Thursday, April 19, 2012

Read the news that 44 men, including 9 public servants, were charged for commercial sex with a minor.

Victims who are minors are protected by law, and therefore her identity can't be revealed. I can't comprehend why she's even considered a victim. Just because she's 17? Did she not openly advertise herself as a prostitute? Did she not engage in these sexual intercourses willingly? It's a biased point of view because I don't know anything about her background. And I have always believed in not judging prostitutes because many of them have mouths to feed, and basically a sad story. But when you're paid between $450-$850 for one session and you happen to be 17 years old, it's a different thing altogether. There's probably more to her story though, I don't know. And well, who doesn't love the idea of easy and fast cash? But I really don't think that merely being a juvenile should warrant her protection from the law.

As for the 44 men, why is it a surprise right? They deserve being charged, especially the public servants. So what if they didn't know that she isn't of legal age? Why is that even a valid defense, given that these established figures are the ones with supposed discipline and accountability, who are working for a bureaucracy that is believed to be uncorrupt? With wives and children? Men. Some of them are walking penises. Some of them think with their dicks and wind up taking the bait. Perhaps it's human nature, just so hard to resist temptations that promise any form of sexual gratification. Just take a good look around.

I know for sure there are still good guys around because I have met them. But for the most part, I have lost faith in men.

Sex sells. Sex always sells.

2 comments:

anonymous1 said...

"They deserve being charged, especially the public servants. So what if they didn't know that she isn't of legal age? Why is that even a valid defense"

Why is it not a valid defense?

"given that these established figures are the ones with supposed discipline and accountability, who are working for a bureaucracy that is believed to be uncorrupt?"

So prostituting portrays low discipline and accountability? And what does corruption have anything to do with this?

Just having a friendly discussion here.

Anonymous said...

Does the amount she charge negate the possibility that she still has to provide money for family?