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Why Prostitution Should be Legal

Discussion in 'Law' started by Hubert Farnsworth, May 18, 2019.

  1. Hubert Farnsworth

    Hubert Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    The legalization of prostitution would greatly benefit society, save many lives, and prevent many instances of abuse. Sadly, it seems to be a taboo conversation in the political world, compared with, say, the legalization of pot. However, it is much more important and beneficial for society for prostitution to be legalized than for drugs to be legalized. Here is my list of the most important reasons for why the legalization of prostitution would benefit society.

    -Prevention of pimping and human trafficking: Women who are being abused by pimps would no longer be afraid of facing prosecution for prostitution, and thus would be more inclined to report pimps to law enforcement. This is because, consensual prostitution would be a legalized activity, but pimping would be strictly illegal. Thus, pimping would decrease.

    -Reduction of rape: There is strong evidence to suggest a substantial reduction in rape and sexual abuse in areas where prostitution has been legalized. (see: Legal prostitution zones reduce incidents of rape and sexual abuse | HuffPost)

    -Prevention of violent crime, shootings, and terrorist attacks: There have been many tragic and horrible terrorist attacks and shootings that have been committed by deranged, involuntarily celibate men. In fact, close to half of mass shootings are committed by men who are involuntarily celibate. Thus, if prostitution (always in a consensual context) were an option, it is very possible that many of these horrendous tragedies could be prevented.

    As we can see, prevention of sexual abuse and violent crime are excellent reasons to legalize prostitution. I believe that the legalization of prostitution would save many lives and prevent many cases of abuse. It is an issue that needs to be raised in politics due to its immense potential for societal benefits. I believe that it is one of the most beneficial changes that could possibly be made in our society.
     
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  2. Gandalf

    Gandalf He Who Toots His Horn

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    Uncle Sam is not happy with people fornicating and making money from it while he is the cuckold in the corner blindfolded. This is why porn is legal buddy, government aint satisfied if they can't have any.

    You familiar with the vast arrange of investigations about public official spending tax payer dollars to pay for their extensive porn stashes and premium accounts? Uncle Sam loves porn, prostitution won't be as easy though
     
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  3. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Gandalf The Grey, this was pure gold!
     
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  4. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    In Italy we had state brothels until 1952....with health inspections, police control and fiscal obligations.
    Then the leftists made a law to close them.
     
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    I'd vote for legalization, and I don't even use prostitutes.

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  6. PureX

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    If we made all crimes legal there would be no more crime at all. Unfortunately, man's inhumanity to man (and especially to women) would increase, not decrease.
     
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  7. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Prostitutes exist because some men sleep with them. If they didn't, prostitutes would cease to exist according to the law of demand and offer.
     
  8. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    And you have conclusive longitudinal studies to prove this, of course?
     
  9. PureX

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    Rape victims exist because some humans like to rape other humans. And as odd as it may sound, some humans even like BEING RAPED. So, does it stop being rape if money changes hands, or if the victim enjoys it? Because that seems to be your theme, here. As long as money and consent are involved, you think there is no crime, no sexual offense, and no 'man's inhumanity to man'.

    But if I talk a child into agreeing to let me rape her, and then I give her some money afterwards, is it no longer a crime? How about if she discovered that she liked it and wants me to do it again? And if it's not OK to treat a child caught in ignorance this way, why is it OK to treat a woman caught in poverty this way? Or a woman trapped in a drug addiction this way? Or a woman profoundly damaged and confused by a history of child sexual abuse this way? Because these are all conditions that are very common among both male and female prostitutes, and you seem to be completely ignoring all of that because money and consent were exchanged. And thereby completely excusing the 'man's inhumanity to man' factor in prostitution.
     
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  10. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    How is that different from any other job?
     
  11. PureX

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    How is rape different from a non-sexual physical assault? I don't know, but they sure are different, aren't they.
     
  12. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    I am for the romanticization of relationships...but it seems that males are, most of the time for the sexualization of relationships....and this contributes to turn sex into mere lust.
     
  13. joe1776

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    You omitted my number one reason: Prostitution isn't immoral because there is no innocent victim. All victim-less crimes are not immoral. In fact, it's immoral to write the laws making them crimes.They are the product of arrogant minds who need to feel morally superior to others.
     
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  14. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    i support greater penalties for the Johns, and no penalty for the prostitute. This has been introduced in Scandinavia
     
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    Why do you support it? Why do you want your government concerned with a consensual act between adults?
     
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    The OP didn't argue that all crimes should be made legal. You created a straw man that's easier to attack.
     
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    Yup. Good thing we're not making all crimes legal, Of course that isn't the issue, is it.

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  18. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Because its a disgusting and degrading act to the prostitute, and is hardly consensual since it is only done when money is involved.
     
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  19. Hubert Farnsworth

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    Incorrect. There is already strong empirical evidence that indicates sexual abuse and rape decrease as a result of the legalization of prostitution. I already provided a source for this in my original post.
     
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  20. PureX

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    That's the part they never seem to get. If you have to PAY for consent, it's not really consent, is it. It's just the appearance of consent for moral and legal purposes.
     
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