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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't know, ask the prostitutes:

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    Don't try this ideological bs. The reality is that legalizing prostitution legitimizes pimping and puts women at risk. Not the opposite.
    It is stunning how many people want government to go into the pimping business with fees/taxes/regulations and want the government to legitimate pimping. They are lost in naive views of reality believing their have enlightened views on sexuality, when it is no such thing and the exact opposite.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It is stunning how many people want government to go into the pimping business with fees/taxes/regulations and want the government to legitimate pimping. They are lost in naive views of reality believing their have enlightened views on sexuality, when it is no such thing and the exact opposite.
    I expect human trafficking will exist despite legalized prostitution, some persons have sexual interests which are unacceptable to most.

    Like children, harming and/or killing their sexual partner, etc.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I expect human trafficking will exist despite legalized prostitution, some persons have sexual interests which are unacceptable to most.

    Like children, harming and/or killing their sexual partner, etc.
    Do you see a distinction between simply decriminalizing and the government regulating prostitution?

    Do you believe legalizing prostitution then also must also legalize pimping? There are countries that have decriminalized prostitute but kept pimping illegal.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It is stunning how many people want government to go into the pimping business with fees/taxes/regulations and want the government to legitimate pimping. They are lost in naive views of reality believing their have enlightened views on sexuality, when it is no such thing and the exact opposite.
    We already hving them pimping plumbing and electrical and medical and so many other things, at least by your definition of pimping, so adding prostitution to the list is no big deal.

    Again, and maybe you can actually answer this time, why do you want prostitutes to be treated better than other workers instead of equal to other workers, which is a step up from their current situtation?
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Do you see a distinction between simply decriminalizing and the government regulating prostitution?

    Do you believe legalizing prostitution then also must also legalize pimping? There are countries that have decriminalized prostitute but kept pimping illegal.
    I consider pimping unacceptable because in my mind pimping requires coercion of some sort.

    So I tend to support legalized prostitution but am opposed to legalizing pimping.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I consider pimping unacceptable because in my mind pimping requires coercion of some sort.

    So I tend to support legalized prostitution but am opposed to legalizing pimping.
    So where would you put the owner or manager of a cat house/brothel? Is that pimping? or simply managing? Does advertising fall into pimping anywhere?
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It is stunning how many people want government to go into the pimping business with fees/taxes/regulations and want the government to legitimate pimping. They are lost in naive views of reality believing their have enlightened views on sexuality, when it is no such thing and the exact opposite.
    The problem that I have is the double speak by so many libertarians when it comes to this issue. On one hand, taxation is something they frown upon and they want the government to stay out of business and our personal lives. On the other, they support legalizing ... a... let's call it "trade" that would most certainly require the government to be incredibly involved in the personal lives of literally tens of thousands of women because of a number of reasons (health of clients, health of workers, taxation, regulations of establishment). Then there are the ones who say it would ensure women's safety. That's simply untrue for the tens of thousands of women who are forced into prostitution in crack houses, illegal massage parlors, private homes etc. What's even more interesting is that they believe that once it's legalized pimps, crackwhores, meth heads, and illegal brothels, from Alabama to Wyoming will be lining up to pay whatever taxes they owe.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    So where would you put the owner or manager of a cat house/brothel? Is that pimping? or simply managing? Does advertising fall into pimping anywhere?
    I suppose it would be more accurate to say that I oppose coercion of anyone, including prostitutes, and am thus opposed to how stereotypical pimp is portrayed as acting.

    I would not opposed any form of "prostitute management", if you will...so long as coercion is not involved.
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