On politically correct thinking, gender violence, prostititution and (maybe) the #me too movement

Institutional propaganda that becomes motto and emblem of the initiatives of public administrations in Galicia, and  in most of the”civilized world”,  I guess, most of the time  borders on the absurd. In Galicia, which comes from a matriarchy and is traditionally little exposed to violence against women, public advertising campaigns against gender violence have acquired obsessive overtones, since a lot of years, and are considered a progressive item. But, in contrast, the much more cruel reality of the trafficking of women immigrants, by means of links between Galician and Caribbeans  trafickers and pimps, always with the the result of huge debts contracted with the maffias, whom the victims have to pay directly with their bodies, (twenty clients to obtain about 1000E, forty euros  the”sexual” service, something beyond slavery, approaching torture) is not treated at an  institutional level, neither at a local level, neither at a regional or a state level. The absence of medical check-ups for these women, mostly immigrants, from underprivileged sectors with serious literacy literacy problems is another problem. Galicia,  in keeping with its colonial status in the Spanish Kingdom,  shown also in its environmental regulations and the regulation of its Parliament,  has  become, besides,  since the 2000s an open territory for immigrate prostitution. But  speaking a little louder with your partner on the street, or having an open (non violent) discussion  can, on the other hand, attract you a social reproach of unsuspected consequences. In this context, the rejection this summer of a prostitutes’ Union, by Sanchez’s Labor Minister, Concepción Pascual, was, I think, a lost opportuntity to bring under the of rule of law an activitity deprived of dignity and lacking any rule.

This is an official repport by Galician government about human trafficking in Galicia: https://igualdade.xunta.gal/sites/default/files/files/documentos/informe-estudo-exploratorio-da-trata-de-persoas-en-galicia.pdf



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