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Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 03:33 AM

I have a american government project on Legalizing Prostitution
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 03:40 AM

I'm for. It would be good for the economy for one thing, it would also be safer and cleaner than prostitution/brothels are at the moment. If it was legal a woman would have to get regular STD checks, and wouldn't be allowed to work while she had one. It would also be safer for the woman as well, chances are if they worked in a brothel there'd be some sort of security so the woman would stand less chance of being abused. And the rest of these similar things as well.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 03:56 AM

i think there should be an undecided option?..

i think that in theory legalising it doesn't sound like a bad idea, but i'm not sure how it would work in practise.. hmm.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 04:07 AM

I have the same views as the poster above me.
-Good for the economy (taxes)
-Safer for the prostitutes (less chance of being abused)
-Safer for the "clients" (as STD screens of prostitutes can be put in place)

The only real reason I can see against legalizing prostitution is religious- thinking that legalizing it would encourage more people to engage in sex outside of marriage. But I'm not positive that would be the case. Once you have open acess to something i think it loses some appeal. once you've been driving for a while driving isn't all that exciting.



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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 06:01 AM

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i think that in theory legalising it doesn't sound like a bad idea, but i'm not sure how it would work in practise.. hmm.
If something doesn't work in practise, generally there is a problem with the theory. Thankfully this isn't one of those cases.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 06:04 AM

I think if people want to sell themselves then they should be able to, just make they aren't coerced into it and I don't see a problem with legalizing it.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 07:18 AM

I'm uncertain for legalizing prostitution for a few reasons. First, the amount of money that is given illegally could help out the economy. Second, it may reduce pimping and the abuse the female (and possibly male) prostitutes receive. Many prostitutes are also involved in substance abuse so hopefully legalization can help many of them get clean, however, it may work against this idea and be harmful (i.e. money used to continue buying the substances). Third, enforcing it doesn't seem to be particularly effective and if the prostitutes are arrested, the pimps may not be and may continue pimping other female prostitutes. I'm not sure on this but I think the sentence time for prostitution isn't very long and so the prostitutes are back out doing what they know, unless they manage to fund their living another way.

If it were to be legalized, then I would demand a policy be put in place for having the prostitutes routinely tested for STDs and STIs, and they would have to present any STDs or STIs they may have to the client prior to intercourse or other sexual acts.

The opposing side I assume would center around moral and ethical issues, such as cheating on one's partner or spouse would be much easier and more available, thus, relationships would be strained even more. There may also be religious issues that would center around the same issues as the moral and ethical concerns. Also, there may be an issue with having prostitution be more common-place, in that prostitutes are seen more commonly. This may be an issue for many couples, especially those with children, can reduce the tourism industry and could end up creating a sudden increase in poverty rates if prostitution is to be included since it would be a legal act.

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 03:18 PM

Yup, people should be able to do what they want with their bodies as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 09:21 PM

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As people have already said it'd make it all so much safer, especially if there were a way of governing it!



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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 09:28 PM

I'm for.
It would just make the whole thing a lot safer for the women involved, as far as I can see. It wouldn't be some hidden, secret and sometimes dangerous thing anymore..
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 09:40 PM

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it's always happened, always will happen. Make it legal and you'll hopefully make it safer.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 3rd 2010, 09:55 PM

I think that prostitution should be legalized.

For one thing, I think that prostitution will always be high in demand. Our technology may change, but our sexual desires won't. If you make prostitution legalized, then it'll help support the economy. It'll provide more jobs for women, and perhaps even throw in some form of shelter.

I think that prostitution should be strapped with policies. Getting a prostitute should be MUCH more complicated and a longer process. Getting a little somethin' somethin' from a prostitute should be something that you're 100% sure that you want to do...therefore I think that if you really want to have sex or whatever with a prostitute, you need to fill out some sort of documentation. I also think that this documentation should be classified documentation that's only for who the documentation is going to, and who's filling out the documentation unless requested by some sort of law enforcement. This way, it won't hurt business for the men/women who do cheat on their spouses. I mean, yeah...it's a bad thing to cheat on your spouse, BUT if they wanted to cheat on their spouse, they're going to cheat. It all depends on who they have access to. Classified documentation will give men/women incentive to pay for legal prostitutes.

I also think the prostitutes need to be maintained: which includes mandatory drug tests, STD/HIV tests and all that good stuff, and perhaps they should take a class on self-defense and carry a can of mace.

