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The ultimate irony of the unholy alliance between social conservatives and economic reactionaries may well be that the policies facilitated by this alliance make prostitution a common path for young, educated women to follow if they wish to both get an education and get out of debt sufficiently to hope to start and to raise a family. This should be horrifying to groups such as The Family Alliance in the USA, but it probably won't faze them as they will just write the phenomenon off as 'failure to resist temptation', with the temptation being essential to the prized 'free will'. I don't really know if the same dynamic is at work in the U.K. or if there are groups similar to Focus on the Family and Family Alliance in the UK.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Dec 16th, 2012 at 01:47:03 AM EST
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I'm sure that they'd think that any woman wanting to get out of the home and get educated is little better than a prostitute anyway,

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:54:23 AM EST
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Indeed. It's worth remembering that we're only a couple of generations removed from functional salafism. And heading back in that direction, it sometimes seems.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Dec 17th, 2012 at 12:06:40 PM EST
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