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Sex Tourism: Is Ukraine Becoming the Thailand of Europe?

Posted on Aug 1, 2011

Today, Ukraine holds the unwanted title of being one of the world leaders in global prostitution—a reality fueled by the country’s harsh economic climate since emerging from the former Soviet Union. Despite the fervent efforts of anti-sex-tourism groups such as FEMEN, the illegal industry, which exploits children as well as women, is booming.

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By Frosty46, August 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm Link to this comment

It’s a new Tea Party kind of world here in America—rat hunting
soon to be national sport—————or survival tactic?

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By TDoff, August 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment

Enterprising entrepreneurs in Bangkok, Bangladore, Beijing, Dubai, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Saigon and many other cities previously known as sex-exploitation centers around the world, are feverishly scheduling sex tours of US college towns, to take advantage of the economic and sexual conditions created by the current US government. So there will be some positive economic effects of the idiocies of the current Congress and administration policies, especially in the tourism, pharmaceutical, and prophylactic industries. As well as an expected big reduction in delinquencies in the student loan industry.

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By TDoff, August 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm Link to this comment

One of the less desirable results of all political leaders becoming prostitutes is that many of the citizens will follow their lead.

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By PatrickHenry, August 2, 2011 at 3:11 am Link to this comment

I thought Washington DC was the world leader in global prostitution.

My bad.

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By Leefeller, August 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm Link to this comment

Today Huff post had an article about college girls prostituting themselves to sugar daddies who help pay tuition! The way it seems to be going,  the USA will be joining the Ukraine in the near future, maybe without colleges!

Wealth and power has historically been a means of having control and providing more women to the elite, nobles and kings and friends,  while at the same time actually making women a lower class people.

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