Legalizing prostitution is a LOT safer than illegal prostitution because prostitutes won't have to deal with abusive pimps. It makes the world a better place because the prostitutes are treated like real people, and consumers are treated like people who have money to burn and incentive to engage in sexual activities with prostitutes.

I mean, just look at The Bunch Ranch.

Some of the best paid LEGAL prostitutes make over 5,000 dollars in a good DAY. Shit, if you were at the Bunny Ranch, you could make more money in a day than working 5 weeks on a minimum wage job. Even I would do that.

Of course, those are top-knotch porn-star quality prostitutes, but if a woman wants to become a prostitute and make a career out of it, she should be able to do that.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 01:58 AM

No way prostitution is horrible! If this was to be legalized then so many young women would be kidnapped and sold to the scum who make a living off of prostitution not to mention STD’s and other forums of health issues would spread like whiled fire.

I just got back from Amsterdam this summer and prostitution is legal over there, its socking to see some of these ladies trapped in these hellish situations and guys sexually abusing them all day imagine what kind of a life that would be. I think it’s horrific.

Nicola – You’re for prostitution because you believe it would be safe?! Well let me feed you a little insight, what I saw in Amsterdam was not safe I almost wanted to cry. People truly don’t understand unless you see it first hand.

Guys would latterly pay these girls that I’m willing to bet are slaves in the prostitution industry and druged with dirty needles by random strangers and sexually abused - tormented and sometimes even raped.

Low and behold this is something you would what legalized? I’m truly speechless people think they know what their talking about but trust me when I say - its disgusting! I went to Amsterdam with my good buddy for two reasons (prostitutes and legalized drugs) Let me tell you that it is so much different then I thought it would be. It was one trip I will never forget!

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 02:02 AM

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No way prostitution is horrible! If this was to be legalized then so many young women would be kidnapped and sold to the scum who make a living off of prostitution not to mention STDís and other forums of health issues would spread like whiled fire.

I just got back from Amsterdam this summer and prostitution is legal over there, its socking to see some of these ladies trapped in these hellish situations and guys sexually abusing them all day imagine what kind of a life that would be. I think itís horrific.

Nicola Ė Youíre for prostitution because you believe it would be safe?! Well let me feed you a little insight, what I saw in Amsterdam was not safe I almost wanted to cry. People truly donít understand unless you see it first hand.

Guys would latterly pay these girls that Iím willing to bet are slaves in the prostitution industry and druged with dirty needles by random strangers and sexually abused tormented and sometimes even raped.

Rrghh it makes my stomach turn.
Seriously? If it's legal it will be regulated and inspected by the government and whatnot. People won't just be kidnapped and forced to be a prostitute.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 02:15 AM

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No way prostitution is horrible! If this was to be legalized then so many young women would be kidnapped and sold to the scum who make a living off of prostitution not to mention STDís and other forums of health issues would spread like whiled fire.

I just got back from Amsterdam this summer and prostitution is legal over there, its socking to see some of these ladies trapped in these hellish situations and guys sexually abusing them all day imagine what kind of a life that would be. I think itís horrific.

Nicola Ė Youíre for prostitution because you believe it would be safe?! Well let me feed you a little insight, what I saw in Amsterdam was not safe I almost wanted to cry. People truly donít understand unless you see it first hand.

Guys would latterly pay these girls that Iím willing to bet are slaves in the prostitution industry and druged with dirty needles by random strangers and sexually abused - tormented and sometimes even raped.

Low and behold this is something you would what legalized? Iím truly speechless people think they know what their talking about but trust me when I say - its disgusting! I went to Amsterdam with my good buddy for two reasons (prostitutes and legalized drugs) Let me tell you that it is so much different then I thought it would be. It was one trip I will never forget!

Rrghh it makes my stomach turn.
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 05:24 AM

Prostitution is legal in Nevada, of course, and it seems to work fine for them. I only have one problem with prostitution, and that's in general. I think there should be an age to it, no sixteen year old prostitutes, no child prostitutes, and no girls forced against their will. 18, even 19, and up, to be a prostitute and to visit one.

Otherwise, I think it's not a bad idea, and it might even help the economy.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 07:14 AM

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Prostitution is legal in Nevada, of course, and it seems to work fine for them. I only have one problem with prostitution, and that's in general. I think there should be an age to it, no sixteen year old prostitutes, no child prostitutes, and no girls forced against their will. 18, even 19, and up, to be a prostitute and to visit one.

