Saturday, June 13, 2015

Toutes vous avez?

Truly, they are a funny race;
Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction Friday as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: “All that for this?”
The 60-something economist who used to be head of the Int'l Monetary Fund shouldn't have been surprised at the outcome;
At the end of the trial, even the prosecutor asked for Strauss-Kahn’s acquittal, saying the trial did not back up the charge of aggravated pimping, which requires proof that he promoted or profited from prostitution.
Prostitution is legal in France, but prostitutes are often arrested and charged for soliciting in public. Brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are illegal.

A movement is afoot in France to change the way the country looks at prostitution. The lower house of parliament approved a controversial bill Friday that, if also approved by the upper house, would be one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitutes’ clients, punishing the buyer instead of the seller of sex.
C'est la vie.

1 comment:

  1. Say you are a member of the elite and politically connected. How do you assure a flow of paid sex to yourself and your buddies, and also suppress the market and show moral revulsion for the same services sold to the commoner?

    () Make the transaction safe for the prostitute.
    () You are safe as an elite; who is going to prosecute you?
    () You claim to have controlled the problem by cleaning up the streets.
    () Anti-capitalist morality is upheld by punishing prostitution when it becomes "a business".
    () The police can continue to collect bribes for not prosecuting the customers of the prostitutes.
    () You can control your opposition by selectively prosecuting them for the remaining crime of buying sex.
    () The individual freedom of the prostitute is upheld, yay feminism.

    It takes quite a while and constant experimentation to evolve such a finely tuned and productive strategy.