View Poll Results: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

Voters
277. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    205 74.01%
  • No

    27 9.75%
  • I don't know

    35 12.64%
  • Other

    10 3.61%
Page 30 of 33 FirstFirst ... 202829303132 ... LastLast
Results 291 to 300 of 328

Thread: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

  1. #291
    Maquis Admiral
    maquiscat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,010

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah, the plumber and electrician also aren't kept in a house against their will and beaten if they don't work. They also have legal recourse if the employer decides not to pay them. Your comparisons are absolutely ridiculous.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No one said they all were, however, there is a large and sizeable number of prostitutes who are. Legalization and taxation will do absolutely nothing to help them.
    Actually legalization will help them as they then have legal recourse if they are not paid. That aside hold someone against their will is illegal regarless of whether prostitution is involved or not, so such is not an argument, espeically not on the point which we were discussing in this subthread; why should a prostitute be allowed to keep a majority of her fee, assuming prostitution is legal, when no other workers in other fields are allowed to?
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

  2. #292
    Maquis Admiral
    maquiscat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,010

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Well no, that's a good point. However, if there were an accurate online database that could be used to basically pick a prostitute that doesn't have STD, i think there is more at stake than asserting my doctor has a medical license, when that doctor must have a license as condition of employment. There is no such vetting process for prostitutes/STDs that i'm aware of. Shoving them underground is a huge reason for that.
    If the prostitute has an STD then by the suggested regulations they would not be allowed to be a licensed prostitute, so would they still be in the database as active? Of course there currently is no vetting process for prostitutes since they are currently illegal. As to the doctors, there are those who operate without licenses at times, and other professions where people operate without licenses. That's where the legal charge of operating without a licenses comes from.
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

  3. #293
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,053

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Actually legalization will help them as they then have legal recourse if they are not paid.
    This has already been proven to be utter nonsense. There are thousands of women in Germany where prostitution is legal and they have absolutely no legal recourse because police officers are paid off by their pimps and handlers. If you want to continue spewing libertarian nonsense, at least base your statements on facts and not ideology.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  4. #294
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,234

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No one said they all were, however, there is a large and sizeable number of prostitutes who are. Legalization and taxation will do absolutely nothing to help them.
    There is a large number of women who are being held by their husbands against their will and beaten too. Yet marriage isn't illegal. There are kids who are being locked in closets and beaten. Yes it's legal to have a child in this country. You're talking about illegal confinement. You can always find exceptions to the norm. No, legalization of prostitution won't help anyone who is being beaten or held against their will. But I don't think I've seen anyone make the argument for legalizing prostitution and saying it should be done to help free women who are being beaten.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  5. #295
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,053

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There is a large number of women who are being held by their husbands against their will and beaten too. Yet marriage isn't illegal.
    Shipping in your wife from another country and putting her to work by beating her brains out is illegal. This is the situation of many women all over European countries where prostitution is in fact legal. Making prostitution legal won't stop any of that as proven by studies in Germany. Again, if safety of women is the concern here, there are a myriad of things that legalization won't do for women. Do you have any other ridiculous comparisons? I'd love to address them.

    PS: Forcing people into prostitution and marriage have nothing to do with each other.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  6. #296
    Maquis Admiral
    maquiscat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,010

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This has already been proven to be utter nonsense. There are thousands of women in Germany where prostitution is legal and they have absolutely no legal recourse because police officers are paid off by their pimps and handlers. If you want to continue spewing libertarian nonsense, at least base your statements on facts and not ideology.
    Coruption is a different matter altogether and is a problem in areas way beyond prostitution. Are you trying to say that all the prostitutes in Germany are held against their will? A majority? There are laws to protect real estate renters (Apartments and such) but does that stop slum lords from paying off those who would otherwise protect the renters? Should we not bother with such laws since those people are going to be paid off anyway?
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

  7. #297
    Sage
    chromium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    A2
    Last Seen
    06-05-17 @ 10:53 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    16,968

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    If the prostitute has an STD then by the suggested regulations they would not be allowed to be a licensed prostitute, so would they still be in the database as active? Of course there currently is no vetting process for prostitutes since they are currently illegal. As to the doctors, there are those who operate without licenses at times, and other professions where people operate without licenses. That's where the legal charge of operating without a licenses comes from.
    They would be removed from the database/lose their 'prostitution license' in that case

    I think it's a safe bet that in reputable medical offices, such as hospitals, specialists, and primary care, there are far fewer 'rogue professionals' than there are prostitutes who could be avoided under the proposed system due to having stds. No system is immune to fraud, but the point is to *minimize* it

    And stds aren't simply a matter of 'informed consent' but a public health issue. Therefore it's appropriate to keep that form of prostitution illegal

  8. #298
    Maquis Admiral
    maquiscat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,010

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Shipping in your wife from another country and putting her to work by beating her brains out is illegal. This is the situation of many women all over European countries where prostitution is in fact legal. Making prostitution legal won't stop any of that as proven by studies in Germany. Again, if safety of women is the concern here, there are a myriad of things that legalization won't do for women. Do you have any other ridiculous comparisons? I'd love to address them.

    PS: Forcing people into prostitution and marriage have nothing to do with each other.
    Do your studies show where legalization caused such situations, or are these simply situations that still exist after legalization? Has the situation improved any, even slightly or are even more people being held against their will after legalization? Links to these studies?
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

  9. #299
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,053

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Coruption is a different matter altogether
    If you REALLY don't understand how prostitution works, then yes "corruption" is another matter. However, if you do understand it, you realize all of these problems are part of the same issue. Again, if you're going to be discussing how to help women don't start off with nonsensical ideological crap like legalization will help them get paid. The reality is that there are literally tens of thousands of women in the US who are kept subjugated by men through violence. Making prostitution legal won't make these women ask for better wages and dental plans. That's simply not how it works. As a matter of fact, it will drive forced prostitution even further underground and women will be more closely monitored. Again, this isn't something you fix with ideological slogans because there it's far more complex than that.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  10. #300
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,234

    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Shipping in your wife from another country and putting her to work by beating her brains out is illegal. This is the situation of many women all over European countries where prostitution is in fact legal. Making prostitution legal won't stop any of that as proven by studies in Germany. Again, if safety of women is the concern here, there are a myriad of things that legalization won't do for women. Do you have any other ridiculous comparisons? I'd love to address them.

    PS: Forcing people into prostitution and marriage have nothing to do with each other.
    I didn't know I was talking about Germany. I was talking about the United States. I also didn't know I was talking about mail order brides. Are they the only wives in this country who get beaten?
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

Page 30 of 33 FirstFirst ... 202829303132 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •