“We would eventually get rid of poverty if there were no women or girls who are willing to sleep with men or boys who are poor” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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This quote seems to suggest that poverty would be eliminated if women and girls were not willing to engage in sexual relationships with men and boys who have little money.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana appears to be pointing out that without the option of using sex to meet basic needs, those living in poverty would be compelled to find other means of supporting themselves financially.
However, this perspective could promote harmful assumptions. Poverty is a complex, systemic issue with many contributing factors beyond any individual’s private relationships.
A compassionate society should seek to directly address root causes of economic injustice and help all people meet their fundamental needs for dignity and survival.