Thursday, March 08, 2007

International Women's day is today.

I'm not sure what this means or signifies, but there you have it. Go be nice to a woman somewhere. I'll ring the lilac one and-in the spirit of the day- end our current spat. ( which she started) (by being stupid) (and really...I don't see why I should be the one to, oh never mind, International woman's day, right right, I'll apologise).

A later update.
It strikes me as something very vile that while today is supposed to be a day of international recognition of womenhood, that across the water in golly old london town Slavery is right there under our very modern noses. From to day's Independent.

"Women are being sold into prostitution in modern day "slave auctions" at Britain's airports, it emerged yesterday.
The illegal immigrants are sold to the highest bidder for up to £8,000 a time. They are then forced to work in brothels where they can earn up to £800 a day for their "owner".
The chilling reality of human trafficking was spelled out yesterday by senior police officers at Scotland Yard.
Detective Superintendent Mark Ponting, of the Metropolitan Police, said young women from all over the world are trafficked into Britain after being promised well-paid work in bars or cafes.
But within hours of their arrival, they are sold to pimps. The youngest known girl victim was just 14.
In one notorious case, women were openly sold outside a coffee shop at Gatwick Airport.
Officers believe women are frequently raped, locked in flats and given no money to prevent them from running away from their captors.
Mr Ponting said: "There is some intelligence to suggest that individuals are sold at locations close to airports. One woman could fetch between £6,000 and £8,000. She could then earn her buyer £800 a day. It is appalling.
"These traffickers are making huge amounts of money from it and that is what we are trying to break. It has become a market."

Farkwad. In this day and age that is simply stunning, we're nothing more than cattle to some people.

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Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I read that too. And about sweat-shops right in the heart of London. It happens here in the States as well. Pimp culture rules certain neighbourhoods in LA and pimping is a sort of slavery. Because the girls aren't foreign and have "chosen" their lifestyle it isn't regarded as being truly slavery. I find it hard to see any practical difference between having a pimp and having a master.

All in all, you wouldn't recognize either the US or the UK when talking about our slavery problems. It's appalling that here we are in the 21st century bounding backwards to this shameful state of affairs.

In any event, Happy Usday!

1:10 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Pip pip darlin'.

1:15 p.m.  
Blogger Mairéad said...

Sick carry on! Hope none of the men I love ever treat anyone like that. Hope none of the women I love do either, or get treated like that.

10:11 p.m.  

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