posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:52 PM
I would rather prostitution to be legal, than to see what is going on in the "underground". However, many people really don't understand, or care
not to understand the true nature of prostitution, and why just "legal hookers are not the soul issue"
Criminalizing prostitution does nothing but victimize the victims .
The majority of street prostitutes have been victims of incest and childhood sexual abuse , the average female street prostitute starts at age 12, and
over half have have had pimps that coerce their addiction on drugs . Many have fled a violent home and are subjected to assault , murder and rape.
"The process of recovery for a woman leaving prostitution takes years of very supportive intervention. Women who are trying to leave the sex
industry have the same needs that traditionally battered women have. Many are fleeing with the clothes on their backs with no money and no place to
go. This is compounded by the isolation known to all battered women and the stigma that is unique to prostitutes. ("Developing Individual Growth &
New Independence Through Yourself" DIGNITY HOUSE)"
" In Ohio, over the past seven years, The demand for prostituted children is increasing, as men feel safer from AIDS with younger girls. 75 to 95% of
all prostitutes were sexually abused as children. Many prostitutes are high school dropouts, come from poor and abusive homes, move from place to
place and are alcoholics or drug addicts. (Debra Boyer, U. Washington, Susan Breault of the Paul & Lisa Program), "Danger for prostitutes increasing,
most starting younger," (Beacon Journal, 21 September 1997)
"Girls involved in prostitution are increasingly getting younger, dropping from 14, to 13 and 12 years of age. Child prostitution in the United
States began to escalate in the late 1980’s after new laws made it more difficult for officials to detain runaway children. (Lois Lee, founder of
Children of the Night, Brad Knickerbocker, "Prostitution’s Pernicious Reach Grows in the US," Christian Science Monitor, 23 October
Looking at some of the facts about street prostitutes, I am appalled at the lack of compassion for these girls and lack of outrage at the sick SOB's
that go out and pay to victimize them. Our best solution is to throw these women in jail?
In a Newsweek magazine , that is all starting to change . Men are being persecuted for hiring sex workers now than just the sex workers. And
Damned right so .
In fact , according to Newsweek , "buying sex is so pervasive that the research team had a hard time finding men who don't do it . The use of
pornography, lap dances , phone sex , and other services have made the research difficult . "
According to the article , most men still find sex with a prostitute consensual , while in today's market , most start out at the age of 12 and
have been sexually abused most of their life. Over 100,000 children are trafficked up to 300,000 a year in the US.
Money talks , their wouldn't be a market if there weren't a sick supply of customers .
My question is , under what theories do you consider prostitution to justifiably legal ????????