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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You DO realize that prostitution isn't anything new right? It's been around for LONG before any of us.
    And it has been legal for the vast majority of its existence.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Until you have known anyone who sells their body for money...it might be better if you didn't comment on things you know nothing about...

    And I guess if you did marry a man for his money..that would make you a prostitute....
    I guess we need to make trophy wives/husbands illegal too then.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Yes. It needs to be regulated and taxed.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    legal 100%..
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    I voted no since it only gave 2 choices. I think it should be a misdemeanor or to keep it off the street, away from kids and out of everyone's face.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Prostitution being illegal is a highly irregular innovation, dating to the nineteenth century in the Anglosphere (as do so many of the 'timeless truths' American conservatives reify as eternal). As recently as 1888, the London subdivisions of Whitechapel and Spitalfields were host to fully legal prostitutes like Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper's final victim. Pubic sex was banned, largely as a way to discourage the desperately poor from streetwalking, but those who could afford room and board, like Kelly, could pursue their trade.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    No it should not be legal. It's degrading to the human spirit, and its potential to spread disease makes it a public health risk.

    If you have trouble getting some, I suggest hitting the gym, taking a shower, getting a job, and learning how to talk to a lady.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    It's a tough question to answer so simply but the answer would have to be "yes" with the caveat that the prostitute has to be fully consenting of the act. Let's not forget that sex-trafficking is why these laws exist in the first place. Of course, its obvious that these laws fail at their intended purpose as there is a huge culture of sex trafficking and prostitution in the United States despite strict laws.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No it should not be legal. It's degrading to the human spirit.
    Funny. That's the same non-logic nineteenth century progressives used to foist Prohibition on the nation.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    I don't see why not. Cheaper, cleaner, and more safe. What are the cons? Too much advertising?

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