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    Selling sex legally in New Zealand

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    How sensible, New Zealand is to be commended.

    Somehow I doubt many would agree to this in either the US nor EU.

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    Bravo to New Zealand to getting rid of another Victimless Crime.

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    What is New Zealand going to do with a bunch of rich sheep?

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    How sensible, New Zealand is to be commended.

    Somehow I doubt many would agree to this in either the US nor EU.
    A couple thoughts:

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    When "Sophie", a medical worker from Christchurch, fell behind on her mortgage payments last year, she found that her job was not paying enough. Her only option was a temporary career change: she became a prostitute.
    Even assuming she handled her finances correctly (being debt free except the mortgage, emergency fund which could support her for 6-12 month, taking a 15 year loan with 20% down, etc), assuming she couldn't take out a second mortgage on any existing equity, the most appropriate action here is to sell the home and rent until she gets back on her feet; not become a prostitute.

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    Sex workers have the same rights as everyone else. In the eyes of New Zealand's law, the oldest profession is just like any other.
    Even though "shaman" is a much older profession than "prostitute", the earliest records of prostitution (Third Dynasty of Ur c. 2050 B.C.) show that they were slaves.

    Some "profession"
    Last edited by Jerry; 03-17-09 at 02:06 PM.

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    What is New Zealand going to do with a bunch of rich sheep?
    Not Safe For Work - but if the link still works, it's very funny. (or was 3 years ago when I first saw it.)

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    So if you skip out on your bill, will you be charged with "shoplifting" or rape?
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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    Kudos to New Zealand for coming out of the dark ages. Now if only we could get our own country to follow suit and stop criminalizing the selling of something that's perfectly legal to give away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    A couple thoughts:

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    Even assuming she handled her finances correctly (being debt free except the mortgage, emergency fund which could support her for 6-12 month, taking a 15 year loan with 20% down, etc), assuming she couldn't take out a second mortgage on any existing equity, the most appropriate action here is to sell the home and rent until she gets back on her feet; not become a prostitute.
    Yes yes... because in Jerry's world, only Jerry's way is the right way.

    Many people take up a second job to supplement income when needed. There's nothing wrong with doing that.

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    So if you skip out on your bill, will you be charged with "shoplifting" or rape?
    What happens if you don't pay for services rendered in any other profession? They sue you for the money.

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    whores.

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    Re: Selling sex legally in New Zealand

    Bravo! Common sense and liberty prevail!
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