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Prostitution should be legalized

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I feel like a lot of people have a knee-jerk reaction to this and say no, because they think it's immoral. Illegal or not, prostitution is always going to happen. If we regulated the business, put some rules down, and gave sex workers a safer environment, it would benefit everybody. Whatever you might think of sex workers, we can all agree that it's better for them to be safe.

@Anonwhale I feel like a lot of people have a knee-jerk reaction to this and say no, because they think it's immoral. Illegal...

Alright came up with another option

"1. Decriminalize prostitutes.
2. Prosecute pimps and those that buy sex.
3. Tackle poverty and other root issues.
4. Do not tax. (Taxing will provide incentive and normalization of abuse against women.)
5. Do not legalize. (Legalization empowers those that exploit women.)

My opinion on the matter. Getting input from sex workers might also be useful in finding a solution."

http://amirite.com/761292-to-tr...cal-to/1922779

fuzalas avatar fuzala Disagree 0Reply

Like the above comment said- I think the main point we should address is making sure sex workers are provided with a safe environment. If we chose to legalize prostitution we could regulate it, which would not only help the workers who chose this profession, but it could also help prevent workers who are forced into prostitution.

Nah, the underground trafficing is a much better option.

There's too many dangers involved with it, so no.

@xxdetroitxx There's too many dangers involved with it, so no.

A lot of jobs are dangerous. On top of that, it would be less dangerous if there were actual rules and necessary safety precautions.

@xxdetroitxx There's too many dangers involved with it, so no.

Illegal prostitution is so much safer...

They (the prostitutes and patients) would be checked for STDs
They couldn't be taken to somewhere and murdered (hookers are an easy target for murders)

I don't see how it's dangerous.

@xxdetroitxx There's too many dangers involved with it, so no.

It works pretty successfully in Nevada. Ever heard of brothels?

@xxdetroitxx There's too many dangers involved with it, so no.

Do you really think it would more dangerous if it were legal?

http://prostitution.procon.org/...ourceID=000115

legalizing it won't stop pimps from forcing it upon people
this is already illegal but pimps can still continue on with their ways

it doesn't fix the problem of prostitutes being raped because "legal customers" can still do this

fuzalas avatar fuzala Disagree 0Reply
@fuzala http://prostitution.procon.org/...ourceID=000115 legalizing it won't stop pimps from forcing it...

Obviously, it doesn't stop it. Rape is illegal but it still happens.

It can help the lessen the problem which is better than doing nothing at all.

@Anonwhale Obviously, it doesn't stop it. Rape is illegal but it still happens. It can help the lessen the problem which is...

of course things still happen even when it's illegal
but prostitution can never be safe
legal or not

most sexual acts are not going to be monitored behind closed doors

prostitutes would still run the risk of abuse
rape
exploitation

from the link:
"Particularly in light of the fact that many women in prostitution in countries that have legalised prostitution are originally victims of trafficking in women."

fuzalas avatar fuzala Disagree -1Reply
@fuzala of course things still happen even when it's illegal but prostitution can never be safe legal or not most sexual...

I doubt that prostitution could ever be a very safe job. But the important part is to make it more safe. Banning it isn't stopping it from happening. If we keep pretending it doesn't exist, this puts people in more danger because we don't even acknowledge that they could be hurt.

Also, regulating could help deal with STD issues. In porn, actors tend to have clear, set limits of what they will/won't do, and there could be something similar in brothels for sex workers.

From the link as well, "If prostitution were not an underground activity it would allow us to much more effectively address the serious problems of forced prostitution and juvenile prostitution and the other abuses which are part of an industry that operates completely in the shadows."

@Anonwhale I doubt that prostitution could ever be a very safe job. But the important part is to make it more safe...

some say that legalization leads to more trafficking

here's an article by someone who was in the legal sex industry in Germany:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomford...re-trafficking

she says at the end:

"To truly address trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, it’s critical to address the systemic factors making girls and women so vulnerable -- poverty, gender inequity, racism, classism, child sexual abuse, lack of educational and employment opportunities for women and girls globally. Sanctioning an industry that preys upon some of the most marginalized and disenfranchised individuals in our society isn’t the answer."

fuzalas avatar fuzala Disagree -1Reply

More jobs and more stds.

Prostitution has been going on for literally since the beginning of mankind, making it legal really wouldn't change anything imo.

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