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Dealing with Prostitution

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posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:10 PM
Quote: "Some business owners and city councillors in Winnipeg are pushing for a red light district so prostitutes can be contained in one area."
Read article here.

What do people think? Whatever your views on prostitution, it has been around forever and will always be around.

Is this sort of thing a good idea? What about legalisation or at least de-criminalisation? This is another issue where prohibition does not work.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:16 PM
Legalize it.

I personally would never pay for sex, but at least if it was legal then it could be regulated in various ways and there could be some sort of health precautions put in place. I'm sure that the government would love taxing the hell out of that service as well.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:16 PM
I have no problem with prositution. Carlin said, " sellings legal, sex is legal, why isn't selling sex legal?" Regulation is a way of cleaning up the sex trade. If they did maybe prositution would have a better name.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:17 PM
Good for the prostitutes! They have found a way to support themselves and they are doing it instead of being on welfare.

I also think that they should not be on every street corner, they should be controlled somewhat.

Visit Greece, the home of prostitution. There are so many there, and it is completely legal.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:18 PM
I see prostitution as a harmless vice. It is legal throughout most of Europe. I believe they have already, or are in the process of being unionized. If they have a health card, visiting a doctor once a week, and pay taxes on their services, then all the better. It keeps the streetwalkers safe from rapists and pimps. Legalize it, get them into bordellos, and let them do what they obviously are wanting to do. Keeping it illegal isn't helping anyone.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:20 PM
Forget about the health precautions. If you are too stupid to wrap it up, then it is your own fault. Regulators aren't going to follow you into a hotel room to make sure you use your rubbers.

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:26 PM
I'd keep it legal --- If you keep it legal you can have programs on how to educate these women on safe sexual behavour..

Streetwalking is very dangerous, but escort services and call girls are fine.
I think massage parlours are ok too because your not bringing it upon anybody else, it's a contained area...

The more you have to go underground the more messier it gets...

I don't think government should be getting involved but if they are then at least regulate it somewhat...

I know in Windsor you have to BUY an escort liscence to the city and they make it legal that way, if you don't have a card it's illegal...

I know in Niagara Falls you have to buy an adult entertainer liscence in order to dance...

So there's lot's of things that you can do to make it safer for everybody, but just dismissing it will make it worse...

Streetwalkers are usually the really trashy ones who think little of themselves, and it's the streetwalkers you really gotta watch out for...

posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 12:31 PM
What I meant by programs is to have testing areas for these women to go...
If they have a liscence to practice their "profession" then their should be due dates for these women to go and get checked out for the safety of all people.

Most guys that call escorts or pick up hookers are married business men...
Actually I should say streetwalkers usually get picked up by the scummy men who don't have lot's of money, could very well be junkies, and since those girls don't ask for much the two hook up...

Call girls and escorts are the more cleaner of the 3 , they make more money, and care about their health more... Although many do have addiction problems.
Streetwalkers don't care about themselves, at least from what i've seen...

I'm ramblnig... answer? keep it legal and put the above ideas into action so no husband goes home with an std to give to his wife...

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 03:52 PM
I wonder... could it conceivably be changed from being "adultery" to being the purchase of a health or entertainment service if widely legalized? Meaning, if a married man is busted buying sex, could he somehow finagle it into being something other than adultery in court if his wife tried to use it against him in a divorce proceeding? I don't know how it works in other countries, but I could see this kind of loophole-hunting here in the U.S. easily!

If it's going to happen anyway, it would be nice for the women (and men) to have some kind of protection and mainstream benefits for their work.

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