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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Celebrities, religious leaders kick against Amnesty International proposed legalisation of prostitution

A petition from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) that protests 'a policy that calls for the decriminalization of pimps, brothel owners and buyers of sex - the pillars of a $99 billion global sex industry' has been signed by more than 400 people, including A-list Hollywood celebrities; Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, and Meryl Streep along with prominent church leaders like Judah Lawrence Couch, director, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd;

Rev. Michael Carrion, Evangelical Covenant Church and National Latino Evangelical Coalition; Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, chair, Task Force Against Human Trafficking for the Episcopal Diocese of New York; Major Katie Stoops and Salvation Army.
An excerpt from the letter reads,
"The decriminalization of pimping, brothel owning and sex buying, it will in effect support a system of gender apartheid, in which one category of women may gain protection from sexual violence and sexual harassment, and offered economic and educational opportunities; while another category of women, whose lives are shaped by absence of choice, are instead set apart for consumption by men and for the profit of their pimps, traffickers and brothel owners."
Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of CATW, told FOX411 that Amnesty's move to legalize prostitution would leave an already vulnerable population in even dire straits. She also commended the women for their support and stance on the issue.
"These women just happen to be celebrities but they are women first." she said "They care about women’s rights and they care about a future where violence against women doesn’t exist. We’re grateful that leaders like Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are standing with women that are exploited rather than pimps and Johns."
Cammie Croft, the Deputy Executive Director of the group who spoke to FOX411 said,
“Amnesty International has not made a decision yet on this issue. It is important to stress that given that the consultation process is still on-going, no decisions have been made,”

53 comments:

Edem Christabel said...

But amnesty int dome mad o! How ll u legalize prostitution? God help us

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay

APPLE said...

In my opinion i feel they should legalise it because wether you like it or not that trade won't go away, why? because men won't stop patronizing them, It is an old trade, let them do what they want with their body. THAT IS THE WOSRT JOB EVER. VERY DIRTY.

Meenora said...

What's left the world turning into? Lord, please have mercy.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

My take in this whole ish, is that if its going to remain illegal, the men that patronize them should serve the same punishment that is meted out on them when caught.
And ironically the same lawmakers and police men that are clamping down on them, are the ones that patronize them the most.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Bishop Dammy said...

We say no. . No to prostitution, gay marriage and lesbianism.. kilode!!!. 2cor 6:19

me,masef and eyes!!! said...

No no...legalizing prostitution ain't a go thing biko....






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ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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That is not a gud move nw... This people are helping the society in their own kinder way o....
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chemmywalata walata said...

When I read about the legalizing of commercial sex and decriminalizing it on dis site dailypost.com, I felt that there is somefin really going on in this world of ours, soon those of incests, bestiality and the rapists will also seek for legalizing their evil acts, even robbers too smh

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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Ok! Good for them and nice for them voicing out...


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gentle said...

How can anybody in the person's right senses even want legalisation of prostitution? Hmmm...if white men were this indecent and morally depraved when they came to colonise africa, I doubt we would have followed in their footsteps.

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Anonymous said...

Oya! now. Obama should come and defend the prostitutes and preach for their human rights freedom to live their lives as they want to. FOOL

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

Where were they when gay rights were being approved?
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igwe Adaobi said...

I support them.
This will have effect mainly on women.

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Yes,legalisation of prostitution should be kicked against.

anita gold said...

Ok o

anita gold said...

Ok o

tochi paul said...

Ok naaa... let's wait till the bill is passed or withdrawn...
#Dankwata

Anonymous said...

Opio work ke abi na olosho... dee

Anonymous said...

Nigerian celebs,where are you.

Samuel iloh said...

If legalized it spells doom. 1, the pride of women 2, the end of morality. 3, more persecution for women.

Anonymous said...

Why are they kicking against it?. They should rather advice the government to regulate it so that some bitches will stop charging high fees to customers. I can't imagine that I paid as high as 10,000 naira yesterday just for 1 hour service. That's a rip off man.

Anonymous said...

