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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well then stop with this silliness and state your position and explain why, realizing that your anecdotes are not proof and don't back your position.
    Well in that case..your anecdotes are not proof either and do not back your position...

    You agree that women should sell their bodies to men for money..but it makes you feel uncomfortable if they are minors..

    Tell me, do you know of any free prostitutes who can work without the presence of men!!
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's not a victimless crime. People don't get into prostitution because their lives are going well. Would you be ok with someone doing "business" in the house next to yours?
    If it's not a crime, then there is no crime to speak of - victimless or otherwise.



    And I would not mind if an escort lived next door to me IF prostitution was legal.

    If it was still illegal, then I would be concerned.

    I would certainly mind a WHOLE lot more if someone next door took up some very loud hobby/stay-at-home career that disrupted my life then a legal escort performing her legal job next door....again, only if the latter were legal.


    And for the record, prostitution is legal in Canada.

    Though certain aspects surrounding it are not - like common bawdy houses (brothels), public solicitation (street walkers) and pimping of any kind.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Well in that case..your anecdotes are not proof either and do not back your position...

    You agree that women should sell their bodies to men for money..but it makes you feel uncomfortable if they are minors..
    I never said they "should." However, you and I don't make the decisions for other adults and what they do with their bodies unless we are talking about minors who need protection from predatory adults.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Holy crap are you kidding me? Even with legal prostitution most men wouldn't want their wives knowing about it, you think people will want to be on camera, that could be recorded, and used for blackmail? just because it's legal doesn't mean that the brothel owners are decent mom and pop owners, as the wikipedia article on Nevada brothels reports most women working at the brothels claiming exploitation and the use of girls under age 18 in the brothels.
    Um... no it doesn't. I just looked at it. Also the section containing criticisms and controversies over the practice is specifically labeled as questionable to the biases of the sources posted. Also why do you assume that the vast majority of clientele would be married men who would want to keep it a secret? Do you have stats and facts to support this assertion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Would you be ok if there was a brothel on your street? On the route your children walk to school? Next to where you go shopping with your kids? There are legit reasons why people might not want a brothel in those places. It is far from an easy question.
    So regulate the locations the same way as porn shops. Seems like an easily solved problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    More importantly, how does one observe to make sure that they are engaged in prostitution willingly? People who answer "yes" to this question either don't know or don't care about the prevalence of human trafficking in the world-- including in the US-- and that the majority of people trafficked are women and girls intended for the sex industry.
    The same way we know that the mall isn't employing slave labor. They keep records. The are regulated. A legal prostitution industry means that those who want to purchase those services would have a regulated place to purchase them, that would not be using trafficked women and girls. Shut down the trafficking by providing a better alternative.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    This thread is nuts...what about pimps...who have a stable of girls..who get beaten up on a regular basis if they don't comply..They get them addicted to drugs..then they have to ''work'' to buy more drugs..

    No more than a meat market...

    Men who use prostitutes should be ashamed of themselves..
    The point of a legal and above-board prostitution industry is to protect these women from violence, drugs, and abuse.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Of course it won't..I go to Amsterdam quite frequently..it is very regulated...from the 14 yr old schoolgirl to a 70 yr old Granny..all available in shop windows...and all working for Turkish pimps..
    Then it's not very well regulated, is it?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Well in that case..your anecdotes are not proof either and do not back your position...

    You agree that women should sell their bodies to men for money..but it makes you feel uncomfortable if they are minors..

    Tell me, do you know of any free prostitutes who can work without the presence of men!!
    She never said "should", she said "could". If you knew anything about ChrisL, you'd know that she's a moral prude that looks down on anyone not following her strict moral code. She however does recognize that not everyone wants to do what she wants, and respects their own choices. How is this hard for you to understand?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I never said they "should." However, you and I don't make the decisions for other adults and what they do with their bodies unless we are talking about minors who need protection from predatory adults.
    Most adult women prostitutes don't have a say with what happens to their bodies either..

    So you are not bothered about them?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    She never said "should", she said "could". If you knew anything about ChrisL, you'd know that she's a moral prude that looks down on anyone not following her strict moral code. She however does recognize that not everyone wants to do what she wants, and respects their own choices. How is this hard for you to understand?
    Not hard at all..I was just surprised that everyone was bored with my ''anecdotes'' whilst holding up a serious political debate..

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And if the two parties do not agree?
    I don't know, but what does that have to do with the legalization of prostitution? A pregnancy can occur from a one night stand too you know.

    A pregnancy can also occur whether prostitution is legalized or not.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    She never said "should", she said "could". If you knew anything about ChrisL, you'd know that she's a moral prude that looks down on anyone not following her strict moral code. She however does recognize that not everyone wants to do what she wants, and respects their own choices. How is this hard for you to understand?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't know, but what does that have to do with the legalization of prostitution? A pregnancy can occur from a one night stand too you know.
    I understand that, but should there be some sort of indemnification agreed to amongst the parties before any action begins and would the courts even uphold that?
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