In the New York Times this summer, Nicholas Kristof derided President Bush for thwarting passage of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, commonly known as CEDAW. Then, ironically, he vilified Bush for ignoring the international sex trafficking problem. The State Department had given passing grades on sex trafficking to countries that are undeserving.
I say "ironically" because CEDAW is a hindrance to ending sexual slavery. This UN treaty demands that signatory nations recognize prostitution as a career choice for women, and this invites sex trafficking on a massive scale.
Calling prostitution a "career choice" keeps desperate women enslaved and aids the thugs who run sex-trafficking rings. As Michael Horowitz of the Hudson Institute puts it, "The real fight today is between those who believe that prostitution inherently victimizes women and those who believe that the answer is some combination of ergonomic standards for mattresses and minimum wages."
This article was published on the "Breakpoint" website. Read the entire article on the Pastornet website.