Otherwise, I think it's not a bad idea, and it might even help the economy.
yes, i definitely agree with this. a sixteen year old is still a child and should not under any circumstances be allowed to work as a prostitute - regardless of the age of consent.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 07:53 AM

I think it should be legalised for the same reasons everyone else had said. I also believe the laws should be strict, obviously not everyone will follow them and we'd still have illegal prostitutes (underage and whatever) but I think in general it would make it better. It's their lives if they want to do it, let them.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 10:36 AM

If they can manage it well, I'm all for it being made legal. It'd be safer for the women involved, for one thing. People should have to register to be prostitutes though, so that they can find the poor girls from Asia who are being trafficked over here with the promise of a better life in the west, and then being forced into prostitution. And they even have to pay for that to happen ='( however, it should be illegal to work as a prostitute without - I'm gonna say a lisence, because it fits best in the context, but that's not quite what I mean - a lisence, so that they can get the people who are using it as a way to pay for drugs, and help them and the poor girls who are trafficked over illegally, and leave the legal, safe, regulated prostitutes alone.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 4th 2010, 08:20 PM

I'm for. I don't remember who said this, but I love this quote:

"Sex is the only thing in the world that is legal to give away for free, but illegal to buy and sell"

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 5th 2010, 10:42 PM

Against.

There are already brothels in certain places. It doesn't need to be legal in the streets. I don't want to have to walk past hookers while I'm taking a walk down the street with my husband and son.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 6th 2010, 01:02 AM

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IF it was legal - I think there could be - would be - far greater control over the public presence of prostitutes. [i.e. 'hookers on the street']

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While keeping 'things' in place [In fact - greatly improving on those 'things'] that make it possible for adult prostitutes to leave their 'job' - legalizing it would make it possible for far more resources [Time, energy and money] to be directed towards keeping KIDS and teenagers from becoming prostitutes.

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 6th 2010, 01:11 AM

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There are already brothels in certain places. It doesn't need to be legal in the streets. I don't want to have to walk past hookers while I'm taking a walk down the street with my husband and son.
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 6th 2010, 01:19 AM

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surely making it legal would mean less hookers on street corners?..
How come? I would think that since it's legal, they're just going to be all out in the open since police aren't going to do anything about them.


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How come? I would think that since it's legal, they're just going to be all out in the open since police aren't going to do anything about them.
well they'll be allowed to advertise their services and have a premises and all that - run it like a proper business instead of sneaking around on the streets trying not to get caught.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 6th 2010, 10:16 AM

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How come? I would think that since it's legal, they're just going to be all out in the open since police aren't going to do anything about them.
No if it was legal, they would set up brothels and advertise them in other ways.

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 6th 2010, 03:21 PM

I'm for.

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 03:30 AM

Definitely against.

There are some good points for why it would make it a better situation for current prostitutes and the economy, but for me none of those outweigh the fact that selling your body and casual sex with strangers shouldn't be encouraged.

If a man sleeps with a prostitute and gets an STD... what did he expect would happen?

I agree with Chelsey though... even though they may not be walking the street, I don't want that kind of service available to my husband or my son in the future.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 03:32 AM

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Definitely against.

There are some good points for why it would make it a better situation for current prostitutes and the economy, but for me none of those outweigh the fact that selling your body and casual sex with strangers shouldn't be encouraged.

If a man sleeps with a prostitute and gets an STD... what did he expect would happen?

I agree with Chelsey though... even though they may not be walking the street, I don't want that kind of service available to my husband or my son in the future.
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 04:09 AM

What!?!? Prostitution being legal? That sounds absolutely crazy to me. Here's why:

By legalizing prostitution, the government would pretty much be promoting people going out and selling their bodies. Maybe some people don't find anything wrong with doing this, but prostitutes don't sell themselves to the best kinds of people. Most of the time they are having sex with people who have criminal records, probably carry around guns, and use drugs. Why would we allow someone to put themselves in an extremely dangerous situation simply because it would help the economy? That's just sick.

When I have kids, I want them to grow up with morals, and set goals for themselves and their futures. I wouldn't want them traipsing around having sex for money. You can't argue that prostitution is a.) dangerous and b.) unmoral. We need to be making it as easy as possible for people to succeed in their lives and get well paying and stable jobs. By making prostitution legal, you are encouraging people to give up on the goals they have set for themselves and simply dress like a tramp and go stand out on some corner charging people money for some pleasure. We already enough violent and disgusting things going on here where I live, and as far as I'm concerned I don't need to see women standing at street corners shouting "WANT SOME SEX!?"

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Most of the time they are having sex with people who have criminal records, probably carry around guns, and use drugs.
what?.. where did you get that from? i don't think you can say that most people who use prostitutes have a criminal record, take drugs and carry guns!. maybe some of them, but a lot of people who use prostitutes are just every day people.

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You can't argue that prostitution is a.) dangerous and b.) unmoral.

legalising it would make it less dangerous, and the moral thing is down to personal opinion.

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By making prostitution legal, you are encouraging people to give up on the goals they have set for themselves and simply dress like a tramp and go stand out on some corner charging people money for some pleasure. We already enough violent and disgusting things going on here where I live, and as far as I'm concerned I don't need to see women standing at street corners shouting "WANT SOME SEX!?"

by legalising it, we would have less hookers on the streets looking like tramps and more in properly organised brothels which run a professional business and help the economy.


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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 06:40 AM

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but for me none of those outweigh the fact that selling your body and casual sex with strangers shouldn't be encouraged.
Well it's good to see that you've appointed yourself as judge of what should and shouldn't be encouraged.

Not to mention the idea that legalisation equates to 'encouraging' is absurd. That's like saying the government is encouraging people to fap to bowls of doritos. It's legal isn't it?

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I agree with Chelsey though... even though they may not be walking the street, I don't want that kind of service available to my husband or my son in the future.
Right, because your husband will be fully faithful if it's illegal, but will all of a sudden go out and sex up dozens of prostitutes if it's legal?

And I'm sure your son will be thrilled with you thinking you have the right to advocate force to push your morals on him when he is an adult. The funny thing is that you'd be considered crazy and arrested if you tried to do this yourself, but doing it through the government is supposedly fine.

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The mere thought of making something like prostitution legal disgusts me.
And the mere thought of you advocating violence to push your morals based on your ignorant stereotypes on others disgusts me.

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 07:41 AM

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And the mere thought of you advocating violence to push your morals based on your ignorant stereotypes on others disgusts me.

I think the rest of your post was already addressed.
Um, when did I come across as ignorant or stereotypical? As far as I'm concerned, you are the one being ignorant here, for not being open to others opinions on the matter. Whether you declare me wrong or not, anyone's opinion on this kind of thing is based on their morals. I'll take an educated guess and say that your morals tell you that a woman should have the right to do with her body what she pleases. However, my morals tell me that this is not in fact the case; not when she is putting herself in danger. What opinion is not based on the morals one has?

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what?.. where did you get that from? i don't think you can say that most people who use prostitutes have a criminal record, take drugs and carry guns!. maybe some of them, but a lot of people who use prostitutes are just every day people.

They are obviously criminals, if they are in fact breaking the law by using a prostitute...

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by legalising it, we would have less hookers on the streets looking like tramps and more in properly organised brothels which run a professional business and help the economy.

And who is to say that no violence would occur in these brothels you mention? It's a fact that the sex industry is often extremely dangerous. Sure it's not always dangerous, but it still frequently can be. I also think that legalizing prostitution would cause an increase in sex trafficking. If it were legal to prostitute, it would be much easier for people to force young teens into being sex slaves. This is something that could easily go on in such a business or brothel.





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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 08:19 AM

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Um, when did I come across as ignorant or stereotypical? As far as I'm concerned, you are the one being ignorant here, for not being open to others opinions on the matter. Whether you declare me wrong or not, anyone's opinion on this kind of thing is based on their morals. I'll take an educated guess and say that your morals tell you that a woman should have the right to do with her body what she pleases. However, my morals tell me that this is not in fact the case; not when she is putting herself in danger. What opinion is not based on the morals one has?

Hi Amanda!!

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You're absolutely right - every opinion [At least when it comes to a topic like prostitution] is based on ones morals. But I have to ask - do you believe [Based on YOUR morals] that an ADULT should be arrested and charged for doing something that you PERSONALLY find immoral?

That said.... Would it be fair to assume [Based on what have said so far] that you believe in God? IF you do - you should know that I do too. But you should also know that there is NO ONE more 'right to choose' than GOD. For we are ALL free to do as we please. BUT we will ALL be held accountable for OUR choices. So to legalize prostitution does NOT mean that anyone is any less accountable for their actions. My argument in favour of legalizing prostitution is based on my belief that it would improve the odds in FAVOUR of those who choose to become prostitutes of NOT being hurt physically. It is also based on my belief that - given that more time, energy and money could be directed towards keeping KIDS and TEENS from becoming prostitutes in the first place - the better off ALL of society would be if ADULT prostitution was legal.