I see! What did the celebrities and religious leaders do about homosexuality? They should just keep shut and let's wait for Zion. The world has already collapsed on itself. Free fall zone is where we are now.

real life articles said...

if they can legalize gay marriage why can't they also legalize this one too since the world is already coming to an end anyways. real life articles

Juliet Iwuno said...

I wonder o! I don't just understand the things that are happening these days. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

I wonder o! I don't just understand the things that are happening these days. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Nice one



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joe ogobor said...

It is obvious this TI guys are gradually missing it, i pray they retrace their steps ASAP


Most times when we walk into big malls, boutiques, supermarkets, we never question their prices. We pay exactly what we see on the price tags and even hand out tips to the staff.
But the moment we are out of these shops and want to buy banana, our bargaining game gets off to the roof. Poor widow with 12 hungry children at home tells you banana is N100. She even takes out her time to explain how difficult it was for her to even buy it, how the economy is so tough.
But we insist that if it's not N50, we are not paying. Some of us even step back into our cars and make to drive away. But because 'half bread is better chin chin', this woman is forced to call you back and sell to you at little or no gain. In her heart, she cries, she's worried about how she'll survive with her children. She silently reassures herself that 'It's well.
God will definitely provide.'' While you happily chop the luscious banana. Take some seconds out and think about this, guys. Please don't bargain hard with small vendors like this. They do business not to buy designer bags, Gucci shoes but to LIVE and EAT!

christie benjamin said...

Supported!!

ary said...

Hmmm well everyone of them has his/her reason.

Micheal Lawson said...

Good one,,,,TF Is wrong with AI?They crazy

Obasi Chidiebere said...

The Salvation Army, doing good.

Anonymous said...

Why? Where were they when gay marriage was legalised... Abeg they should let those prostitute fuck who ever they want and get paid for it.... Infact I think every thing should legalised... Killings,fucking animals, terrorism. This world is already upside down so let's stop acting its normal.... Fucking hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

God will punish anyone who says he doesn't know where opio houses are in their neibouhood. Are they not already operational? Well known by all govt agencies. Legalizing it is long overdue

Anonymous said...

Your opinion is a little bit silly, I guess we should stop persecuting armed robbers, killers, terrorist etc because even if we do, they won't stop doing it. Right? Please next time analyze your opinion before sharing ,thanks

Goodman said...

Nothing is impossible for generation ladies of nowadays oo

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

What's the world turning into? Legalizing prostitution? The world has gone completly crazy!



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Efficient Ignatius said...

@ Joe Ogobor - I havn't commented on this site for quiet sometime now because of my busy schedules. But I just did because of you. Your comment drew tears from my eyes. God bless you for being this compassionate. I wish others will read this comment of yours as I did.

Anonymous said...

"With the way ladies have monetised relationships these days, many are somehow engaged in sex work without knowing." p .So why not legalise it. It is sex for money.

Anonymous said...

You spoke my mind.

Onuoha Vincent said...

MOST OF THE GUYS WHO ARE CONDEMNING THE MOVE ARE THE HIGHEST PATRONIZERS. LETS STOP BEING GULLIBLE

SUNSET said...

The problem with legalizing it is that more girls will be forced into prostitution against their will and those forcing them will not be held accountable, since it won't be illegal

SUNSET said...

You support them because u are one....mtchewwww

SUNSET said...

Of course you do! Since that's your full time job! Ashawo

Anonymous said...

you all are missing the point. in many developed places(nt nigeria) where prostitution is illegal, the business thrives so much, sex is expensive and there's alot of pimping and profit making for those who can criminally practice prostitution but when you make it legal, sex will become sooooo cheap that even girls will not see any profits from it, human traffickers will not see enough money. The business will go down.
linda post comments biko

SAMUEL WILLIAMS said...

2cor 6 ends in verse 18 bro!!!

Pls review and Revert, Mr Bishop

Lawville said...

@bonario, you re so right on dat. No one talks abt punishing the customers.

Emmanuel Apalowo said...

How many prostitutes police don arrest for ur area? So why fool ourselves that it's a criminal offence

Chidinma Okereh said...

I for say nah

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