View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm a big girl and believe I can take care of myself, you seem to think you need government to protect you from yourself.
    Actually... no. My personal financial decisions in real estate have been pretty successful.

    I also realize that the social darwinism that you advocate leads to exploitation which leads to social turmoil which could impact the the economy in a negative way. This would, in turn, impact me.

    The fact that you or I, as individuals, are capable of making good decisions is not really that relevent.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should prostitution be legalized?
    Absolutely not.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Absolutely not.
    Can you expand on that? Why shouldn't it be legalized?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonic View Post
    I'm always conflicted on how to respond to the prostitution question, since it really depends on the situation and how it's being defined. I'll start off by saying I have no moral position on this, don't really care what religion may say about this.

    In many ways all casual sex is a 'transaction' so the issue (in my mind) that money transfer or barter has occurred is simply irrelevant. The true problem with prostitution is the coercion, trafficking, drugs, and the abuse by pimps. All of that is obscene and needs to be illegal.

    Then you are left with sex! I live in Thailand, where there is always only 6 degrees of separation from someone you know in the 'entertainment' industry. Thai prostitution isn't (generally) dominated by coercion and pimps. It's more a case of poor women working as independent contractors so to speak, selling sex directly to customers as Bar Girls, just to make money to support their families, not generally as I fear is common in the US to support a drug habit

    So I guess the real question, in a US context is: is it the sex that people have the problem with, or all the crime and abuse that surrounds the sex?
    IMO its the sex.
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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 Crosscheck View Post
    Everyone has a right to do with their bodies what they want . So in that vein I admit I have no right to dictate.

    Am not trying to play the moral card. I just simply wonder who here who supports it would like to have their teenage daughter look as it as a future profession. Is that fair enough?

    It seems we all like prostitutes but none of us would like their own daughter or wife working that profession.

    And if legal why couldn't one's wife do a few tricks for Christmas spending money and still be able to hold her head high.
    It's just like legalizing drugs....it's a matter of Constitutionality and personal freedoms and things where the govt has no business being involved.

    No one says doing drugs is good or the right thing to do. Legalizing is not a moral judgement on it. Maybe parents could do a better job of raising their kids and explain that? IMO if there were more good parents there would be less prostitutes and drug addicts anyway.
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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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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's all nice, but it has nothing to do with the discussion about prostitution.

    I'm a big girl and believe I can take care of myself, you seem to think you need government to protect you from yourself. End of discussion. We won't agree on this and share cropping and loans aren't relevant to this discussion. Thanks.
    IMO the more responsibility you remove from people, the less they will ever take for themselves. They just become more dependent.

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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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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Can you expand on that? Why shouldn't it be legalized?
    "It's against nature." (Translation: The Catholic Church says God doesnt like it)
    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

    Legal and regulated just like other businesses, I havent heard or read any logical reason to make it "illegal".
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    Re: Prostitution

    I am generally against any thing being illegal that should be a person's choice if they want to. If a woman or man wants to have sex for money that should be their decision. However I realize that countless women would be forced into it. And I have a problem with that. How do you legalize prostitution without allowing people to be forced into it?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I am generally against any thing being illegal that should be a person's choice if they want to. If a woman or man wants to have sex for money that should be their decision. However I realize that countless women would be forced into it. And I have a problem with that. How do you legalize prostitution without allowing people to be forced into it?
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