By Allan Olingo
Prostitution business might have gravitated to somewhere even more obvious — Facebook. In an interesting insight last week, some page surfaced on Facebook titled ‘Divas for Rich men’. In the page were young girls alleging to be students of the public and private universities in Kenya, peddling their bodies to the rich in exchange for money.
Their Facebook page slogan titled “Money can buy us” takes advantage of the online forum to create a flesh-peddling market place with willing sellers and buyers!
It is also sad to see this page having the details of the sellers. Including their location and photos. Does the lady posting her photo stop to think about the repercussions of her actions? Or she believes in living for today only?
In an online forum ‘The Space TV’, a com mentator asked a vital question; how did we get to this point? In their own words, less than ten years ago, even campus girls would pretend they have no clue how to spell S-E-X. Now, it’s a free for all food fight, no holds barred, no hostages taken, just because of the geographical coverage the social networks forum can have.
It is important to be cautious while using the social networks. Did you know that employers these days do due diligence on those they want to hire through Facebook and other social networks? Take time to critically think about some actions before executing them online.
Now for these girls, there are hard questions they ought to have asked before posting their photos some of which were semi-nude, online. What will their parents say when they see this? What about their schoolmates? How do you want to carry yourself out when people know what you do? Where are our morals? Does having the social media give us the license to abuse it? Do we lack love as a society? Are these young wo men not afraid of how their families and friends see them? Are we really that hungry for money? How did we get here?
These wo men claim that they do not want broke guys, so does that mean broke ones can’t get love?
There is a reason that we have these social media sites and prostitution, for the lack of a better term, isn’t one of them.
As young people, we need to understand the powers of these social networking sites and the huge dents they can have on our lifestyles, if we end up misusing them.
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