On December 21st, 2020, Lebanese legislators chose to reinforce and multiply the oppression of women exploited in the sex industry, prohibited by Lebanese law, and reassert the equal treatment of both the exploited and their exploiters, in the benefit of sex buyers who are still, for the vast majority, male consumers exempted of any legal or moral responsibility.
It is sad that these so-called “erotic parties”, occupied the headlines within days, instead of the term “rape”, in addition to the ignorant views the word “gay parties” harbor. These “parties” harbor features of chaos and unrest on the one hand, and the upper and influential classes on the other.
“I could not believe what I saw, honestly. I never imagined this would happen to me. I looked at the mirror and I could not stand looking at my face. It was then that I put on my clothes, called the neighbors and sought help from the police”.
After streaming a video on her Facebook page revealing the extortion she faced at “Syria TV,” the Syrian journalist Maha Ghazal shared her story, and announced that she would go on with her battle to win her rights back, especially after reading the impassive statement by “Syria TV,” and the disappointing responses by “Fadaat”…
The Syrian regime is fully aware that rape, sexual violence, and the harassment of women, as well as men, are all under-reported crimes in Syrian society, and they’ve taken advantage of this culture for decades. Finally, some Syrians have decided to speak up and put an end to these atrocities.
“I don’t visit you because I want to protect you and protect myself,” Ward said, explaining to his family the reason behind his absence. What he said carried only partly some truth, but the main reason he didn’t visit was Ward’s need to avoid hearing his parents calling him by his old name, or humiliating him based on anything related to his homosexuality..
Those who believe Mia Khalifa was happy doing what she did during her three months’ involvement with the porn industry in 2015, are most likely to have fallen victim to the same alluring trap that the industry ensnared Khalifa with and thousands of girls like her.