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Prostitution Should Be Legalised Because ‘Feminism Has Starved Men Of Sex’

(57 Posts)
WhySoAngry Thu 06-Aug-15 16:56:58

You've probably seen this. All over the media today.

I know it's not likely to be a popular viewpoint on MN, but I have to say there's some truth and what's being said.

badtime Thu 06-Aug-15 17:03:14

Or maybe we could legalise wanking.

Oh, wait...

Jan45 Thu 06-Aug-15 17:06:57

Feminism has starved me of sex

For that title alone, I shan't.

chamerion Thu 06-Aug-15 17:08:16

Ha ha.

KungFuhrer Thu 06-Aug-15 17:09:01


BruceSpringClean Thu 06-Aug-15 17:09:42

Study proves that feminists have great sex lives:

"It's not complicated to figure out why feminists would have more fulfilling relationships and better sex lives. When you see your partner as a human being and not a means to an end, you're going to pick a partner you actually like, and your partner is going to feel valued for who they are, not for what they can give you. When you think that sex is a mutually pleasurable event where both partners should be comfortable and fully satisfied and neither should feel guilty or mistreated, you're going to have better sex.",_sex_lives

Feminism starves men of sex, my arse

Spartans Thu 06-Aug-15 17:10:53

I do believe prostitution should be legalised.

But not because feminism is starvingen of sex.

That's the most shitty argument for it I have seen

PatriarchalHandmaiden Thu 06-Aug-15 17:13:23


Offred Thu 06-Aug-15 17:30:34

You don't have to say it at all. You want to say it because it confirms your opinion. It is not very good science though. Is it?

BitterAndOnlySlightlyTwisted Thu 06-Aug-15 17:36:13

Feminism hasn't starved men of sex. Unsuitable and unattractive men have starved themselves.

Still, it's fortunate for the desperate or desperately sad mysogynists that prostitution is not illegal in this country

motherinferior Thu 06-Aug-15 17:51:15

Oh, it's that twit Hakim. Nuff said. She seems to be saying that all us wicked wimmin going out earning money puts the chaps off and also means we don't feel like shagging them. Trudat, I have to say - I don't feel like shagging the sort of chap who's put off by the fact I've got a brain and opinions.

Anniegetyourgun Thu 06-Aug-15 17:59:44

Methinks the author has Issues.

pocketsaviour Thu 06-Aug-15 18:04:59

Hakim is a fucking idiot. The end.

Joysmum Thu 06-Aug-15 18:11:33

Dr Hakim also believe that legalising the profession could reduce rape and other sexual crimes

I couldn't hate this bitch more if I tried.

I wasn't raped because of a lack of sex, it was because he used rape to assert himself and his power and control.

She makes it sound like women deserve to be raped because we aren't putting out sad

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Thu 06-Aug-15 18:13:03

Feminism has not starved men of sex. As far as I can tell, genuinely nice men are able to find women who will happily have sex with them. However self-declared nice guys probably can't because they are arseholes, and women won't touch them with someone else's bargepole. If those men are unhappy with that then wanking is always an option. Whining entitlement isn't.

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Thu 06-Aug-15 18:16:28

Sorry about the lack of punctuation, I spilt soup on my keyboard and have to bash the keys to get them to work.

ForalltheSaints Thu 06-Aug-15 20:23:21

Feminism if anything has increased the number of men who have sex in my opinion, because it has increased the number of women who do.

There are arguments for legalising or decriminalising prostitution, but that is not one of them. Probably best for another thread.

FenellaFellorick Thu 06-Aug-15 20:39:26

sooo... men need to pay to use the bodies of women because these days many women will only have sex if they actually want to because they desire it and won't service a man for free when he's horny?

Damn those feminists.

Lacoba66 Thu 06-Aug-15 20:52:49

Lol and yes to ^^

Yes, let's legalise the "oldest profession" ( as has been said hmm ) so that the men who seek to abuse women can do so and feel 'safe' in doing so!

I am aware that there are women out there that do this freely ( I still wonder about the long term affect it has though) but there are those that don't.

If any man thinks that he has been emasculated by femminisim, then he has bigger problems than not getting 'enough sex'...

Skiptonlass Thu 06-Aug-15 20:54:20

Feminism, being equality of the sexes?

Slight logic fail there. People who treat women/men as equals surely tend to have much, much more fun, sexy respectful sexy times? Women who are liberated, confident and successful are probably having plenty of sex. Oodles of it.

Just not with men with that kind of attitude. smile

Basically, this chap is in a huff because women aren't having sex with him. Instead of thinking, 'hmmm, now. I wonder why all these lovely women don't want to shag me? Is it perhaps because I'm an obnoxious, misogynistic old bore? Is it my behaviour? Am I perhaps, a tad disrespectful...? No, no...can't be that, can it? Must be those Feminazis!'

Offred Thu 06-Aug-15 22:11:23

I never understand why men who 'aren't having enough sex' don't assume it's cos they are shit at sex...

well, I know that actually they think women are responsible for their happiness/all their issueswhich is probably why they are shit at sex

annandale Thu 06-Aug-15 22:45:02

Men have more sexual desire than women, therefore there is a male 'sex deficit'. Why put it that way, I wonder? Is it because stating there is a 'deficit' tends to suggest you should do something about it, that it must be made up?

In fact, if you read the whole report - surprise! the headline is not what it says. It says that the sex industry should be completely decriminalised because there is a permanent male sex deficit which means that there will always be a sex industry to cater for it, and that decriminalisation is likely better for women as they can choose how to work within the sex industry if not being criminalised for e.g. working in brothels, and that the evidence for relationships to crime is poor but appears to lean towards less sexually violent crime with greater availability of prostitutes, because rape does have a relationship to sex and is not purely about power as in more usual feminist analysis.

The whole is dressed up with lots of phrases from Hakim's previous work and ideas, and liberally coated with references to, erm, Super Freakonomics (to be fair, she does refer to other more academic texts, and not only the ones she has written). Hey presto, a discussion paper that can have a pair of sexy time woman legs on the front and gets splashed in every media outlet.

BTW I don't agree with most of what she says, I think it's pretty crap. But it's not what the IEA press office is presenting it as, either.

SmillasSenseOfSnow Thu 06-Aug-15 22:56:43

Prostitution is already legal.

Yes, yes, I know lots of things connected with it are not.

timeandtimeagain Fri 07-Aug-15 01:11:24

I agree with Spartans. Also help to reduce the chances of spreading diseases. i believe many service users have geuin reasons e.g. loneliness, unable to have a partner, some form of disability.

glasshouses88 Fri 07-Aug-15 07:15:39

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