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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Absolutely! Do you know how many choose to strip in order to earn college tuition?
    Big difference between being a stripper and being a hooker. That said, strippers are pretty messed up individuals too, just not nearly as bad.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Well, Grimm, if you're absolutely sure no man or woman would ever choose to engage in sexual intercourse with people (that they could very well have the possibility of accepting or rejecting) in exchange for a good quantity of money, instead of pointing their noses up and searching for more dignified and classy jobs, then never mind all I said.

    But, I warn you, no one would ever choose to clean toilets. Yet, it is done, because people are willing to do it for a certain amount of money. That's how the economy works, and that's how legal and illegal prostitution works.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Big difference between being a stripper and being a hooker. That said, strippers are pretty messed up individuals too, just not nearly as bad.
    It really depends on where one works and for what reasons. A job is a job, and when one enters a profession, the goal can either be success along with a goal or to just make some money...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    Well, Grimm, if you're absolutely sure no man or woman would ever choose to engage in sexual intercourse with people (that they could very well have the possibility of accepting or rejecting) in exchange for a good quantity of money, instead of pointing their noses up and searching for more dignified and classy jobs, then never mind all I said.

    But, I warn you, no one would ever choose to clean toilets. Yet, it is done, because people are willing to do it for a certain amount of money. That's how the economy works, and that's how legal and illegal prostitution works.
    The difference, kingsbridge, is that toilet cleaners don't kill themselves at a rate 40 times higher than the national average. 75% of women who clean toilets haven't attempted suicide.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Furthermore, there are places where prostitution is legal, and many women actually CHOOSE to do it and even like it. It's not porn, no. It's just a different part of the world. I don't personally know any of them, but I don't think I'd be too far off if I said that some of them may find your comments towards their profession to be slightly offensive.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The difference, kingsbridge, is that toilet cleaners don't kill themselves at a rate 40 times higher than the national average. 75% of women who clean toilets haven't attempted suicide.
    Over here in Scandinavia, suicide rates are much higher than anywhere else. Perhaps we should all migrate and then nuke this Mordor on Earth?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    It's degrading to the human spirit,
    I think having the government snoop into our sex lives is much more degrading to the human spirit. I prefer free state over nanny state.

    and its potential to spread disease makes it a public health risk.
    Public health is one of the major reasons for legalizing it. Forcing it underground only makes the health risks worse.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    It really depends on where one works and for what reasons. A job is a job, and when one enters a profession, the goal can either be success along with a goal or to just make some money...
    Stripping and prostitution are psychologically damaging. This is backed up by all the statistics. When you reduce a woman to a commodity, to a piece of meat for you to purchase, she starts to see herself as just that. Her self-esteem goes in the tank, and self-destructive tendencies follow.

    You can choose to ignore it, but the statistics about prostitution do not lie.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    Over here in Scandinavia, suicide rates are much higher than anywhere else. Perhaps we should all migrate and then nuke this Mordor on Earth?
    Hell, if I lived in the dark half the year (slight exaggeration), I'd be depressed as well...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    Furthermore, there are places where prostitution is legal, and many women actually CHOOSE to do it and even like it. It's not porn, no. It's just a different part of the world. I don't personally know any of them, but I don't think I'd be too far off if I said that some of them may find your comments towards their profession to be slightly offensive.
    If you're talking about Holland, many of those women were brought there from Russia or Eastern Europe as little girls via human trafficking.

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