posted on Sep, 7 2004 @ 05:53 PM
I was just about to start this thread myself...
Prostitution should probably be legal. Why? Why not.
Prostitution is exploitation of women! Oh. It is? And pornography, ladies night, being a housewife, escort services, modeling, massage parlors,
and stripping isn't exploitation? A lot of those women make good money.
Prostitution is dangerous! Yes, it can be. The risks of STDS and being beaten and killed are there, and are very real. If prostitution was
legal, it wouldn't be a hidden world in a dirty hotel somewhere. It could be a legitimite business with safety standards, and your pimp/boss
wouldn't be so quick to beat you down. The more visible, the safer.
Prostitution is using your body for profit, and its a gift from god! Yes, and don't laborers use their body? Don't politicians use their
minds (or not) for profit? Inventors and scientists? Fisherman get a pretty good physical workout - whores? Surrogate mothers use their bodies to bear
children for others - sluts? It ifs MY body, why cant I use it for profit in the most profitable way I'm able to?
Prostitution is the easy, lazy woman's way to avoid work! Show me a prostitute who thinks her job is easy, and I'll show you liar. It's
physically and emotionally demanding, and I guarantee it's no fun to have your face in some greasy man's crotch and pretend to like it, too. It's
no fun and not easy to pick who's car you'll get into and who'se you wont. It's not easy to wonder if you're a walking disease every time you
wake up in the morning. You have a headache? Too bad.
Prostitution will corrupt our society! Heh. Yeah right. Honey, if your husband wants to sleep with someone else, he will. Corruption, if you
consider that the acceptance of sex and debauchery to be corrupt, is everywhere already. Turn on the TV or log into the Internet. Look at your 16 year
old daughter. Prostitution didn't do that. If someone has to go to the local downtown and park and go into an established house of prostitution, do
you think that will increase the likelyhood that a neighbor will see and might actually discourage some people?
Prostitution will lure runaways and those who have no other option! So make it legal. Make it out in the open so it's not a hidden underground
for people to hide in. Clean it up, and make it safer.
So, why not?
[edit on 7-9-2004 by RedBalloon]