In recent years numerous organizations
have worked to call attention to the abuses of the international sex trade. Of particular interest issex tourism
, in which individuals from wealthy countries travel to third world nations with the explicit intention of patronizing prostitutes while there. In some cases, there are special travel companies and resorts that specifically cater to sex tourists.
While much has been made of the fact that many men (and sometimes male/female couples) take advantage of sex tourism, this article
shows that when it comes to the exploitation of vulnerable cultures and people, women are more than capable of holding their own. While I've been crowing for years that church and society need to regard women as sexual (not just emotional) beings with needs and desires of their own, this article demonstrates the failures of laissez-faire sexual ethics along with the fallenness of our sexuality. The willingness to use the other for our gratification is not something that is limited, or excluded, by gender.
Labels: classism, Gender Issues, sex trade, sexual exploitation, Sexuality