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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I did. Do you find that an appropriate excuse to make accusations as to my activities?
    I was on topic. Besides, why are you offended? I thought there was nothing wrong with strip clubs and hookers?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No, but I think porn is quite harmful all the same. Just a personal opinion, based on a bit of research, though big studies haven't really been done.

    Prostitution, on the other hand, is very well studied and we know how harmful it is.
    Real prostitution is terrible, I agree.

    But porn will never go away. Too many senators and congressmen are unhappily married.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    "Many..."

    That says it all. Many, but not all. Many people are killed for their organs, yet organ transplants are legal. People are kidnapped and sold for work in Asian factories, yet working in factories is legal. Of course people use and will continue to use sick methods of getting girls who don't want to do certain things to do those things. That's not going to evaporate. The question is whether making it legal for girls to willingly do it will help. The answer is probably a yes.

    I'm not absolutely sure I would support it, but I don't think you've given me any reason not to. All these statistics and the degradation of societal values are irrelevant, really. Do we really need to go through all the dangerous jobs in the world? Because very close to 100% of the most dangerous jobs in the world are legal. Danger is not a reason to make it illegal, as long as the people do it do it willingly and do not harm others.
    Yeah, you have to weigh the danger of the job with how useful it is. Prostitution isn't useful to society. If anything, it's harmful. Other dangerous jobs, like being a firefighter, a soldier, or an astronaut, are very useful. So you can't really compare them.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Do you really think anyone would choose to be a prostitute?
    Yes, I've talked to several who did exactly that. They find it preferable to having huge student debt and constantly having to work or study for four years straight to get a degree. Strippers and prostitutes can make more in one Friday or Saturday night than a minimum wage worker in 40-hours.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And what did it cost you? You see, IMV, those against prostitution are a bit hypocritical in that they don't equate the expense of getting "some real pussy" with prostitution. Can you explain the difference other than you had to seduce one and not the other?
    When two consenting adults hook up, one isn't treating the other like a piece of meat. It's usually an equal relationship. Most women won't let you walk up to them, throw a couple bucks their way, and stick it in their cooter. You have to get to know them a bit as people.

    You're not destroying their sense of self-worth.

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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.
    Don't quote Canadian estimates when we're clearly talking USA, here.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Yeah, you have to weigh the danger of the job with how useful it is. Prostitution isn't useful to society. If anything, it's harmful. Other dangerous jobs, like being a firefighter, a soldier, or an astronaut, are very useful. So you can't really compare them.
    Economics 101 tells us that as long as people are buying a service, the service is useful. Soldiers aren't useful if there are no wars. Prostitutes wouldn't be useful if there were no horny men trying to get some quick satisfaction. But both exist.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsbridge View Post
    Economics 101 tells us that as long as people are buying a service, the service is useful.
    Yeah but that's wrong. It might provide some utility to the person buying the service, but it might be detrimental to the bigger picture.

    For example, I could pay somebody to torture puppies. How is that useful except to amuse a sick sonofabitch?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    When two consenting adults hook up, one isn't treating the other like a piece of meat. It's usually an equal relationship. Most women won't let you walk up to them, throw a couple bucks their way, and stick it in their cooter. You have to get to know them a bit as people.

    You're not destroying their sense of self-worth.
    Perhaps many prostitutes like to have a chat before ------ the client?
    After all, what is more degrading to one's image: paying that person for consensual sex, or getting this person drunk, or high, and persuade her to have sex?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    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.
    That's more the result of the Holier-than-Thou crowd and their outdated mores as it is anything else. Take the social stigma out of the equation and it would be no different than toilet cleaning, digging ditches, or modeling.
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