally capable.
Why do feminists not just say humanist or simple a person who believes in equality. The very term has that problem Ouch mentioned of "self-fulfilling prophecy". Simply by making such suggestions of blatant sexism, you give it seed. And the problem with seeds, of course, is that they can grow even in the tiniest of cracks and as a result can make the crack bigger.
I'm sorry, I'm not really following you there.
You say feminism is extremist, but that isn't by definition something bad.
Alot of women love to look at men as "money objects" or "success objects", but no one ever complains about that.
That's not really degrading behaviour, quite the contrary.
I suppose men are sex objects as well. Otherwise, a women wouldn't really care how hot that sexy hollywood actor looks with his shirt off.
Men CAN be presented as sex objects (which is bad), but that rarely happens. We must distinguish between getting turned on by someone and using them as a sex object.
Stetchnik, I don't think of parenthood as a job. In any case, men don't usually take up such a task, and there's a reason for that: It's generally less respected than working and making money. That's what I meant by "respect", not self-respect. If you can give me another reason, I'd be happy to hear it.