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Canada decriminalizes prostitution

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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Canada decriminalizes prostitution


news.na tionalpost.com

Ontario Court of Appeal greenlights brothels, sweeps aside many of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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If you are allowed to sleep with people legally, watch porn legally, have sex on camera legally (with regulation) then why isn't one allowed to sell their own personal body for sex? (Especially in Europe where it is a taxed job) Also, women will do it regardless if times are tough, unfortunately.

Question. If one has sex with an escort while she is sleeping, is that sexual assault or shop lifting?

news.na tionalpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 26-3-2012 by CALGARIAN because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:29 PM
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I find the whole sex for money concept to be disgusting
It ruins something that should be natural and FREE, and not looked upon as a dirty act.
edit on 26-3-2012 by yourmaker because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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Bravo Canada. The states should take notes from our neighbors to the north, if you want to buy sex, you should be legally allowed to do so. It's still consensual, for crying out loud. It's about time the oldest profession on earth gained more non criminal status.

I'm sure many here are going to disagree, but oh well. I'm not here to agree all the time.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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I don't really know how I feel about this.

I mean, I guess if both people are willing and alright with giving/receiving money for sex... that's their business not mine.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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On the plus side, prostitution can now be regularized like any other business. Perhaps higher safety standards in place, do away with pimps, etc.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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We have not as of yet changed our current legislation, and quit frankly, just cause we can allow brothels, doesnt mean we will utalise this. Its quit sad too that we dont. Tax it, make money, keep the girls safer. All is good.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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bravo for supplying this information

i wonder if this will last or if it will spread across Canada

Hopefully we can legalize the ganja soon too, or at least hemp for all its energy and fabric benifits



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Recent inspections by authorities in Holland (where it is legal and taxed) reveal that up to 70% of the women are there illegally and/or against their will. Prostitution does not work. And yes, there are still "pimps", violent ones who take the passports off the foreign women preventing them leaving. It's a nasty, seedy world. Just saying.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Hopefully America wakes up and realizes that legislating vice is not only wrong, but way too expensive.

The war on drugs costs us billions, and instead of making things better they made things much more dangerous for addicts by forcing them to do business with criminals.

It's the same with prostitution, when you make it legal you empower the prostitute to be their own boss.

None of these girls would choose a back alley to earn their money.

It will cut down on disease spread also as inside sex workers have access to bathrooms and can clean up between customers. Those gals standing on the corner do not have that ability.

I applaud our northern cousins for their forward thinking on this matter.
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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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Just did some gurgling, and you are completely correct. I had no idea that their system fell apart so badly. I guess this is a crappy thing.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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I can finally finish a date properly now. : )



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Brothels to keep it off the streets of big cities.Revenue from sales tax would imply of course...wow,who knows how this may fair.Maybe the smarts will kick in and legalize the cannabis.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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This is how it should be! No-one has the right to tell people what to do with their bodies! That goes for anything! If someone wants to sell theirs so be it! You can not stop it and you shouldn't!

If someone wants to take drugs, that's their business!

If someone wants to eat loads of junk food, that's their business!

Individual freedom is a must! If you don't have individual freedom you have tyranny! Simple as that! Bravo canada!



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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I was just going to say the same thing.

It is a positive step, but there will still be pimps and sex slaves and human trafficking.

The authorities cannot just wash their hands by legalizing the trade, there still has to be protection and policing put in place.

I would hope for brothel inspections and licensing, maybe some sort of scheme for protecting sex workers.

A step in the right direction but more work needed IMHO.

Cosmic..



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Dam it! Just watched the video! I've already booked my ticket and now they tell me it won't come into effect for a year! Anyone want to buy some cheap tickets from the uk to canada?

I kid, I kid! lol



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Wait a second, wait a second. Is Ontario the Same province which also allows for Decriminalized MJ? If so, watch the Ex-pats come flying into Canada by the droves.

Anyone know?

What a tempting, two great tastes that go great together...for the folks that would need a bit of both for whatever reasons.

Thoughts?



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN

Canada decriminalizes prostitution


news.na tionalpost.com

Ontario Court of Appeal greenlights brothels, sweeps aside many of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws

(visit the link for the full news article)



It's about time. Good to see some common sense.

I'm thinking of disease control, taxable revenue, and some legal protection for the sex workers.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
Recent inspections by authorities in Holland (where it is legal and taxed) reveal that up to 70% of the women are there illegally and/or against their will. Prostitution does not work. And yes, there are still "pimps", violent ones who take the passports off the foreign women preventing them leaving. It's a nasty, seedy world. Just saying.


And how does keeping prostitution illegal help any of this? It's doesn't help it. Keeping it illegal only makes things worse for the sex workers.

No one is debating that the sex industry is a nasty, seedy world,

Illegalizing it will make is LESS nasty & seedy.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:15 PM
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As far as I am aware (mainly from newspapers here) legalisation was only so that the government could claim their rightful tax portion of income from the sex-trade. The pimps are probably not called that but it is run by men, most of whom pocket the proceeds of the transaction. Also one of the arguments used in favour of getting it out in the open is that sex crime statistics go down. They don't. Holland also has a large problem with pedophilia (I know the 2 are not strictly related) but it does go at least some way to show that it is not all roses and moonshine. From what I've seen on my trips to Amsterdam it;s a fairly sad state of affairs controlled by a small group of (male) individuals and can often lead to more problems than it attempts to solve.

As for brothels, I believe most of the workers in Amsterdam are not technically in brothels but rather rent a single "window" as they term it here. You walk along the windows, pick the one you want, knock on the door, hear the price and, if agreeable, go in and do the business. The women rent that window and room behind it which relieves them of most of their income. It's all about the money and rarely, if never, about the woman. I have nothing to do with it as it's against my ethics. What others choose to do is up to them but it's not as black and white as most people seem to mistakenly think and regulation has done little if anything to improve "conditions" for the sex workers themselves. It's certainly a difficult question though and I don't admit to having all the answers.

reply to post by AuranVector
 

Please read the above response to another poster as I think it covers most of what you say/ask. If it is a honourable and fair transaction between 2 peaceful and consenting persons it might not be so bad but the facts unfortunately do not seem to support this.

On another note, how many women visit male prostitutes? I think you will find the number is close to zero apart from the odd Gigolo maybe. Most male prostitutes seem to be for gay men.
edit on 26/3/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



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