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You are worth more than prostitution

Published:Thursday | August 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

This letter is in response to an article in The Sunday Gleaner of July 27 titled 'No massage here! Sex shop offers all but, what it advertises - massage'.

The idea of prostitution stems from a lack of self-esteem that hovers over the young females of this generation. It is a tragedy that some of these women are blinded to their invaluable worth, and so resort to availing themselves to be used as sex toys.

Our hearts bleed as we witness the degradation of morals and standards in our country; the demolishing of the walls of integrity that should guard against the rise of sexual immorality and the debasement of character. We are struck with ignominy as we witness another avenue by which our people have sunken so low as to sell something as prized as their bodies in exchange for petty cash.

From the beginning of time, sex was created by God for enjoyment and procreation between a man and a woman who have pledged to love and care for each other through the symbolic ceremony of a marriage. This is the legitimate and healthy way to indulge in this enjoyable yet sacred act.

The Love March Movement implores all females to recognise their worth and walk as such. You are queens. Queens are wedded then bedded.

There are other numerous career opportunities available which assist in maintaining your integrity rather than destroying it. Some viable options include gaining technical skills through Joy Town Community Develop-ment Foundation that partners with the HEART Trust/NTA or obtaining training in cosmetology or hairdressing, which may actually contribute to breaking the cycle of low esteem in many others. There is much potential to be unearthed from within you. We urge you to step boldly into the future that God has for you. You are worth more than prostitution.

SHANIQUE SHAND

The Love March Movement

shaniquevshand@yahoo.com