Post Number:#91 November 16th, 2009, 11:16 pm
Nick_A wrote:The question is relevent because before discussing prostitution, a person has to consider what is being prostituted. Who understands the question of the female body enough to explain it to their fourteen year old daughter?
I once initiated a thread on a secular interfaith site called "God the Pornographer." At that time sexting was beginning to become an issue. Young girls were taking nude or partially nude photos of themselves and sending them to their boyfriends.
No one knew what to say to a young girl about sex or the body other than the usual clichés so the practice became more fashionable.
People decided that the kids have to be arrested for spreading pornography. By definition it means that a young girl's body is pornographic. If you believe in God it means then that God a pornographer for creating the body as it is.
I've never experienced such nasty attacks from secular Interfaith as with this observation. Rather than try to contemplate the issue as a whole, the whole thread sunk into attacks about child abuse for not protecting children. The question of our ignorance in matters of sex was completely ignored.
It was obvious then that since parents had no idea what to say to a young girl, that it must be concluded that their body is pornographic and sexting must become a legal issue. Parents don't know so cannot teach their young so decide that their bodies are pornographic. OK
It became clear that secularism has no idea other than clichés how to discuss sex. It is rare for parents to understand how to deal with their young daughter about the value of their body. Instead, these exponents of secular Interfaith prefer to refer to the act of sending a naked pictures of themselves to their boyfriend as an act of spreading child pornography with legal consequences. What a thing to say to a fourteen year old girl.
Since then it has become clear to me that it is a minority of parents that could deal with the question of sex and the young female body. Secularism prefers passing the buck and defining their bodies as pornographic
So, as an atheist, I'm curious what you would say to your young daughter about entering prostitution or the practice of sexting. Why not?
How we teach our kids is one thing. I basically agree with you; attitudes to sex are misguided and children should be taught better, since the consequences are phenomena like sexting.
But how people teach their kids has nothing to do with prostitution being legal or not. Either way, we should teach our kids better. So please keep my (theoretical, non-existent) kids out of this!