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This is submitted as a guest post from vluk, a friend and commenter to this blog.
It has been quite a heartbreaking time having to watch so much suffering caused by two earthquakes this year, first in New Zealand and now in Japan.I was glad when watching the news, Britain has agreed to send rescue workers and doctors like they did with New Zealand.On Sky News we saw these rescue workers been interviewed and boarding the plan. The fact that everyone of them were white males did not at that time cause me to even bat an eyelid. When people are dying and suffering you certainly don't discuss things like that.Then I came upon this article which really concerns me.http://www.stuff.co.nz/
national/christchurch- earthquake/4750630/ Christchurch-relief-work- keeps-prostitutes-busyIt points out how prostitution has sky rocked in Christchurch. With all these rescue workers, fireMEN, ploliceMEN etc coming from countries like Australia, UK and the USA they are all making use of prostitutes after a days work.As the media is dominated and controlled by white males the article gives the impression that this whole affair is actually quite funny.There are many non-white girls (and I use the term girls because many of them are underage) who have been forced in to prostitution against their will. These girls are been raped by these white male rescue workers, firemen, policemen etc.I found this horrifying. After an earthquake people are at their most vulnerable, these white males come in as heroes to save the day but end up raping the local girls.Now when I think back to that Sky News report about all those white males going to help Japan, how many of them will use the opportunity to rape local women and girls. And when they get back to the UK they will be seen as heroes.These white males have so many privileges and yet see nothing wrong with going into another country and causing their citizens even more grief when they are at their most vulnerable.