posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by Cosmic4life
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