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Should Prostitution be legal in the U.S.
Posted 3/19/09
HELL NO, people need to stop all that, if they do it then younger people mind start picking up on that
Posted 3/19/09
might*
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Posted 3/19/09 , edited 3/19/09
I'm totally against prostitution. I wish they could ban prostitution in my country.
Even if they ban prostitution, women will still practice it, cause i consider a woman who has more than 1 man, also a prostitute.
Posted 3/19/09 , edited 3/19/09
I know little on the subject but I feel that prostitution should be legal, but monitored somehow. It's one of the oldest professions and for some women it's the only way they can earn money. It's easy for someone to say "They can just get a job at mcdonalds or something!" but that's an unreasonable ideal especially in the current job market. I feel they should be allowed, but should also have government funded counseling, and safe sex should also be encouraged. I am not happy if they are doing it to fund their drug addictions, but to put food on the table - I see no problem.
If it were legal then ideally there would be much more 'professional' places for them to carry out their practice. Areas that are well maintained, hygienic, and hopefully safe for the girls to carry out the act would be good. I believe they are brothels? Anyway, the fact that it's illegal quite possibly means that they struggle more, and the conditions of their life are harder/more shameful with higher health risks.
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Posted 3/20/09

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I don't think it should be legal, but I also don't think they should be punished for it. They need help, not punishment. And remember it's not by choice for everyone, especially with the recent rise in pimps selling and trafficking young girls without them knowing what's going on.


The reason why there are pimps and trafficking is because it's illegal, so there's no one to regulate it. If it were legal then there would be laws to protect prostitutes and to determine who can be a prostitute, and to regulate what their "pimps" can do to them. There would most likely be less human trafficking because it wouldn't be as profitable as legal prostitution.

Comparing legal and illegal prostitution is like comparing a licensed surgeon who works in a legit hospital to an unlicensed surgeon who works in his basement. Which would you prefer?
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Posted 3/21/09
hmm, and i though porn stars are legal...
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Posted 6/4/09
No. But I don't really care if the women wanted to be prostitute. People have a choice to do it. I don't really concern about it.
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Posted 6/4/09
Hm. That's a tough question. I guess it's the decision of both parties that are involved.
I don't rather care if others do things like that, as long as both parties consent to it.
They need money, and the other party, well... has the money the first party needs.
I guess my view would be a little different if it involved someone I personally knew though.
I'd be worried about their physical health and whatnot, because prostitution can get pretty scary at times.
I think if it becomes legal, the prostitution agencies should be required to get the clients' personal information, and check if they're legit.
That way the danger concerning the matter can be avoided, or just used to reprimand whoever creates the danger.
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Posted 6/4/09 , edited 6/4/09
if people had more self respect people would avoid it without having to make it illegal
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Posted 6/4/09 , edited 6/4/09
I'd say no. Legitimizing prostitution can't be done without at the same time legitimizing "pimpery."

Seriously, why give these guys a reason to operate out in the open? All they'll do is lure in girls who really need money, pay them nothing, and work them until they're unable to "work" anymore.

The positives are strong tax dollars gained by taxing the pimps. The negatives are a serious social crisis because we've legalized prostitution and increased the "supply" of hoes.
Posted 6/4/09 , edited 6/4/09
it doesn't matter if it becomes 'legal', there are people out there still doing it know regardless of the law
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Posted 6/4/09
The argument against legalizing prostitution is about as dumb as arguments as to why gay marriage to be banned. "Prostitution should be illegal since more people will engage in it!" blah blah blah.

News flash: People will do things they want, regardless of the law. If it's illegal, there's less monitoring of it and can lead to more problems. Same thing with gay marriage; for some odd reason people think that by banning gay marriage some form of tradition can be saved. Gay people will be gay no matter what the law says. If you don't like prostitution, fine, that's good for you. But sadly, there are people who like it and since law forbids them, they go into shady places for such services leading to more problems.
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Posted 6/5/09
and the spreading of STDs is a bullshit excuse the U.S has the highest rates of STDs in the developed world and the only country in the developed world where prostitution is not tolerated
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Posted 6/5/09
no......... that just excuse for woman
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Posted 6/6/09 , edited 6/6/09
Jesus christ there are some retarded arguments being made on this board. "People will do what they want, so we might as well legalize it and regulate it." Is that really going to fix the problem with prostitution? Really? There are more questions surrounding this issue than you may be aware of.

There's an age minimum and an age limit for a prostitute. What happens to them when they can't work anymore? Will they have money to retire on (like a 401k)? Will they become another burden on the state? What about recruiting? Would girls lie about their age to get recruited? How are you going to keep underage girls out and at the same time allow markets to expand?

Then you have to keep in mind there will still be pimps out there in the world, peddling girls. All legalization will do is to give these guys the right to advertise out in the open and try to expand their market, the right to recruit more girls, and ability to use them for profit without regard for their well being. What would happen if a pimp did have a prositute who caught an STD? Would she get treated under an "employee health plan" or would she get dumped out on the streets since she can't work anymore? It wouldn't make sense to have a health plan because the pimp could just fill the spot at the next recruiting event. And on the flip side, could an organization like that even have an employee health plan? It doesn't seem anyone would be willing to underwrite insurance for an organization like that because the risk is so enormous.

All of the basic employee protections that people enjoy probably couldn't exist for these women, in spite of the fact that they'd be some of the more vulnerable employees out there. And more girls would eventually turn to this profession. Yet it should just be allowed, since the state would get to tax these people to hell and back and regulation is bound to help things. Gee, I guess things are pretty much perfect whenever the government gets involved.

Lastly, this isn't the same thing as gay marriage. Couples who decide to live together, maybe even adopt kids, and contribute to the community can't even be compared to pimps making a living off of selling someone else's body. This is bad analogy which shouldn't have ever been made.
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