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01-12-2013, 09:34 AM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2013 06:12 PM by TheKetola.)
Legalizing Prostitution
I read an article today on legalizing prostitution, and was curious if anyone here had some sort of refutation of the idea.

Having lived in Las Vegas for a good amount of time, I can tell you that sin makes for a great city. The tourism industry pays to reduce the prices for flights to Vegas, extravagant hotels and casinos make huge contributions to the cities overall budget, and brothels are also a major contributor to the tax revenue on a county level alongside the alcohol and cigarette tax, the city/state (Nevada has basically three cities, one of them is a town, and the other is the state capital, which I'm pretty sure doesn't actually exist) runs on sin, and it runs pretty well despite the massive ghettos that flood the southern portion because all of these business find it in their best interest to contribute to the community.

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-ameri...on-2013-11
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01-12-2013, 09:53 AM
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It's already legal in a huge number of countries. I listed many of them in a thread a while ago.

I'll fish out the link. brb.

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01-12-2013, 09:56 AM
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http://prostitution.procon.org/view.reso...eID=000772
Should be helpful.
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01-12-2013, 10:10 AM
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It should be legal. If it's legal you can regulate it which protects the safety of the girls involved as well as their customers (health standards).
It also gets them off the streets and into brothels some times which is a good thing for safety also.

You can also tax it.

It's damaging to keep it illegal, I mean it's gonna happen anyway, better to address the "issue" and control it.
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01-12-2013, 10:32 AM
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(01-12-2013 10:10 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  It should be legal. If it's legal you can regulate it which protects the safety of the girls ...

Don't be sexist!

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01-12-2013, 10:45 AM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2013 10:54 AM by sporehux.)
RE: Legalizing Prositution
Just because it seems unstoppable, should it be legalised. I was in favour , but have changed my mind after giving it a good ponder.
As, if only 1% of women are forced into it against their will. Then that's too much.reality is as many as 10% are. The bulk of the rest are slaving their debts off or feeding a habit usually supplied by the pimp.
Its a degrading, soul (lack of a better word) crushing human misery industry.
Needs to be properly outlawed as we do child abuse.
Its a pretty complicated issue, but as its overwhelmingly bad I say name and shame people who solicit, charge the cultural norm that accepts its inevitable and make it an immoral taboo.
http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view...ostitution

"Women who prostitute have described it as “paid rape” and “voluntary slavery”. Prostitution is sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, often worse. http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view...OOZnx.dpuf

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01-12-2013, 10:56 AM
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That's why I keep giving kittens cancer! Damn you! (your sig).

SporeHux, I really fail to see how this is different from any other profession, it's providing a service for a price. The nature of the job has a taboo nature to it already, and you know what that makes it? Desirable, just like prohibition of alcohol, and much like the current prohibition against pot (in all but WA and Colorado).

It's only degrading because people try to make it an immoral taboo, that's fairly circular reasoning right there.

If you can regulate, tax it, you can make it safe, you can potentially reduce a lot of the abuse against the illegal street-workers that are still out there, you can focus your funds on real crime, and you can have more funds to overall improve our current state of being. Slut-shaming has never been and never will be a good-idea, that is what I'd call immoral, not selling sex in a safe, consensual environment (which has been proven to be viable in the state of Nevada).
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01-12-2013, 11:06 AM
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I see your point because I was there, but I disagree now, as by legalising it we are indirectly telling our children that this a normal thing. When its not, it needs to go the way of slavery, once accepted, regulated justified.

I strongly believe it will go away, hopefully in my lifetime. It is a crime against humanity and should be treated as such.

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01-12-2013, 11:07 AM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2013 11:10 AM by DLJ.)
RE: Legalizing Prositution
(01-12-2013 10:56 AM)TheKetola Wrote:  ...
just like prohibition of alcohol,
...

You beat me to it.

Remind me again how Prohibition worked out in the end?

@sporehux,
What do you think your policy is going to do? Will it stop? Or will it be driven underground?

(01-12-2013 11:06 AM)sporehux Wrote:  ...
by legalising it we are indirectly telling our children that this a normal thing. When it's not..

Why isn't it? What is your moral (not social or financial) argument?

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01-12-2013, 11:13 AM
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You're saying it like every person who fits a certain mold will be forced into the job. We have strippers, we have bartenders, we have models, we have pornstars (which is probably much dirtier than most prostitutes), do you really think legal prostitution inside a brothel really sends out any sort of message we already don't?

How is having paid consensual sex a crime against humanity anymore than anything else we don't already do?

(just want to make a quick note, I have no interest in discussing the legality of street prostitution, only that which is contained within a brothel, if somebody else does, go ahead)
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