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Thread: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Making it illegal just assures that women will be victimized; it is better to regulate it, establish standards and protections.
    I agree with this statement. I used to live in Germany, and prostitution is legal there. I think legalization helps to protect the prostitutes and keeps std/i rates low. You also don't want the industry exploiting children, and legalization definately helps prevent that. Everybody knows where the protitution is, where the people go to buy sex... the red light districts, cops drive down there to patrol.

    And pimps can be brutal to women and children, beat them and force them to prostitute... make it legal, keep people safe, and help people get out when they want to.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The existence of prostitution assures that women-- and men, and children-- will be victimized. Society's response should be to ensure that there is as little prostitution as possible.
    Keeping it illegal isn't going to fix the problem.

    I don't think prostitution is a job somebody choices, somebody wants... Making it illegal won't make them stop or get them out, especially if they want out and are forced to stay by a pimp. Regulating the pimp is better than not regulating him, but community outreach and actually doing something about the exploitation of children and women and paving a path to social advancement is more likely to fix the problem you're complaining about.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    If prostitution is legalized would cities have the right to ban brothels and streetwalkers within city limits?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Once again, the "people will do it any way" justification is no justification at all. People will commit all crimes regardless of their legality, so, by your logic, everything should be legal.
    You are right... why don't we just make alcohol and tobacco illegal again? I mean, those are also victimless crimes too...

    The only thing illegality changes is that doing it is supposed to bring punishment, and the threat of punishment is supposed to prevent the crime from happening. There are dozens of prostitutes on the street tonight, selling their bodies... why aren't they all sitting in jail instead? It seems your stance is as practical and effective as the war on drugs. I am not convinced that you are offering an actual solution that is good for or benefits the rest of society...

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I think it should be for the protection of the woman.

    But one thing that has troubled me. Is if it becomes like a "guys night out thing".

    5PM Hit the bar
    9PM Hit the club
    1:00AM hit the whorehouse...
    I agree that is disturbing... When I lived in Germany the boys did that when they were old enough. I think it's like going to strip club, they are just curious and want to see what it's like to walk down the red light district. Most of them don't mess around the prostitutes, but would go to the brothels and party with them. I admit I even went a few times, just to see for myself... lol

    I never went into a brothel or talked to a prostitute though...

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Criminal laws are all enforcing morality to some extent.
    Is drinking, smoking, gambling, and adultery considered moral... lol... because those are legal.
    Last edited by SheWolf; 01-24-11 at 08:45 PM.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I don't think prostitution is a job somebody choices, somebody wants... Making it illegal won't make them stop or get them out, especially if they want out and are forced to stay by a pimp. Regulating the pimp is better than not regulating him, but community outreach and actually doing something about the exploitation of children and women and paving a path to social advancement is more likely to fix the problem you're complaining about.
    Yes, I agree with this. Keeping prostitution illegal is about keeping the customers out of the game. Helping the prostitutes-- especially the ones who didn't have a choice-- is a matter for social work.

    But that social work will never develop if prostitution is legalized and treated like anything but a social disease that needs to be eradicated.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Well you could suggest that one of his mates would rather be crushed, then crush someone else
    I don't understand this conversation... lol

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    It should be legal. The government should not be involved in morals.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Yes, I agree with this. Keeping prostitution illegal is about keeping the customers out of the game. Helping the prostitutes-- especially the ones who didn't have a choice-- is a matter for social work.

    But that social work will never develop if prostitution is legalized and treated like anything but a social disease that needs to be eradicated.
    I disagree... As long as people continue to misunderstand prostitution and think locking them up in jail or prison for their "crimes" is some kind of solution... it's just going to be a social disease without a cure. It needs to be understood before anything can really be done, and part of understanding entails society expecting prostitutes be treated like human beings by everybody... their customers, their pimps, and the rest of society. Give them rights and help them protect themselves.. don't tie their hands

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