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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Although studies show that the legalization of prostitution has some negative social implications, it is unreasonable to make a private interaction between to consenting adults illegal.

    There's a service (use your imagination).

    There's a certificate of achievement (money) that is used to make a claim on the previously mentioned service.

    Theres an exchange of the service for the certificate of achievement.

    Don't like it?

    Don't buy it.

    It's a waste of time, money and resources to try to prevent prostitution. The hubris of Government to believe it can make extinct what's known as "the world's oldest profession."

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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    San Francisco has already had problems with attempting to ignore state laws, I wonder if there's a state law about prostitution already.

    Nevada has their law set up for counties less than 400K and if there's not a county/city law against it.

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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    I think this is very progressive. It provides those who don't want to be in the industry the ability to get out. In places where prostitution is illegal, those who are trapped (either financially, abusively, etc.) can't turn to the police because in doing so they admit their line of work and suffer punishment. In being punished, it also downgrades the status of their abusive situation. For instance, the courts would be less likely to sympathize with a prostitute who was raped since her line of work is illegal and therefore "immoral".

    It also provides agency for those who choose to be in the industry and want to stay. They can now engage in quality control, have safe havens, locations for education, and places to do their "business" that aren't seedy and underground. Safer for all parties involved.

    Finally, it also shuts up the feminists who are unknowingly reinforcing patriarchal ideals by painting all prostitutes as victims of circumstance. Not all are, and with legalization taking place it permits those on both side of the coin to be able to talk about their lives and show that the industry is diverse.

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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Bout time. Prostitution should be legal.
    And paid for by insurance too, right?
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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And paid for by insurance too, right?
    I don't see why it would be covered by insurance. I also don't see why it's illegal. Consenting adults, they can do as they like. If you want to sell sex, go for it.
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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And paid for by insurance too, right?
    The service of Prostitution wouldn't be but I could see the Prostitutes medical expenses being cover by their insurance.
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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    I honestly don't see any reason to keep prostitution illegal. If it were legal it could be far more regulated, which I think would be a great benefit. Plus, we could get rid of the whole absurd "escort" system, which is obviously prostitution anyway.

    "I donít understand why prostitution is illegal. Selling is legal, ****ing is legal. Why isn't selling ****ing legal?" - George Carlin

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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Prostitution is hardly a victimless crime as so many who also defend legalizing drugs on this forum make it out to be.

    There's nothing GOOD about it; it serves NO good purpose and the notion that no one suffers from it is a bizarre argument in the extreme.

    I am hardly surprised by our usual troop of Liberals and Libertarians defending the indefensible and continued demise of morals in this country.

    Prostitution is a crime for many very good reasons; drugs, criminal activity, women demeaning themselves for a quick fix....where does it end?

    Only truly demented people can think that legalizing a crime that demeans women and further erodes morality can be a GOOD idea.

    Carry on. Nothing more need be said about this sickness. Suffice it to say San Francisco is rapidly declining into a cesspool of its own lack of moral guidance.

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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Yeah, heaven forbid we allow people to make their own choices and for adults to engage in contractual agreements that don't harm anyone else, right?

    Prudes, prudes banned booze back in the day, prudes censor on TV and endorse the FCC, prudes can't handle freedom.
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    Re: San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Prostitution is hardly a victimless crime as so many who also defend legalizing drugs on this forum make it out to be.

    There's nothing GOOD about it; it serves NO good purpose and the notion that no one suffers from it is a bizarre argument in the extreme.

    I am hardly surprised by our usual troop of Liberals and Libertarians defending the indefensible and continued demise of morals in this country.

    Prostitution is a crime for many very good reasons; drugs, criminal activity, women demeaning themselves for a quick fix....where does it end?

    Only truly demented people can think that legalizing a crime that demeans women and further erodes morality can be a GOOD idea.

    Carry on. Nothing more need be said about this sickness. Suffice it to say San Francisco is rapidly declining into a cesspool of its own lack of moral guidance.

    Just because they don't share your medieval moral system doesn't mean they have no morals. Morals change thru the ages, you may not agree with the changes, but that does not make people who do not share your views immoral. And San Francisco is hardly a cesspool.... very nice people there.
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