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Mail Order Brides: Is It Human Sex Trafficking?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by The Reverend Bob, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    I believe it is. The women involved often are in desperate financial straits with little to no prospects of escape other than marriage to a complete stranger. It is like they feel they have no other choice and if they want to have any chance at a decent life or to get out of whatever social situation they are living in they need to what I could only describe as prostituting themselves. I don't want to put any shame on them but it seems so much like that. The shame belongs to those men who are taking advantage of these women, they have commodified women to such an extent that they even seem to feel that even a wife is something to be purchased. To me it seems to be cold and heartless.
     
  2. Skwim

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    FYI

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    A mail-order bride is a woman who lists herself in catalogs and is selected by a man for marriage. In the twentieth century, the trend was primarily towards women living in developing countries seeking men in more developed nations. In the twenty-first century, the trend is now based primarily on internet-based meeting places which do not per se qualify as mail-order bride services. The majority of the women listed in the twentieth-century and twenty-first-century services are from Southeast Asia, countries of the former Eastern Bloc and (to a lesser extent) from Latin America.[1] Since the collapse of the Soviet Union large numbers of eastern European women have advertised themselves in such a way, primarily from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Men who list themselves in such publications are referred to as "mail-order husbands," although this is much less common.
    Source: Wikipedia​


    So in answer to your question, NO.

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  3. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Yes, it can be sex trafficking in many cases. It can also be a way to bring the woman's family into the country.
     
  4. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    There is just something loveless about it and it gives me the creeps. What kind of men would be into that?
     
  5. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    I mean if the bride is doing it of her own free will and not being coerced/forced. I don't see a problem with it. Her body her choice right?

    Wouldn't do it myself, but I wouldn't judge someone that did. Of course there is almost no way of telling the difference between a willing participant or unwilling until she arrives off the plane. Then it should be very obvious.

    Then there is the question of what happens now?

    Let's say she is doing it of her own will.

    If the man isn't willing to let her go if she decides to divorce him later then the guy is guilty of sex trafficking imo.

    But if she decides to leave and is allowed o leave of her own will then its legit.

    Let's say its obvious she is a sex trafficking victim (injuries reflecting abuse, timid, afraid etc). What so you do then?

    Do you report it? You might help shut down a particular operation, but the woman will just be shipped back to her native country and probably picked up by another sex trafficker. Who would probably just kill her if they find out she lead to the demise of another operation.

    So does she stay? Or do you try to make it work?

    If she stays then revert to the top scenario etc.
     
  6. Father Heathen

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    I think such arrangements are sad and creepy, but it's not trafficking if the bride is a willing participant. Many go this route to get their green card. Once they've got what they want, they divorce and take their cut. If anyone is being exploited, it's the lonely sap.
     
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  7. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Marriage itself is a civil (business) arrangement.
     
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  8. Audie

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    "Mail order"...
    Could you be specific?
    There seem to be a number of ways for
    guys n gals to meet though in different
    countries.
     
  9. AT-AT

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    In this age of advancing technology in sex robots, why bother?
     
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