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Wednesday, 12 2008f March, 2008

victimless crime?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — chiroptera @ 7:28 pm

Thanks to Feminism Online for linking to a New York Times Opinion piece about The Myth of the Victimless Crime by Melissa Farley and Victor Malarek.  They ask, WHAT do we know about the woman Gov. Eliot Spitzer allegedly hired as a prostitute?  I wonder why every mention I heard of this on mainstream tv and radio only mentioned the governor’s infidelity but overlooked the human rights issue.  Well, I don’t wonder because I know that misogyny is so common that most people don’t notice.  Throw in classism and some people probably believe that Kristen’s life is not worth as much as Eliot Spitzer’s life or the lives of his wife and children.  In fact, they don’t think anything about her worth because they don’t think of her at all.

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2 Comments »

  1. Sad, but very true. Well said.

    Comment by Jane Doe — Wednesday, 19 2008f March, 2008 @ 2:26 am

  2. Thanks for the links

    Comment by Chello — Wednesday, 19 2008f March, 2008 @ 9:41 pm


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