Poll: Should Prostitution be legalized
Yes, free from government and tax
Yes, with reasonable constraints and regulations
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03-12-2013, 10:17 AM
RE: Legalizing Prostitution
@sporehux, you can keeping labeling it "IMMORAL", and no matter how much everybody says it, you cannot accept that morality is subjective and everybody has a different opinion. Nope, you are SO convinced that your definition is the one and only one, that nobody else's matters. It's not even worth your time to listen to the sex workers' own opinions because their opinion is irrelevant--you are right, they are wrong, you need to force the world to live by your moral code. This is precisely the same justification the religious right-wingnuts use, and all tyrants throughout history. A far more evolved, intellectual position is to accept that everybody has their own opinion, agree to disagree, and just peacefully co-exist and stop trying to force everybody to do things your way.
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03-12-2013, 10:23 AM
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(03-12-2013 10:17 AM)frankksj Wrote:  @sporehux, you can keeping labeling it "IMMORAL", and no matter how much everybody says it, you cannot accept that morality is subjective and everybody has a different opinion. Nope, you are SO convinced that your definition is the one and only one, that nobody else's matters. It's not even worth your time to listen to the sex workers' own opinions because their opinion is irrelevant--you are right, they are wrong, you need to force the world to live by your moral code. This is precisely the same justification the religious right-wingnuts use, and all tyrants throughout history. A far more evolved, intellectual position is to accept that everybody has their own opinion, agree to disagree, and just peacefully co-exist and stop trying to force everybody to do things your way.
Wow your a sore winner, and unless I've got Jedi powers I not able to do much forcing about my opinon.

Be a pretty crap forum if we all agreed don't you agree ?

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03-12-2013, 10:30 AM (This post was last modified: 03-12-2013 11:00 AM by DLJ.)
RE: Legalizing Prostitution
(03-12-2013 10:23 AM)sporehux Wrote:  ...
Be a pretty crap forum if we all agreed don't you agree ?

In the interest of anti-crapness, I will have to disagree.

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03-12-2013, 02:15 PM
RE: Legalizing Prostitution
All debate involves the sharing of conflicting views.
Some people come across as extremely dogmatic, simply accusing their detractors of being 'wrong'.
As arguments impact on a whole lot of diverse considerations the 'wrongness' of specific aspects can be hidden by some issues seen to be acceptable.
Where questionable behaviour is legalised it is superficially condoned by society and is given a veneer of respectability. It is somehow thought that governmental sanctioning and corporate approval makes for a decent sanitized version.

As for prostitution, it may be claimed that such infidelity may keep marriages operative.It may also cause an innocent woman to catch a sexually transmitted disease and break up a family. Here in Australia legal brothels co-exist with free lancers working in lanes or the back seat of a car. Legalization has done little to stop this!

The whole issue is rather deeper than believing that "honest governments" will cleanse all aspects of prostitution. This is simply band aiding a problem in order to achieve yet another tax flow. Even so called legal brothels do not adequately restrict the exploitation of women, the spreading of disease, blatant erotic escapism, along with links to organized crime, such as drugs and stand over tactics, which occur in this country.It is unrealistic to believe that 'squeaky clean governments' will always work in the best interests of their citizens.
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05-12-2013, 08:28 AM
RE: Legalizing Prostitution
Ha! After I voted, I realized the bar graphs (at least currently) resemble a hand flipping the middle finger.

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05-12-2013, 10:20 AM
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May I point out that the retort "the same was said about slavery" to the argument that prostitution will never go away is nonsensical because slavery still exists to this very day? Consider

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05-12-2013, 08:02 PM
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(05-12-2013 10:20 AM)Vosur Wrote:  May I point out that the retort "the same was said about slavery" to the argument that prostitution will never go away is nonsensical because slavery still exists to this very day? Consider

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05-12-2013, 08:50 PM
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What i don't get,is why people voted for "free from govt and tax"
care to explain your choice?

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05-12-2013, 08:52 PM
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(05-12-2013 08:50 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  What i don't get,is why people voted for "free from govt and tax"
care to explain your choice?

I did, and that's only because "taxed like any other activity" wasn't an option. The point was I don't think there should be an EXTRA tax on it that's not on other services, because then you can effectively make it illegal just by taking on a 5,000% tax. I certainly wasn't suggesting blow jobs should get special tax breaks over food and other products.
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05-12-2013, 09:06 PM
RE: Legalizing Prostitution
(05-12-2013 08:52 PM)frankksj Wrote:  
(05-12-2013 08:50 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  What i don't get,is why people voted for "free from govt and tax"
care to explain your choice?

I did, and that's only because "taxed like any other activity" wasn't an option. The point was I don't think there should be an EXTRA tax on it that's not on other services, because then you can effectively make it illegal just by taking on a 5,000% tax. I certainly wasn't suggesting blow jobs should get special tax breaks over food and other products.

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