Monthly Archives: November 2015

Men In Greece Are Buying Women For The Price Of a Sandwich

 

Men are buying young, poverty stricken women for sex for the price of a sandwich as six years of painful austerity have pushed the European country to the financial brink and left women and children at the mercy of opportunistic sexual sadists, a new study showed Friday.

The study, which compiled data on more than 17,000 impoverished prostituted women in Greece, confirmed that men, like men anywhere, choose to buy women, including women in their own country, and traffickers can’t make a quid from sandwiches and must send their Eastern-European victims elsewhere.

Some men just do it because they can, and a starving woman who needs to eat is not in a position to say no” Gregory Laxos, a sociology professor at the Panteion University in Athens, told the London Times newspaper. “Others [do it] because it is more pleasurable to pay to sexually abuse and rape a woman instead of helping her pay taxes, bills, or urgent expenses or for a quick and necessary [drug] fix, or counselling, which she needs to cope with these predators,” said Laxos, who conducted the three-year study.

When the economic crisis began in Greece, some men bought women for sex for on average 50 euros ($53), the London newspaper quoted Laxos as saying. Now, they are able to do so for as little as two euros ($2.12).

Laxos said the some 400 such desperate women he found may be “nominal compared with the thousands of other prostituted women men are buying nationwide, but they had never been taken advantage of for such low cost as commodities until the financial crisis. Apart from way back in Ancient Greece of course.” He said Greek men enjoy sexually abusing/raping Greek women who now account for 80 percent of the prostituted.

He said his wide-ranging study showed that thousands of men are enjoying the increased availability of young women who, due to poverty and desperation, are forced in to paid rape — “It doesn’t look like these numbers will fade,” he told the Times. “Rather the men who buy women to sexually abuse them are growing at a steady and consistent pace.”

The price of women is falling globally, as the Internet provides more and more men with females online. The 180 euro ($191) average price of a one-hour sexual abuse/rape session of a woman in Europe has dropped dramatically, the paper reported.

Prostitution is legal in Greece, but very few of the country’s brothels are licensed, the paper reported, pushing many of the estimated 18,500 prostituted women in Greece onto the streets. While sex-traffickers have found it unnecessary to try and meet male demand by trafficking women in, there is prime motivation to traffic women out to other wealthier countries where it is also legal for men to sexually abuse/rape them, thus pimps will do as they always do, and continue to take advantage of female poverty and not lose much in profits.

Factor in the growing number men who take advantage of even more girls who are drifted in and out of trade, depending on their desperation, and the total number of male predators who will pay to sexually abuse/rape the increasing number of female prostituted (whom they call ‘sex workers’) is startling,” Laxos was quoted as saying.

The study showed that most of the men are buying Greek women who are being coerced and forced into prostitution between the ages of 17 and 20.

The study comes after a shocking report last month that a priest and a retired man bought a 12 year old girl from an impoverished mother. The mother, 44, was sentenced to 33 years in prison and fined 100,000 euros ($106,153), the paper said. The Greek media dubbed the woman “monster mom,” and the country was outraged by the case.

Laxos said last month’s widely publicized incident — and his study — “reflects a society in denial about the fact that men care absolutely nothing about how the changes taking place impacts on poor women, rather, they are benefiting from it and are still legally allowed to sexually abuse/rape girls and women, but now at a lower price” in Greece.

State authorities must finally act rather than continuing to remain indifferent,” he warned.

Plundered from Deane who reported from London, (and Laxos also misquoted/Corrected) by Spin, prostitution victim. 

Original article here : https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/young-greek-women-selling-sex-for-the-price-of-a-sandwich-new-study-shows/2015/11/27/c469695e-94d9-11e5-b5e4-279b4501e8a6_story.htm

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The Child Abuse – Prostitution Continuum

The Feministahood

This article is about connections between child abuse and prostitution – about how the sex industry eats (mostly) women and children who have been damaged by child abuse and how prostitution conditions men to abuse children. I draw on personal stories that you may find upsetting. You should find them upsetting. This stuff affects real people. It is happening all around us. Today. This minute. As Rebecca Mott said in her moving speech at Feminism in London 2015, shutting your eyes doesn’t make the bad stuff disappear.

Phoebe’s story

This is how Phoebe* told me her story.

“When I was nine, I was sexually abused by an adolescent neighbour. Let’s call him Jake. It wasn’t the first time I’d been abused. Three adults had been there before him. But what was different with Jake was that it went on for nearly two years and sometimes I initiated it. Looking…

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Why We Fight

Rebecca Mott

I write this for all my exited friends and colleagues.

I write this for all the exited folks I have not meet or know.

I write this for all the prostituted who are struggling to exit.

I do not write for those outside that world, but I am deeply honoured if you get even a small piece of understand through my work.

I write as a radical exited woman – not as a feminist, not from my Leftist background, not coz I am lesbian.

No my words and ideas were forged in the hell that is the sex trade.

My concepts were made from being made nothing, from knowing rape beyond rape, from the inside of the tortured.

I see the world through eyes that had known what the brain wants to reject.

I have known what evil man can do the female body, and somehow she does not do.

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Pictures of real estate or food are not pornography

Purple Sage

The word “porn” is starting to be used in casual conversation in reference to photos of everyday things we like to look at. In particular, I’ve heard “food porn” and “real estate porn,” and even “skyline porn.” This is not an acceptable use of the word porn. Pornography means “the graphic depiction of whores,” where “whores” means women who are treated as being only good enough for being repeatedly raped. Pornography happens to real women and girls; it is the documentation of sexual abuse sold as public entertainment. Photographs of sexual abuse are in no way comparable to photographs of ordinary things like food or houses.

The reason people will call a particularly enticing photograph of delicious food “porn” is because porn is entirely normalized and we don’t think of it as anything serious. We think of porn as being just images of beautiful women, no harm done. We don’t…

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