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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    Also, legalizing it cannot eliminate the black market. Regulation means higher cost. Poor men may resort to individual hookers.
    The market rate for sex generally works out to a weeks worth of earnings for unskilled labor - this is the average worldwide. As long as rates don't deviate too far from that, you can limit grey and black market P4P. Of course, it's nearly impossible to stamp out $20 crackhoes, but that's a symptom of another problem entirely and shouldn't have any impact on ones desire to legalize P4P.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by foadi View Post
    Ok, take lets use termas in Rio De Janeiro (like Centaurus or 4x4), or saunas in Macau (Sanado, 18, Rio, etc) as an example. Would it be possible to turn those sorts of venues into co-ops? Would require millions in investment, hundreds of employees, and a bunch of other stuff. Seems like co-op's would be relatively basic, small, and boring in comparison.
    I don't see why the need for glamorous prostitution facilities outweighs the need to protect prostitutes from exploitation (which is the primary reason I support legalization in the first place).
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It should be legal but heavily regulated to ensure the health of the prostitute and and customer are protected and for the financial protection of the prostitute. Frequent checks for STDs, no unprotected sex by both the prostitute and customer,and frequent health inspections of the place of business regardless if that business is private home, cat house or some other facility where the prostitute works.There should also be wage/pay protections to ensure that the prostitute gets to keep the majority of her pay earned from her services so that she is not taken taken advantage of by a pimp,'employment' agency, brothel, cat house or some other employer.
    Why do you assume the prostitutes will all be women?

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Are you suggesting that because we can't fix everything
    If by everything you mean the overwhelming majority of what you're fixing, then yes. If by everything you mean a hyperbolic number, the no.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Though it sounds a bit daft at first, I would be in favor of:

    Legal to sell. Illegal to buy. Illegal to pimp.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Why do you assume the prostitutes will all be women?
    there will probably be some gigolos around too
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Though it sounds a bit daft at first, I would be in favor of:

    Legal to sell. Illegal to buy. Illegal to pimp.
    unlike drug use .
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Though it sounds a bit daft at first, I would be in favor of:

    Legal to sell. Illegal to buy. Illegal to pimp.
    That's called decriminalize. It doesn't do much to stamp out actual pimps anymore than it stamps out illegal weedmen.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I've been reading in another thread that it's almost 'guaranteed' that local police depts will be corrupt and predatory if it's legalized.

    Like that's an excuse? Like they shouldnt be held to their normal standards? What, they are so weak they cant resist? (IMO it is really disrespectful of police in general)

    There's precedent with Prohibition. Didnt make them right, and didnt prevent us from ending Prohibition. It is utterly ridiculous to use police corruption as an excuse to keep prostitution illegal. Those cops are supposed to be protecting the entire community. If they cant do that properly...then clean house. It is not to be tolerated.

    it really has zero to do with if prostitution should be legal or not. If it should be legal, then you fight the actual crime...which is corruption.
    It's as dumb as the "gateway drug" argument. You're forcing people to buy from a drug dealer and then blame the substance for them buying other drugs? The guy's job is to deal drugs!
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Though it sounds a bit daft at first, I would be in favor of:

    Legal to sell. Illegal to buy. Illegal to pimp.
    In a realistic sense, how does this work to supposedly solve the problems that we have now?
    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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