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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    IMO, the only way to do that is regulation. Right now abused women are apprehensive about getting help because prostitution is illegal, and they WILL be charged for it.
    The reasons trafficked women don't get out when the opportunity appears to be there are complicated.

    I agree that prostitutes should not be prosecuted - this is what Korimyr was just talking about. In Sweden they legalized selling sex, but criminalized buying sex or pimping it. That approach has shown a lot of success in reducing prostitution and sex trafficking.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Quite true

    If you want to make drug use drop, prostitution use drop, target the users, not the suppliers. If there is a demand for something someone somewhere will supply it if the money is good enough. Make the non monetary costs of demand increase, the actual demand will drop, and so will the supply
    That's one of the primary underlying problems with outright legalization too. Removing the threat of punishment for buying a hooker increases demand. If the increase in demand outpaces the increase in supply (the number of women willing to prostitute voluntarily), legalization can actually lead to INCREASED trafficking and abuse. Which is what appears to be happening among nations that have legalization.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Yes, pimpin' is necessary. It just ain't easy.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    The reasons trafficked women don't get out when the opportunity appears to be there are complicated.

    I agree that prostitutes should not be prosecuted - this is what Korimyr was just talking about. In Sweden they legalized selling sex, but criminalized buying sex or pimping it. That approach has shown a lot of success in reducing prostitution and sex trafficking.
    We already do that here though, buying and selling prostitutes is already illegal here and it hasn't done a bit of good. Women who want to sell their bodies are going to do it and men are going to buy what they're selling.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    And yet the conditions for the women there are far better than in the US.

    Legalization is a no brainer.
    Congratulations on completely ignoring all the research and evidence I just offered you. By all means, keep believing whatever you want to believe in spite of reality. No skin off my back.

    No brainer should be your personal motto.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    We already do that here though, buying and selling prostitutes is already illegal here and it hasn't done a bit of good.
    You misunderstand. In Sweden SELLING is legal, BUYING (or PIMPING) is illegal.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Women who want to sell their bodies are going to do it and men are going to buy what they're selling.
    And what about the women who don't want to do it but are forced to?

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If prostitution were legal... would pimps be "necessary"?

    Please note that "necessary" is in quotes.
    If one takes a look at Germany, the answer is no.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    You misunderstand. In Sweden SELLING is legal, BUYING (or PIMPING) is illegal.



    And what about the women who don't want to do it but are forced to?
    No, I think you misunderstand. Both are already illegal here and it hasn't done a thing. Legalization and regulation would prevent a lot of women being forced into the business. They would have many avenues to take. Keeping it in the dark and illegal doesn't help anyone.

    Besides, why shouldn't two adults be able to exchange sex for money if they so desire?

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, I think you misunderstand. Both are already illegal here and it hasn't done a thing.
    I'm talking about Selling=Legal, Buying=Illegal. You're talking about Selling=Illegal, Buying=Illegal. Do you not see the difference? I'll give you a hint - there's an extra letter in there somewhere. Why do you think it's ok to compare apples to oranges?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Legalization and regulation would prevent a lot of women being forced into the business. They would have many avenues to take. Keeping it in the dark and illegal doesn't help anyone.
    You are wrong. I've already provided a number of links to empirical research that has demonstrated this is wrong. You're putting forth a theory. And reality has shown that that theory is wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Besides, why shouldn't two adults be able to exchange sex for money if they so desire?
    Because the legal framework that permits that may also lead to increased human trafficking.

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