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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Its not the sex that is illegal, its the money transfering.
    that has nothing to do with the discussion and who said otherwise? lol
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    I've always said...if men could sell it as readily as women it would not only be legal but there would be college degrees involved.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Prostitution isn't harmful, it's the exploitation of women that is. Giving prostitutes a legal recourse to being exploited would improve things more than not legalising prostitution, or regulating it to the point of ineffectiveness.
    No, I said good luck with getting "Pimping, running a brothel, or otherwise profiting from or facilitating the prostitution" out of prostitution. You may as well keep it illegal, as it'll be 10x cheaper to run an illegal prostitution ring than whatever it is you think you'll get by trying to fight all of those things.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No, I said good luck with getting "Pimping, running a brothel, or otherwise profiting from or facilitating the prostitution" out of prostitution. You may as well keep it illegal, as it'll be 10x cheaper to run an illegal prostitution ring than whatever it is you think you'll get by trying to fight all of those things.
    Oh. Well current laws show that making it all illegal doesn't stop it, so I figure by removing the legal penalty for women to be prostitutes, they'll be able to work without pimps. It's not going to change anything over night, but if a guy can go on craiglist and find a willing woman, acting of her own volition, for the right price, then market forces combined with gradual attrition from law enforcement will drive the pimps out of business.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Oh. Well current laws show that making it all illegal doesn't stop it, so I figure by removing the legal penalty for women to be prostitutes, they'll be able to work without pimps.
    This is great, however many of these prostitutes are also junkies who depend on these pimps for drugs. Trying to remove one from the other is simply not feasible unless you actually try and reprogram the people already doing it.

    It's not going to change anything over night, but if a guy can go on craiglist and find a willing woman, acting of her own volition, for the right price, then market forces combined with gradual attrition from law enforcement will drive the pimps out of business.

    It's not a perfect solution, but there simply isn't one.
    Your solution simply has no contact with the actual dynamics of prostitution. Take a stroll down any red light district in Canada and tell me how many of those junkies on the street you feel would actually abide by "market forces".
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is great, however many of these prostitutes are also junkies who depend on these pimps for drugs. Trying to remove one from the other is simply not feasible unless you actually try and reprogram the people already doing it.
    It won't stop what's already happening, but it would lower the amount of women entering into prostitution via pimps and brothels.


    Your solution simply has no contact with the actual dynamics of prostitution. Take a stroll down any red light district in Canada and tell me how many of those junkies on the street you feel would actually abide by "market forces".
    Admittedly it's not something I'm very familiar with. But with my idea, there's less incentive to go to a prostitute with needle tracks and missing teeth because you'd be able to find one that's better looking on the internet, operating on her own initiative.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    It won't stop what's already happening, but it would lower the amount of women entering into prostitution via pimps and brothels.

    Admittedly it's not something I'm very familiar with. But with my idea, there's less incentive to go to a prostitute with needle tracks and missing teeth because you'd be able to find one that's better looking on the internet, operating on her own initiative.
    You ever heard the expression "20 bucks a pop"? That's intended for two things, drugs and sex. People with money aren't going to junkies. They're going to escort services. People without money will continue to go to those junkies because that's what they can afford. Pimping won't go away because of that, whorehouses won't go away because of that, human trafficking won't go away because of that market forces simply won't drive them out because they have nothing to do with market forces. They are what actually keeps the industry stocked, not in demand.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I've always said...if men could sell it as readily as women it would not only be legal but there would be college degrees involved.

    Dog gone it. Wish I said that.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Oh. Well current laws show that making it all illegal doesn't stop it, so I figure by removing the legal penalty for women to be prostitutes, they'll be able to work without pimps. It's not going to change anything over night, but if a guy can go on craiglist and find a willing woman, acting of her own volition, for the right price, then market forces combined with gradual attrition from law enforcement will drive the pimps out of business.

    It's not a perfect solution, but there simply isn't one.
    There IS no perfect solution to this. Its not unlike legalizing drugs. The casual user says legalize drugs so I can enjoy my weekend. The addict is still addicted. With prostitution, very attractive people with self esteem may choose to do something they enjoy, at their own choice, under their own conditions, for both fun and profit. The rather fugly person with no hope and no self esteem will still be reduced to 5 dollar blow jobs in hopes of scoring enough to buy that next rock and make the world disappear for 20 minutes. There would still be guys willing to spend 500 an hour to spend time with a great looking woman that smells nice and makes him feel like a million bucks, and there will still be guys willing to degrade women for 5 bucks and make sure she knows she is a 5 dollar whore because that makes him feel slightly better about himself for a few minutes.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Voted "other."

    In other words......

    Don't care one way or another. Legal or not, you're gonna pay.

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