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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    It's not their self respect I'm concerned with. It's the way they're encouraged to view their relationships. Honestly, I'm more disgusted with the customers than with the prostitutes.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    It should be legal. It's their body and if they want to sell it for sex, they should be free to do so. Is it the best option? Probably not, but it's not my decision to make.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    It's not their self respect I'm concerned with. It's the way they're encouraged to view their relationships. Honestly, I'm more disgusted with the customers than with the prostitutes.
    OK...I can see that. But how damaging is it to the customers self respect to do the shark circle around a club repeatedly shut down til finally, at 3 minutes to closing time, he looks around to see if any of his friends are watching and picks up on the old double bagger sitting at the end of the bar?

    I hate how flippant this sounds. I dont mean to make light of it or ridicule it. Nonetheless...it happens. Add to that the number of times people DO do the $$$ dating dance, end up paired up, the girl is thinking second base, the guy is thinking home run, and physical/sexual assault is the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I hate how flippant this sounds. I dont mean to make light of it or ridicule it. Nonetheless...it happens. Add to that the number of times people DO do the $$$ dating dance, end up paired up, the girl is thinking second base, the guy is thinking home run, and physical/sexual assault is the result.
    That is borne of the thinking that prostitution engenders. It is borne of the idea that a man is entitled to sexual favors, that other people exist to provide those favors. When you reduce sexuality to market exchange, it becomes subject to the rules of the market. When it is a thing to be bought and sold, people believe that they can buy it-- whether it's for sale or not.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    That is borne of the thinking that prostitution engenders. It is borne of the idea that a man is entitled to sexual favors, that other people exist to provide those favors. When you reduce sexuality to market exchange, it becomes subject to the rules of the market. When it is a thing to be bought and sold, people believe that they can buy it-- whether it's for sale or not.
    And as I said earlier...if women would pay for it, it would be legal and there would be degrees in it.

    Would it not make MUCH more sense to have a couple discuss in advance what they were agreeing (emphasis on the word AGREEING) to and accept mutual terms? Is that REALLY any different than what currently happens? (edit...what SHOULD happen. Currently it DOESNT and it is one of the reasons so many sexual assaults occur).

    I dont think the dating scene would stop, nor would the club scene, NOR the indiscriminate not for profit sexual encounters. I just think it is silly to recognize that ONE instance (indiscriminate sexual encounters) happens with great regularity and that somehow the other (for profit sexual encounters) is 'more wrong'.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    I just think that it is hypocritical to argue that a woman can choose what to do with her body in the case of abortion and then argue that she can't do what she wants with her body in the case of prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    That is borne of the thinking that prostitution engenders. It is borne of the idea that a man is entitled to sexual favors, that other people exist to provide those favors. When you reduce sexuality to market exchange, it becomes subject to the rules of the market. When it is a thing to be bought and sold, people believe that they can buy it-- whether it's for sale or not.
    I hate to sound like an ultra-cynic, but most things get reduced to market exchange. For instance, the major reason for divorce is because of financial pressures, and adoption agencies won't give children to poor couples.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    This is one of those issues where I have to separate my religious values from my political ideals. I know that prostitution is damning. I know that people that participate in this activity are putting the future of their soles in jeopardy. I don't know their relationship with God, so I can't know their ultimate fate.

    I do list myself as "Very Conservative" but I also have Libertarian leanings but all of that falls under the umbrella of the Constitution. So, my opinion on prostitution is this: The Constitution does not give the Federal Government to regulate or legislate how one uses one's body. Whether you want to be a body builder in the best possible physical shape or a complete sloth that is ready to commit suicide because your peanut butter isn't chunky, The Federal Government has no power to make those decisions for you. That includes prostitution.

    Since the Federal Government isn't responsible for regulating or legislating prostitution, that leaves the right (if you can call it that?) to have sex for compensation up to the individual and the states. Unless one can prove that having sex for compensation is a natural right, I don't see why the states can't regulate and legislate prostitution as they see fit.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    42 percent said NO... Can't believe there are so many prudes this day and age.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    I say yes, If women want to sell there bodies let them, it shouldn't be the governments job to tell them no.
    Why do you act like only women do it?

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