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Let's Talk About Prostitution

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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:33 PM
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In general, prohibition, including that of prostitution, does nothing but drive it underground and create violent criminals. Al Capone is probably the best example, but drug cartels sit on the US border beheading people. In the case of prostitution, as an example, I highly doubt women would be beaten, raped, murdered and drugged working in a proper brothel. Not to mention disease being kept in check and potential tax revenue.

So my question is, why is the act of consenting adults any of the Government's business? More importantly, why is it any of your business? I get the whole religious thing, but honestly, you're never going to change society beating people over the head with your bible. It blows my mind that we're to sit here, in 2015, and continue to tell people what they can and can't do with their own bodies. And why? Just give me a single good reason?

America, land of the free, has the highest prison population in the world. If that isn't irony I don't know what is. Prohibition on all ends needs to stop. People need to understand that our prison population is FOR PROFIT and that's exactly what these people are doing with these laws. Appealing to your emotion and religious belief to make money. Nobody is saying set up brothels next to schools or a church. Learn to live and let live.



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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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It's the same idiotic mentality that leads people to believe they can get rid of drug use by making it illegal.


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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: STTesc

I agree with you 100%. I'd love to hear the answers to your excellent questions.

I think people have gotten SO in the habit of sticking their noses in other people's business that they think they have the moral authority to tell other people how to behave. It blows my mind. Get out of my life and leave me alone!


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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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So my question is, why is the act of consenting adults any of the Government's business?

It isn't...it's the States's business and only 2, I think, Nevada and Rhode Island have come to their senses.

Bashing on America has become the Norm...unfortunately those that partake are usually soft on Facts. Your OP is a great example.

Maybe next time, huh..?



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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: BestinShow
a reply to: STTesc

So my question is, why is the act of consenting adults any of the Government's business?

It isn't...it's the States's business and only 2, I think, Nevada and Rhode Island have come to their senses.

Bashing on America has become the Norm...unfortunately those that partake are usually soft on Facts. Your OP is a great example.

Maybe next time, huh..?



How exactly am I bashing America by calling out it's ridiculous laws that have lead to the world's largest prison population? I'm sorry, but patriotism to me isn't holding an American flag eating hot dogs. It means something more, like giving a damn.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: STTesc

I would like to know why these women can't just meet people at the Bar, go home with them and have sex for free?

Why make the man pay for it?

On another note... yes, it is that persons desire to do what they want as long as these women aren't being forced into it, its fine in my book!



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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The bible? I got news for you its married women that keep the call girls down.

No worries, as soon as they can figure out a way to tax it the thing will be good to go. You have so many freelancers out there these days it going to be difficult.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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What percent of people are in prison because of prostitution? Im curious now.

I agree that people should be able to rent themselves out if they want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else...



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: STTesc

I'm sorry, but patriotism to me isn't holding an American flag eating hot dogs. It means something more, like giving a damn.

Agreed...

But since you didn't seem to understand it's a State issue, I chose to focus on your lack of diligence. But hey, it looks like RI made it illegal in 2009, so now we are sharing the same Boat.




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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: BestinShow
It isn't...it's the States's business


"The State" is the government. Each state has one.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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I think a big reason is that it's something we take for granted and don't really question. If you ask that question to a typical American and laid it out just like you did, I imagine most of them wouldn't be able to think of a reason as to why it's actually illegal.

Two adults are allowed to trade goods and services for money. Two adults are allowed to have sex. But why is it illegal to combine the two?

The same logic could be used with gay marriage. Two adults can get married and two adults can be gay. Why not at the same time? It makes no sense.

If a person can't answer a question like this without pulling out a bible or an abstract values-based argument (also usually from the bible) then there's not a debate other than "just cuz".



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:07 PM
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the reason its illegal is that they are afraid they will lose taxes.nevada charges taxes to its legal brothels though.
Anything the government outlaws is always to do with it not getting a cut of the cash.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:11 PM
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Prostitution is really a bit more complicated than folks like to consider. Even in cultures that don't have a bible in every hotel room its not like they are going to vote one mother of the year or anything. Its extra marital in any culture and is really only romanticized in cultures that have strong male domination sort of thing going on.

But what are we really talking about here? Working girls putting out a shingle or something?



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
the reason its illegal is that they are afraid they will lose taxes.nevada charges taxes to its legal brothels though.
Anything the government outlaws is always to do with it not getting a cut of the cash.


Taxing it wouldn't be any different than taxing any other sort of freelance work. Every person who works in the "companionship" industry could simply be assigned a tax id. I really don't think that's a driving factor behind its legal status.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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If a woman wants to sell her services then I have no problem with it.
I do have a problem with organised crime . violence and the
pimps running prostitution services and
the woman in their control.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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Violent criminals are created by parents not by prohibition.

Sal

a reply to: STTesc



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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Professional athletes sell their bodies for money.
The NFL and pugilists are two that come to mind that are extremely debilitating sports in the long term.

Why shouldn't prostitution be legal?
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posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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I have been asking that question for years.. how can something be illegal to sell but be perfectly legal to just give away?

Dumbest law ever especially since its the oldest profession in the world.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: Cuervo

originally posted by: yuppa
the reason its illegal is that they are afraid they will lose taxes.nevada charges taxes to its legal brothels though.
Anything the government outlaws is always to do with it not getting a cut of the cash.


Taxing it wouldn't be any different than taxing any other sort of freelance work. Every person who works in the "companionship" industry could simply be assigned a tax id. I really don't think that's a driving factor behind its legal status.


I believe more money is made by keeping it illegal through lobbyists and our for profit prison system. If you look at drugs, the marines were growing opium in Afghanistan. So if you're controlling the drug trade by allowing it to fester then profiting on those you lock up in a prison cell, you're making money on both ends. Plus the lobbying benefits from those that would have an interest in keeping those prison cells occupied. I think it's relatively easy to comprehend just how corrupt the entire system may very well be.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: Cuervo


Prostitution is really a bit more complicated than folks like to consider. Even in cultures that don't have a bible in every hotel room its not like they are going to vote one mother of the year or anything. Its extra marital in any culture and is really only romanticized in cultures that have strong male domination sort of thing going on.

But what are we really talking about here? Working girls putting out a shingle or something?



You're just telling me why some people wouldn't like it. But why is it illegal. I think alcohol contributes far more to adultery than prostitution ever could but that's totally legal.

The people I know who have hired prostitutes were single or on business trips (may or may have not been single). I used to drive for escorts and, while they aren't technically prostitutes, I'm sure that hiring one constitutes as "extra-marital". Most of those guys were just lonely and socially awkward. Some have anxiety issues and can't handle dating. There are a number of scenarios that make prostitution somewhat therapeutic for many people.



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