Buying Sex Is Not a Sport

May 19, 2006

“Not normally a petition-signer? Too bad… please get over it.” OK Mike, you got me.

Folks, prostitution is not simply “sex between consenting adults.” Thanks to Si‘s eye-opening session at Soliton, I cannot escape the issue of human trafficking.

From June 9 – July 9, 2006, 12 German cities will host the World Cup Games. Approximately 3 million football fans – mostly men – will attend. It is estimated that 40,000 women will be “imported” from Central and Eastern Europe into Germany to “sexually service” the men.

Today is the last day to sign the Coalition Again Trafficking in Women‘s petition opposing sex tourism in the 2006 World Cup. I don’t do petitions. Tough. “Sonya” needs your help.

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Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Buying Sex Is Not a Sport

  1. Buying Sex is Not a Sport

    I love football, and there are few things higher on my anticipation list that next months World Cup. But this sickens me.
    From June 9 – July 9, 2006, 12 German cities will host the World Cup Games. Approximately 3 million football fans – mostl…

  2. You’re a good man, Jon.

  3. OK, maybe today is the last day, at least until the day ends somewhere. JUST DO IT.

  4. It says now that “due to increased success in the last few days the petition remains open” — see, you done good!
    (Went and signed.)
    Hamburg is one of those cities, and has one of the most well-known red-light districts in Europe.