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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Giving in and giving up is a sign of weakness. We are weak if we legalize it.
    What?
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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.
    However by not having prostitution in the legal arena puts those gals/men in the position of being around other criminals by default, rather than by choice. I have no doubt that if a woman could be and feel and know that what she was doing wasn't illegal, she'd not have a pimp who would jack her up on drugs and sell her to abusive assholes. It's the fact that it's illegal to start with that puts them in an environment where it's essentially unavoidable; they will be exposed to and made a part of other criminal activities.
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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.
    If it's not a criminal activity, why would it encourage more criminal activity?

    And regulation and oversight would reduce disease.
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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 Cryptic View Post

    At the end of the day, the current practice works fine:

    -Hooking is illegal
    -local municipalities, in response to local conditions, decide how stringently those laws are enforced. Enforcement can vary from fairly strict to pretty token.
    I love that blatant legal hypocrisy AND action seems perfectly fine to you. And this is what kids would be taught.

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Both.
    Thanks. Both hooker and john should be punished with extensive jail terms.

    Now...why? Aside from breaking a law that is victimless, what did they do wrong to deserve that punishment?
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Because the State should not facilitate environments that increase social costs (actively spread STDs).

    The State should also not facilitate environments that lead to the exploitation of its citizens (even if the exploitation is "willing").
    It does not matter whether it is prostitution, usurous loans, or exploitive labor contracts that are "voluntary".

    Please note, this does not mean that I am advocating a Bloomberg nanny state.
    Your links didnt show that STDs were increased in society from legalized prostitution.

    As a matter of fact, who says there will be an increase in sex at all? It might even get more expensive if regulated and taxed.
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    For that matter, I am not personally exploited by usurous loans or loan sharking either- does that mean they should also be legal? Or, can the State forbid certain loan arrangements?
    There are actual victims in those examples.
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    why does society need to "get involved" when it is no ones business but the ones agreeing to the contracts?
    Actually society has more of a reason to get involved than the law. If people think that a certain rate of money loaning is too high they need to either create a loan with a lower rate or go find one. Not demand a law that will cap the rate. That is the key difference between society and the law. In the case of the topic of the thread, if society truly wants no prostitution then either they move to a place where it is not happening or the exert social pressure and make it unprofitable/undesirable for those prostituting.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It should be legal and regulated like any other business. This is a women's safety issue to me. Illegal prostitution leads to abuse, disease, crime, and human trafficking. It just makes NO SENSE to me to make prostitution illegal.
    So does legal prostitution, as the Netherlands has been discovering.

    It should absolutely remain illegal-- but maybe, as a civilized and compassionate country, we should stop arresting and prosecuting the victims of prostitution, and focus instead on the perpetrators. I mean, that's what I'd do.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    So does legal prostitution, as the Netherlands has been discovering.
    Source?
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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