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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    It really is a stupid reason to lock people up, humans are biologically driven to have sex, so what if some want to pay for it. What's next, lock people up for buying food?
    It's actually a strong tenet of Islam. True fundamentalist practitioners prefer the condemnation and punishment of sinners...that way it acts as a more realistic way to force them to obey and it also removes the temptations for them so they dont have to control themselves (or have to do so less). I've read several interviews where they explain this and they arent extremists, just 'true believers' practicing Islam.

    In Christianity, God has given us free will and expects us to control ourselves and do the right thing...not have anyone force it on us. Otherwise, he could 'force' whatever behavior he wanted. And he forgives us all our sins when we accept him, even the hookers.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    It really is a stupid reason to lock people up, humans are biologically driven to have sex, so what if some want to pay for it. What's next, lock people up for buying food?
    And sex between 2 people of the age of consent is a private matter. If it's paid for by cash, dinners out, an apartment, a new car, a ring...whatever. Nobody's business but the people involved.

    Why on Earth does anyone think prostitutes who take money should be locked up?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    And sex between 2 people of the age of consent is a private matter. If it's paid for by cash, dinners out, an apartment, a new car, a ring...whatever. Nobody's business but the people involved.

    Why on Earth does anyone think prostitutes who take money should be locked up?

    I've been asking this question since I entered the thread. I'm not sure why it's so hard to answer?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I've been asking this question since I entered the thread. I'm not sure why it's so hard to answer?
    Nor do I.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Nor do I.
    Men don't like being exploited for their money.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Yeah, finally! Please tell me the negative social impacts? Please show how things like you listed are different for prosititution or how they could not be dealt with by regulation like every other business? You named a lot of 'exploitive' things. Pretty sure regulation would make it safer for public and women and make it less exploitive for women. Are johns being exploited?
    Prostitution, like vandalism, tends to create a climate for other criminal offenses.
    In contrast to what the proponents claim, there is

    Most enforcement actions are directly due to citizens complaints, so evidently, those living around it have concluded that there are social impacts.
    Citizen complaints lead to prostitution arrests : News : CarolinaLive.com
    Citizen complaints lead to prostitution arrests - WFSB 3 Connecticut
    Five arrested in undercover prostitution sting in Gainesville - The Independent Florida Alligator: Crime

    My guess is that prostitution, like vandalism, creates an environment for furhter criminal activity.

    Other social impacts include:

    - AIDS CDC - Sex Workers - Other Risks - Risk - HIV/AIDS At the end of the day, a certain percentage of the hookers and the hooked dont alot of personal discipline and thus are not known to be interested in precautions.

    - Exploitation of women http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegDat...)493040_EN.pdf Evidently the Dutch policy on prostitution has not created a heaven of happy hookers as traffickers view the Netherlands as a having business potential.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Prostitution, like vandalism, tends to create a climate for other criminal offenses.
    In contrast to what the proponents claim, there is

    Most enforcement actions are directly due to citizens complaints, so evidently, those living around it have concluded that there are social impacts.
    Citizen complaints lead to prostitution arrests : News : CarolinaLive.com
    Citizen complaints lead to prostitution arrests - WFSB 3 Connecticut
    Five arrested in undercover prostitution sting in Gainesville - The Independent Florida Alligator: Crime

    My guess is that prostitution, like vandalism, creates an environment for furhter criminal activity.

    Other social impacts include:

    - AIDS CDC - Sex Workers - Other Risks - Risk - HIV/AIDS At the end of the day, a certain percentage of the hookers and the hooked dont alot of personal discipline and thus are not known to be interested in precautions.

    - Exploitation of women http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegDat...)493040_EN.pdf Evidently the Dutch policy on prostitution has not created a heaven of happy hookers as traffickers view the Netherlands as a having business potential.
    Any female can have an STD today. She doesn't need to be a prostitute for that. Men should have the right to take their own precautions.

    Citizens complain about prostitutes all the time. Why is that a reason to keep it illegal? I didn't see in those links specifically what impact the prostitutes had on the people who complained.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    It's actually a strong tenet of Islam. True fundamentalist practitioners prefer the condemnation and punishment of sinners...that way it acts as a more realistic way to force them to obey and it also removes the temptations for them so they dont have to control themselves (or have to do so less). I've read several interviews where they explain this and they arent extremists, just 'true believers' practicing Islam.

    In Christianity, God has given us free will and expects us to control ourselves and do the right thing...not have anyone force it on us. Otherwise, he could 'force' whatever behavior he wanted. And he forgives us all our sins when we accept him, even the hookers.
    That is true, but only if the sinner in question makes a sincere attempt to "sin no more."

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    No, Vance, apparently through all of history, jail didn't suck bad enough. We need to be tougher and jail them harder!

    And then after they have been punished to our satisfaction turn them back out to their pimp who can turn them back to the streets.

    Frankly...I think the thought that some women LIKE sex and are OK with not only having sex but would be happy to make money at it scares the hell out of people. I know personally 2 very confident and successful professional (not THAT kind of 'professional') women that are very proud of their abilities to give fantastic blow jobs and LIKE doing it, and could probably make a monthly house and car payment on what they do willingly now after dinner and a movie. I'd like to say I can vouch for them...but...I cant. Cuz...just because some people like it doesnt mean we are all going to collapse our morals and values and succomb...to the...suckage. So to speak...

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What exactly are of-age prostitutes doing wrong that they should be jailed for?
    That sentence should be ended with "that many college students arent already doing for free?"

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