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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    This is not "legal immigration of prostitutes" - they are not immigrants; they have no right to work there - as prostitutes or in any other quality. Their tourist or guest visas do not give them that right.

    And yes, of course, there always will be some cases of kidnapping and rape. But the bulk of sex-related human trafficking exists because the business is illegal and non-transparent: prostitution itself is illegal, or working without permanent resident status is illegal, or both.
    I just posted about 7-8 links that show that women are being trafficked into countries where prostitution is LEGAL such as Germany. Are you kidding me? Nearly 90% of prostitutes in Germany were Slavic women. I'll explain to you again:

    1. Women legally migrating into countries under false pretenses from pimps.
    2. Women legally migrating into countries where prostitution is legal.
    3. Women legally migrating into countries and then being beaten to the point where they're too scared to go to the police or are bound like slaves.

    Is this a concept that is too hard for you to understand?
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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The reason I know it won't stop is because nothing beats free. We'll simply have legal prostitutes and a lot of illegal prostitutes working under the table. Why get paid rent when you can simply put them to work for free?
    I don't think anyone was contending that it would completely stop, just that legality would cut into black market profits. However if someone was saying a legal alternative would completely end the illegal method then they are of course, mistaken.
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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    in what respect ,chris ?
    Their laws, their economic status, their ability to enforce regulations, among others that I can't even think of but I'm sure exist. Every country is really kind of unique in their own ways.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The reason I know it won't stop is because nothing beats free. We'll simply have legal prostitutes and a lot of illegal prostitutes working under the table.
    Like we have legal programmers, dentists, truck drivers and brewers - and a lot of illegal ones?

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I just posted about 7-8 links that show that women are being trafficked into countries where prostitution is LEGAL such as Germany. Are you kidding me? Nearly 90% of prostitutes in Germany were Slavic women. I'll explain to you again:

    1. Women legally migrating into countries under false pretenses from pimps.
    2. Women legally migrating into countries where prostitution is legal.
    3. Women legally migrating into countries and then being beaten to the point where they're too scared to go to the police or are bound like slaves.

    Is this a concept that is too hard for you to understand?
    maybe they need to live in such countries to understand
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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Wallace Idaho had a legal Bordello running until 1988 that was safe for the girls and the customers alike. The Madam donated money to buy the HS football team new uniforms and various other good works around town. There was no crime associated with it and no pimps and no problems at all until the feds in their infinite wisdom decided one day in 1988 that the prostitution and gambling in the bars had to be stopped. They swept into town and started arresting bar owners and generally acting like the Gestapo so now people go to down town Spokane to deal with pimps and crack whores and get mugged in the process as often as not.

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    1988?!?!?!?! I wonder who was in charge of the administration of the federal government at that time?
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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Is this a concept that is too hard for you to understand?
    It is very hard to understand how you don't understand the difference between: (1) legally crossing a border and (2) having a status of legal immigrant.

    You have to have the status - an equivalent of the American green card - to be able to work there. Someone with a tourist visa is not a legal immigrant. She is not any kind of immigrant at all, she is ......- you guessed it: a tourist.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    I don't think anyone was contending that it would completely stop, just that legality would cut into black market profits.
    Not by much as shown by the fact that women are still being trafficked in large numbers to countries where prostitution is legal. The fact that legalization in countries like Germany has not made it profitable to simply hire legal working German girls is all the proof I need to know that it won't make a dent.
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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    The bottom line, which none of you can argue against, is that prostitution occurs whether it is legal or illegal, and that making it legal and regulating it makes it safer for all involved.

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    Re: If prostitution were legal...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The bottom line, which none of you can argue against, is that prostitution occurs whether it is legal or illegal, and that making it legal and regulating it makes it safer for all involved.
    Yes, that is the bottom line. There's simply no upside in keeping prostitution banned, except to satisfy our hypocrisy.

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