(03-25-2011 10:44 PM)Beef Wrote: I don't have a "naive view of the sex trade". You have just pigeon-holed yourself into one view because of YOUR experiences.
Not every prostitute was sexually abused by their father. They're simply not all victims. Some of them chose to or made choices that lead them to become one all on their own. You & Coop are asserting that this girl had no choices in this when neither of you have a clue if that's the truth. You're just spouting statistics & assumptions & ignorantly placing here where YOU want. And even though you don't know, you're insisting, as if it's a fact, that this is what must have happened so therefore she is not responsible for anything that's happened to her.
Now if you don't understand how obtuse & foolish that is, you're hopeless & I'll think very little of you. Not that you care.
In the end, I'll stick to my gut, you stick to yours. I'll think you're gullible & you'll think I'm naive. So be it, we'll agree to disagree & be done with it.
Edit: And I thought more about the other stuff you said & I can't disagree more about people not really having choices. I know you've lived it & seen it, but there have been many many people in the worst of the worst conditions persevere & become successful. Have you ever heard of people like Chris Gardner & Rosa Parks? This PROVES it's possible. It may be the most difficult thing in the universe to do, but it's possible if you choose to face the challenge & not let it beat you. It's only an excuse to act like there's absolutely no choice for people at the bottom. There is, it's just incredibly, incredibly hard.
And as a quick reply, I'm not saying this girl had no choice...because I don't know here.
I was just painting a picture of a lot of people who didn't have good choices, so it's easier to not just brush aside. She may have had professor parents and been a royal f up. But a ton of these people had a smorgasbord of choices, all of them bad.