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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

Ms Kelly Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:39 AM
A man can beat the daylights out of another man and charge people to watch him do it, and that is legal, but a woman cannot have sex with a man and charge him for the privilege. That is ILLEAGAL. The first activity is violent, dangerous and dehumanizing, the second is usually not violent or dangerous and not really dehumanizing just undignified. If a man can use his body to make money by doing something that can bring on permanent brain damage, a woman should be able to make money with her body doing something that is much less risky. Talk about your sexual discrimination!
SMyles Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:36 AM
Why even go there? Pitting men and women against each other. Although I agree with you they are two different issues. Male prostitution is illegal too.
SMyles Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:49 AM
See what you started Ms.Kelly? lol
tq Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:09 AM
If a woman charges a man for sex she is a prostitute and that is illegal.

But if the same woman is paid to have sex with the same man and she is filmed doing it and the result is a pornographic movie, that is protected first amendment expression. Legal.
justme16 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:47 AM
I disagree. Many women "charge" men for certain priviledges. In many instances the first bullet on the list of what constitutes a "good man" is 1. How much money does he make and what kind of job security does he have. Then once the CRITERIA are met is the push to "get married and make it legal". I lost count over the years of the number of times I have heard statements like "I slept with him therefore I deserve it. It being the payoff through divorce. I have also witnessed women planning their marriages, calculating how many kids they anticipate having and how much they would get in child support three four or five years down the road in divorce. Everything in this country has become about "the pay off"
justme16 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:50 AM
The real problem as is and always has been about one faction or another trying to profit, gain leverage and control over someone or something else. This is why on virtually every level of our society since the Assassinations of JFK and MLK in the sixties has been DIVISION under the phony guise of equality. Woman vs man, black vs white, Christian vs Jew, Left vs Right Gay vs straight....DIVIDE and conquer the two aforementioned individuals (I am convinced) were killed because each in their own right was a UNIFIER. Once cant control anyting until one first parses out issues. It is the ones i.e. an individal who makes their label "I am woman, I am black, I am Christian etc etc that want control and SPECIAL advantage and social leverage.
justme16 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:54 AM
However the minute anyone resists their attempts to take whatever situation they are in hostage it is THAT person who is immidiately labeled. Ergo a man who disagrees with the woman who makes her gender the issue is labeled a sexist. A white who disagrees with a black who makes their race an issue is labeled a racist and on and on. When in reality EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE is true. I don't need a mommy or daddy or nanny state and could not care less what anyone thinks of me. Secondly I will NOT yield to the deliberate victim "I am offended" gambit which is revers psych 101 or passive aggression where the individual targeted with being the offender is expected to alter his/her behavior to satisfy their co-dependent expectations law or no law
1375 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:05 AM
Clearly you have been talking to my ex wife.
mistermilo Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:52 PM
All I can say is no woman is going to tell me what I can do with my body!!!!
DoctorRoy Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:52 AM
I think George Carlin said it best. Why is it illegal to sell something that's perfectly legal to give away?
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:44 AM
The same thing goes for organ donation. Everyone EXCEPT the organ donor profits from the donation...

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...