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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?
    Aren't people being forced into as it is now? I don't think that would change in the sense of eliminating it, but I think it would lessen.

    Some, people, of course, not all.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Aren't people being forced into as it is now? I don't think that would change in the sense of eliminating it, but I think it would lessen.

    Some, people, of course, not all.
    I think the exploitation would be worse. I don't have issue with a woman choosing to have sex for money however men and probably other women would force people into it or make them "choose" to do it. I would not support something like that. Not without the exploitation aspect being addressed.
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    Re: Prostitution

    This isn't Victorian England, where some noble can just pay a thug to kidnap a few peasants to stock his brothel. Nowadays, if prostitution were legalized, it wouldn't even be worth the risk to force people into sex slavery. All it takes is someone to get suspicious of possible sex slavery in a whore house, and the police would be breaking down the door to look into it. Sex slavery is illegal, but when prostitution is also illegal, it becomes much harder to catch the criminals involved.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    This isn't Victorian England, where some noble can just pay a thug to kidnap a few peasants to stock his brothel. Nowadays, if prostitution were legalized, it wouldn't even be worth the risk to force people into sex slavery. All it takes is someone to get suspicious of possible sex slavery in a whore house, and the police would be breaking down the door to look into it. Sex slavery is illegal, but when prostitution is also illegal, it becomes much harder to catch the criminals involved.
    It seems, there is a lot of sex slavery here in germany, where it is totally legal. The reasons lie in other rules and laws that give slave holders leverage.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It seems, there is a lot of sex slavery here in germany, where it is totally legal. The reasons lie in other rules and laws that give slave holders leverage.
    Oh. Okay then. Here in the United States, this isn't post-Victorian England Germany, where there are other rules and laws that give slave holders leverage. In countries where sex slavery is legal, you are inevitably going to end up with sex slavery.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Oh. Okay then. Here in the United States, this isn't post-Victorian England Germany, where there are other rules and laws that give slave holders leverage. In countries where sex slavery is legal, you are inevitably going to end up with sex slavery.
    Oh. I am sorry. I was sloppy in formulating it. Prostitution is legal here. Not slavery. There is slavery in spite of prostitution being legal.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Oh. I am sorry. I was sloppy in formulating it. Prostitution is legal here. Not slavery. There is slavery in spite of prostitution being legal.
    How are brothels set up?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Oh. Okay then. Here in the United States, this isn't post-Victorian England Germany, where there are other rules and laws that give slave holders leverage. In countries where sex slavery is legal, you are inevitably going to end up with sex slavery.
    Maybe there is a problem with many people conflating prostitution, trafficking and slavery all into one. Legalization of prostitution won't eliminate the other two. What it would do is stop the women who may be victims of also being criminals.

    People are trafficked and sold into servitude for multiple reasons across the world, not only sex. Recent case in point; all of you that so enjoy those Oh So reasonably priced frozen shrimp at your local supermarket, were probably caught and processed using trafficked slave labor here in Thailand. Shall we outlaw the shrimp business?

    And, to address the question of 'would I want my daughter to do this' of course not. But think of this. Americans are the largest consumers, by far, of porn on the planet. Nobody wants their sons and daughters doing it, but it still seems to be consumed in huge quantities, and there I don't think anyone is coercing the actors to perform.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Voted yes.

    But I believe legalized or not, it doesn't matter so much.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Yes many of them.

    It's not unusual for prostitutes to be bait for other criminal activity. The customer gets mugged or robbed after picking up a prostitue.
    Where prostitution is legal in the US, 'street walkers' are still illegal. In Nevada, for example, you have to work at a brothel. Selling sex on your own time isn't allowed. You can't, say, put an add for services on Cregslist and sell sex from your house.
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