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Keeping Sex Free From Mother Nature

Camille Paglia argued that ‘straight men who visit prostitutes are valiantly striving to keep sex free from emotion, duty, family – in other words, from society, religion, and procreative Mother Nature.’ I am not sure why the qualifier ‘straight’ should be necessary, surely the gays are even more inimical to Mother Nature; or perhaps that […]

How To Make Language And Eliminate People

There are many rude words for women who exchange sex for cash on the barrelhead, and also many euphemisms. In shorter supply than either are entirely neutral terms that can be used in sociology and so forth. Consequently, the name we choose for these women and their business activities indicates whether we wish on the […]

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 12:30 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Economics Of Slut-Shaming

It may be that the quantity of contempt handed out to prostitutes by other women has actually increased since the so-called ‘sexual revolution’. For the odium of the respectable woman used to be much more widely shared, namely between full-bore prostitutes and anyone whose sexual behaviour was more generous than her own. That is, ‘whore’ […]

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 14:22 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Meaning Of ‘Is’

Scandinavian feminists claim that frequenting prostitutes is buying women’s bodies, and also that it is committing ‘violence’ against women’s bodies. They ought, however, be asked the great Clintonian question of what the meaning of ‘is’ is. Are we here dealing with the kind of ‘is’ in ‘Beijing is the capital of China’, the kind of […]

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 13:07 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Saboteurs And Objectifiers

It is commonly said that when a man goes to a prostitute, he is ‘objectifying’ her. This is a word that, like ‘counterrevolutionary’ in the Thirties, is rarely analysed but serves primarily to stop discussion in its tracks. That it is not possible to relate to a stranger as a Thou rather than an It […]

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 11:15 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · 3 Comments
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It’s A Lonely Planet

The great travel guides like Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and so forth always have a section on cruising the foreign city’s gay bars and clubs, a section that would have shocked our grandparents, while at the same time sniffily tut-tutting about the red-light district. That is, it is considered acceptable to tell tourists where the […]

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 12:34 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Someone Must Go To Jail, But Who?

In the old days, the concept of ‘whore’ referred to women who had sex with a lot of men, regardless of whether they got paid for it or not. The woman who slept with only one man for money was, after all, called ‘mistress’ or even ‘wife’. However, the right of women to sleep with […]

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 16:43 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Disabled And The Right To Service

It is a reliable source of dark amusement to watch two irreconcilable canons of political correctness colliding, as for instance with female genital mutilation, which pits defence of the female body against respect for cultural authenticity. The former canon has now emerged victorious, but there was once a time when this seemed by no means […]

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 09:44 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Foreign Aid With No Administrative Overheads

Given that large numbers of young women in poor countries are selling sexual services to visiting foreigners; and that those with acting talent are able to convince several such tourists at the same time that they have a special relationship with them that justifies the regular wiring of money for the upkeep of themselves and […]

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:47 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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If Not This, Then What?

Condemnation of prostitution rests on the assumption that its opposite, an equal partnership unsullied by money and driven only by wholly sincere emotions, is actually possible. Treating the exchange of sexual services for economic resources as the ultimate crime only makes sense for those who have wholly bought into the romantic mythology of True Love, […]

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 09:44 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · 2 Comments
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