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    grand prix mtl anti hobby campaigns

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    Sex selling isn't a sport either, why dont they have a campaign for them as well cause it spikes through the roof during that week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skhanyaguy View Post
    Sex selling isn't a sport either, why dont they have a campaign for them as well cause it spikes through the roof during that week?
    Completely irrelevant comparison from these feminist groups!
    Racing isn't a sport either if we get technical, running is, hockey is, tennis is..but driving a vehicle is not a sport
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    Valid argument but its hard to define whats a sport not to derail the thread. Like do you consider a jockey an athlete? Are professional dart players or pool players sports or athletes? I would say racing is a sport, much as I don't really consider it in the logical sense, just not the most athletic requiring one, more a reflex and concentration based one.

    That, its a terrible slogan no idea what the sport tie in is about.

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    The concern seems to be about the *exploitation* of prostitutes, with particular attention to underage girls. I assume everyone on this board is against the exploitation of escorts and the hiring of underage girls. There are many feminist groups who advocate for the legalization of sex work and a broader cultural respect for it.

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    These politicians (massé, thérieaut) have one goal and it is to expose themselve for political publicity and will make sure to say that prostitution equals exploitation of minors and violence against woman. They do not want to hear or be tied to any group advocating legalization as it would be bad for their political career and their party. They should have sex more often, it would open their mind a little bit.

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    This has always been about the enforcement of traditional family and religious values. The Bible is very paternalistic and adding more and more restrictions is in line with those values. If they really want to bust on sexual exploitation their best bet is to legalize it. No matter what they will never be able to stop it. There will always be demand for sex and with the current receding economy there will always be women turning to prostitution to make ends meet. LE should work corporately with sex workers to target minors and pimps. Sex workers are in the business they would know better then anyone else. So having said that is this really about sexual exploitation or just another plow to enforce traditional family and religious values?
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    This campaign is a publicity stunt and nothing more. The Montreal escort industry functions normally during the GP weekend except that both demand and supply are above normal. For the media to give attention to this kind of feminist propaganda shows how easily reporters and editors can be manipulated to publicize certain causes.
    Strasser: By the way, the murder of the couriers, what has been done?
    Renault: Realizing the importance of the case, my men are rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.
    Heinze: We already know who the murderer is.
    Strasser: Good. Is he in custody?
    Renault: Oh, there's no hurry. Tonight he'll be at Rick's. Everybody comes to Rick's.

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    http://www.cjad.com/cjad-news/2014/0...ed-for-pimping






    A real estate broker has been given an absolute discharge on charges living off the avails of prostitution.

    Joëlle Chelala was arrested by an undercover officer during Grand Prix week in 2011.

    She led a double-life , selling houses by day , and women at night.

    She pleaded guilty to the charge of living off the avails, but benefited from a Supreme Court decision last December which struck down provisions of the Criminal Code limiting prostitution.

    As a result Chelala, her father George, and a man employed by the escort agency they ran, Amine Zaari, all received absolute discharges.

    Chelala was fined $ 17,500, but also gave up $ 700,000 in cash and four gold bars worth $ 160,000 which were seized from safe deposit boxes raided by police.

    Court was told Chelala ran some 40 women from an agency with headquarter`s on Ste-Catherine Street.

    Clients booked girls via a webpage.

    Drivers made the pick up and delivery and collected the fees from clients.

    In her other life, Chelala worked as a real estate broker under the Sutton label.

    Grand Prix Weekend protest/and high profile arrest is very old news ,





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    What's new? It's the same every year.

    I hope one day we stop mixing things up. Human trafficking, forced labor, sexual abuse: this is what we should, as a society, fight against. Not consenting adults having sex with each other and adding money to the equation.

    As someone noted above, there are many feminists and/or feminist groups who advocate decriminalization or legalization of sex work. To me, prohibition is only good old fashioned sexism: a woman want to do what she wants with her body, how dare she? Who are we to tell adult women who they should or shouldn't have sex with and in what context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushleague View Post
    To me, prohibition is only good old fashioned sexism: a woman want to do what she wants with her body, how dare she? Who are we to tell adult women who they should or shouldn't have sex with and in what context.
    You are confusing paternalism with feminism. Good old fashioned feminism makes women out to be victims. Paternalism as in conservative and religious zealots aim to restrict to enforce women to follow traditional societal norms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRenault View Post
    This campaign is a publicity stunt and nothing more. The Montreal escort industry functions normally during the GP weekend except that both demand and supply are above normal. For the media to give attention to this kind of feminist propaganda shows how easily reporters and editors can be manipulated to publicize certain causes.
    I remember seeing one of those campaigns a few years ago, a huge plastic vagina was on display close to mountain Mont-Royal. This vagina gave me nasty thoughts than anything else noble. On the other hand and as a Montrealer who loves and cares about his beautiful city, I hate it when I see those drunken morons on Crescent Street taking pictures with the silicon babes out there before calling an escort agency.

    Let's face it, the people who visit Montreal during F1 are not your typical smart and classy men (there are exceptions of course).

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    I agree with what was said about mixing the trafficking/child exploitation with the more normalized two consenting adults. Either the level we operate at is highly unrepresentative of the norm, or campaigners who object to our choices know the only way to harm us is to lump us in with the worst of the worst. The fact is that this lifestyle continues to attract adult women and help them achieve their goals in life. Perhaps the better question these activists should ask is how 60 years of Quiet Revolution chased away businesses and created a distinct lack of opportunity that feeds this industry. People like to point to the success of the 'Nordic' model of criminalization in Norway and Sweden, but ignore how the economic realities over there compare to Quebec.

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    On a lighter note, I was just looking through ads on various websites the other day and thinking about how F1 weekend brings all those old favorites out of retirement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollingstone View Post
    People like to point to the success of the 'Nordic' model of criminalization in Norway and Sweden, but ignore how the economic realities over there compare to Quebec.
    I find this is all coming from ultra conservative and religious zealots. Paternalism is one of the main points of The Bible. Think about it... This Nordic model is so sexist. It essential states that all clients are predators and the sex workers are all victims either they were forced into it or are too mentally dysfunctional to make sane decisions. They cannot even conceive a young women would willingly decide to work as an escort. I guess all those men working dangerous jobs as miners or tree cutters are sane but sex workers are not? Weird. Fact is clients are just as much victims as the sex workers. The reviews speak for themselves. There are a lot of con artists and robbers of some who can be dangerous. This Nordic model only serves to protect those criminals out to rob Johns.
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