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  • Prostitution should only be decriminalized and associated aspects of it heavily regulated.

    4 6.90%
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    Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    A very simple question that was inspired by a thread I saw in the Intl' Politics section. Simply put do you think prostitution should be legalized or criminalized? Why or why not? I personally support legalization, but I'll take an OP's prerogative and elaborate on why later.

    Edit: Just to elaborate on associated regulations, a common position I've encountered is that prostitution should be decriminalized, but that online services, street walkers, advertising, and other mechanisms and 'infrastructure' of prostitution should be pursued and clamped down on while keeping the actual act and exchange of cash for sex should be decriminalized.
    Last edited by Sherman123; 12-07-12 at 10:10 PM.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    A very simple question that was inspired by a thread I saw in the Intl' Politics section. Simply put do you think prostitution should be legalized or criminalized? Why or why not? I personally support legalization, but I'll take an OP's prerogative and elaborate on why later.
    I don't believe in moralistic laws, so yes, it should be legalized. If something is conducted between two consenting adults then the worst that can be described of the event is that it is a poor life decision. Do people really want poor life decisions to be illegalized?

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Legalized? Yes. But if there is anyone underage their "pimp" should be sent to prison for the rest of their life.
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    It commodifies women. No.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    I haven't made my mind up on this honestly. On one hand, while I don't morally agree with it, I do believe 2 adults should be able to consensually exchange money for any service they please. However, if prostitution is made legal, I'm not confident the gov't could put the proper restrictions and laws in place to prevent it from running rampant on the streets. Imagine street walkers soliciting in front of Toys R Us or Macy's during Christmas. That would be awful IMO. I'm not someone who's going to pin their beliefs on confidence in the gov't to do something competently either lol.
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by EcoFemSoc View Post
    It commodifies women. No.
    Good word. Commodifies.
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Good word. Commodifies.
    You're a marine. I wish you knew more than commodification in your life.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    We might as well, half the dates and relationships going on this weekend are very little different from legal prostitution...

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by EcoFemSoc View Post
    You're a marine. I wish you knew more than commodification in your life.


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    I wish you knew something other than lame cliches...

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    No. Gross.

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