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And who is to say that no violence would occur in these brothels you mention? It's a fact that the sex industry is often extremely dangerous. Sure it's not always dangerous, but it still frequently can be. I also think that legalizing prostitution would cause an increase in sex trafficking. If it were legal to prostitute, it would be much easier for people to force young teens into being sex slaves. This is something that could easily go on in such a business or brothel.
Violence can happen in a church. That's just the reality of life. But IF prostitution were LEGAL - far more laws could be put into place in order to protect those who chose that 'profession'. As it is now - very few laws actually protect the prostitute - they merely harm him or her LEGALLY.

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 01:50 PM

There was a discussion on this on the radio yesterday. One rep from a lobby group that represents consenting prostitutes, another from a female protection organization.

The first started by explaining that prostitutes include both males and females, are adult, consenting and of good mental health, and choose to sell sex (read sex, not anything else) because of the financial rewards (mentioned one woman who used prostitution to fund her PHd - on prostitution). She called for prostitution to be recognized as an honourable profession and for the stereotype of prostitutes as "victims" to be abolished.

The second explained that prostitutes are poor abused women who are in a position they are unable to get out of because of a history of family dysfunction and poverty.

Now if you were to believe one or the other based on facts, it's clear which one is in the right.

Another point - legalizing prostitution would allow more police manpower to be concentrated on actual illegal prostitution (the Russian-Europe quasi-slave-trade in particular) instead of driving around picking up well-off prostitutes and giving them a rap on the knuckles...
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 02:49 PM

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Well it's good to see that you've appointed yourself as judge of what should and shouldn't be encouraged.

Not to mention the idea that legalisation equates to 'encouraging' is absurd. That's like saying the government is encouraging people to fap to bowls of doritos. It's legal isn't it?


Right, because your husband will be fully faithful if it's illegal, but will all of a sudden go out and sex up dozens of prostitutes if it's legal?

And I'm sure your son will be thrilled with you thinking you have the right to advocate force to push your morals on him when he is an adult. The funny thing is that you'd be considered crazy and arrested if you tried to do this yourself, but doing it through the government is supposedly fine.


And the mere thought of you advocating violence to push your morals based on your ignorant stereotypes on others disgusts me.

I think the rest of your post was already addressed.
Holy shit you people take this stuff so personally. You will never understand where I'm coming from until you have children of your own... This is what I get for trying to comment on opinions of fucking teenagers. I've been wanting to say this for a long time... after being on and off and since I was 17, I'm done with teenhelp. You people are fucking rude. Where do you get off attacking people for their opinions?????

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 02:57 PM

But where do children even come into this??
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But where do children even come into this??
As I said earlier... I don't want those kinds of services legally available to my son. I really don't feel the need to explain myself though, as I will just get attacked for what I say anyway. There is a difference between defending yourself and your beliefs and attacking others for what they think Frosty. This isn't the first time I've had this happen to myself and seen this happen to others in the debate forums.
   
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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 05:24 PM

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Holy shit you people take this stuff so personally. You will never understand where I'm coming from until you have children of your own... This is what I get for trying to comment on opinions of fucking teenagers. I've been wanting to say this for a long time... after being on and off and since I was 17, I'm done with teenhelp. You people are fucking rude. Where do you get off attacking people for their opinions?????
You're twenty-two years old, barely passed teenage years yourself, and there are many of us on here that aren't teenagers any more either.

You actually come across as a very stuck up, selfish person in that post. Clearly because you're three years older than Frosty, and have a child, you're a much more responsible person and have better morals than him? Incase you didn't pick up on it, that's sarcasm.

I don't see why have children would affect a persons opinion on this at all. Reality is, your son is going to visit a prostitute if he wants to whether it's legal or not legal. Just like he will most like try cigarettes, alcohol, have sex before he turns 18, possibly try weed. You can't be so naive as to close your eyes to these things. A parent wants to protect their children but this is real life and children will grow up to make their own decisions.

More than a little hypocritical really - you have not only attacked Frosty but sworn at him and the rest of us, and so contradict your own 'morals' if you will. So please don't take it too personally if I pretty much disregard what you say, clearly you don't believe it that strongly!

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Re: Legalizing Prostitution - January 7th 2010, 06:03 PM

^^^ This.

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