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MediaBlackout April 2nd, 2016 7:06pm

Forcing someone to provide you a service is slavery in its own way.

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JHawk3205 MD
04/04/16 9:50 am

Are they getting paid? If yes, than no, it's not slavery.

MediaBlackout Carry on, Carry on.
04/04/16 1:44 pm

Thomas Jefferson gave his slaves cash for their work. Were they still slaves?

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:48 am

Well, there's gray area, as his slaves were inherited, he did treat them as property etc, but he was an early abolitionist.. Jefferson was an interesting case, and you can even make the argument that in modern

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:50 am

Slavery, like sex workers in India and Bangladesh etc, that technically they get paid, but I'm speaking more toward the question which quite obviously aimed at the anti discrimination issue. I should have been more specific in

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:52 am

My post, but in regards to businesses, even with the advent of corporate personhood, providing a service for money against their will is not slavery.

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:53 am

They have the choice of being a business. It's not like an African American pre-emancipation proclamation had a choice of their skin color, or where they worked or who they worked for.

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:55 am

And while this may back peddle with some, if not a significant portion of sex workers as modern day slaves, as far as choosing to go into that line of work to survive, you can make the argument that it's often the only choice available

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:57 am

So limited choices leading to voluntarily, although mostly unknowingly becoming a slave, vs having no choice whatsoever are close enough, as the result of fighting against it are/were typically one in the same.

JHawk3205 MD
04/05/16 4:57 am

If you don't agree or need any clarification, let me know.

jvc1133 61535
04/03/16 9:57 pm

But there are times I just want to.

Rosebud Ohio
04/02/16 1:09 pm

Not if they're already proving everyone else the service.

Frogging Candyland
04/02/16 12:24 pm

It's the same concept of control