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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    I voted yes, but under very specific circumstances. A girl out walking the street? Under the lamp on the corner? No.

    It would be like any other controlled substance. Sold at specific, licensed places, registration of workers, etc. A VERY controlled environment. No house calls.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I voted yes, but under very specific circumstances. A girl out walking the street? Under the lamp on the corner? No.

    It would be like any other controlled substance. Sold at specific, licensed places, registration of workers, etc. A VERY controlled environment. No house calls.
    You mean... you're going to essentially make a small section of prostitution legal and keep the overwhelming majority of prostitution illegal. How will this work for the thousands of junky prostitutes in major cities? Do you believe they'll simply get off the drugs and start filing tax returns? What about all the underaged prostitutes in the US? They'll simply come out of the shadows and do it legally? These suggestions of "regulating it" aren't based on an understanding of prostitution in its current form. They're based on ideological musings of how things should be in the perfect world.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Yes, obviously. Even if you don't support the legal exchange of money for sex, I don't think anyone here can argue that allowing sex slavery to run wild is acceptable, which is essentially what an outright ban on prostitution does. Prostitution brothels should be legalized and strictly regulated, while pimping should be banned.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    [QUOTE=SocialDemocrat;1064207208]Yes, obviously. Even if you don't support the legal exchange of money for sex, I don't think anyone here can argue that allowing sex slavery to run wild is acceptable, which is essentially what an outright ban on prostitution does. Prostitution brothels should be legalized and strictly regulated, while pimping should be banned.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    [QUOTE=SocialDemocrat;1064207208]Yes, obviously. Even if you don't support the legal exchange of money for sex, I don't think anyone here can argue that allowing sex slavery to run wild is acceptable, which is essentially what an outright ban on prostitution does. Prostitution brothels should be legalized and strictly regulated[B], while pimping should be banned.[/[/B]QUOTE]

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Yes, obviously. Even if you don't support the legal exchange of money for sex, I don't think anyone here can argue that allowing sex slavery to run wild is acceptable, which is essentially what an outright ban on prostitution does. Prostitution brothels should be legalized and strictly regulated, while pimping should be banned.
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    The "managers" of prostitutes who all too often exploit the workers, effectively treat them as slaves and reap all of the profits that the employees work for.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    If pimping is banned, then wouldn't brothels, by extension, also be banned? The proprietor of a brothel is, in many ways, acting as a pimp. What about websites like backpage? They are profiting from prostitution, so would they be banned along with pimping?

    Nothing wrong with pimping in my opinion. No reason to ban it.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by foadi View Post
    If pimping is banned, then wouldn't brothels, by extension, also be banned? The proprietor of a brothel is, in many ways, acting as a pimp. What about websites like backpage? They are profiting from prostitution, so would they be banned along with pimping?

    Nothing wrong with pimping in my opinion. No reason to ban it.
    No, cooperative brothels would be legal in that situation.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    No, cooperative brothels would be legal in that situation.
    So democratically elected pimps are okay in your view? Not sure I understand. Wouldn't it make more sense to just ban brothels completely and have everyone work as independent freelancers? Or would that get in the way of your "heavily regulated" fantasy?

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    The "managers" of prostitutes who all too often exploit the workers, effectively treat them as slaves and reap all of the profits that the employees work for.[/QUOTE]

    l mean do you think it can be banned ?

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