Punched by a Feminist
Martinez, Raul, The Humanist
IT'S NOT always easy to maintain a consensus in a freethinking, democratic organization where the positions on issues aren't set in stone. Allowing positions to evolve is an arduous and sometimes painful process that involves many hours of careful study and discussion among group members. Success in this area is directly related to the ability to empathize, compromise, and remain focused on shared goals.
Two topics that generate a high degree of controversy among humanists are pornography and prostitution. Without going into detail, and at the risk of over-simplifying the issues, allow me to provide a summary of both sides of the debate:
Even though we all know that a small percentage of women do enjoy the glamour and financial benefits of such professions, we must not forget that many women suffer from different types of abuse around the globe. The profitable nature of the business makes it attractive to the …
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Publication information: Article title: Punched by a Feminist. Contributors: Martinez, Raul - Author. Magazine title: The Humanist. Volume: 70. Issue: 5 Publication date: September-October 2010. Page number: 32+. © 1999 American Humanist Association. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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