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Canada decriminalizes prostitution

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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by Maslo
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Because that would be highly productive.... Modern Western Civilization... meet Ancient Roman Empire and its collapse. Bye Bye.... Back to square one again...


Ancient Roman Empire lasted for a thousand years, with prostitution present before and during all this time. Its collapse coincided with rise of Christianity, if anything.


Tell that to Caligula.

In order to gain funds, Caligula asked the public to lend the state money. Caligula levied taxes on lawsuits, marriage and prostitution

penelope.uchicago.edu...*.html#40




posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by hhcore
I can finally finish a date properly now. : )


ROFL.... I love your sig man!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Wait one minute, this HAS to be part of some conspiracy!!!! I might have to investigate in person!!!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Good Luck! Remember, if it burns get it checked out. Those long wooden cotton swabs are lots of fun!!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
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)

And no one forces you to buy sex or sell your body either. It should be up to each individual if they want to do this.
I personally would never buy sex, but yet i see nothing wrong with prostitution under controlled forms.

With a ban it all goes underground with no control at all.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Now i just need them to open some herbal dispensaries and I'll be a happy man


But seriously, even though I live in Ontario, I won't be "buying".



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Has anyone heard anything about how Sandra Fluke feels about this?



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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I can see both sides of the coin here.

The sex professionals who see this as a "coming out of the closet" type move are right in believing that it will help legitimize the oldest trade known to man. The reasons men use prostitutes are endless, but the fact remains that it IS a needed profession. Legalizing it will help them, help the country of Canada with the taxes garnered, and help the ladies by keeping them safer and off the streets.

The activists have a point too in that legalizing it may help the seedier side of the industry flourish more becasue it will be legal. In essence, legalizing the BAD aspects of prostitution. Most namely the girls who are there against their will. But I'm sure that during the year lawmakers take to amend the current laws there will be some in place regarding the age at whch women can become employed as a sex professional.

If the brothels there are anything like the ones in Europe, they will be regulated and monitered on a regular basis. It's not going to be perfect, no trade ever is, but no one can argue the fact that it WILL be safer and that fact is based on the countries where prostitution has been legal for many, many years.




posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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UK NEXT UK NEXT!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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But this is still bantario! Nanny McGinty will be sending in the smoke police to ensure that prostitutes are not forced to inhale second hand smoke!

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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I always wondered about the poor guys/gals who could never sustain a relationship due to mental or physical disabilities. Should they be forbidden from a sexual encounter in their life?
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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Question. If one has sex with an escort while she is sleeping, is that sexual assault or shop lifting?


Oh man ... I've not laughed that hard in a while.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Just because it is not your morals does not mean it is any more of a grey area than before. As for the line, I think it should generaly be drawn at informed consent. Something an adult prostitute is legally capable of.



That's funny...maybe my town/country is different than yours, but where I live prostitution is illegal and is considered immoral. No one ever says "my daughter grew up to be a hooker in the city and I'm so proud." It's looked upon as a lowly profession for those from broken homes, very bad financial straits or otherwise lacking any self-respect. In other words, people who would be living on the streets if they weren't 'working' them.

When a woman is called a 'wh***' it's never a good thing. No one ever says, "God I love her, she's such a wh*** (Just watching my wording here.) In other words, in society (or at least here in Canada) prostitution is generally regarded as something lowly and those involved are not respected by most people. It is apparent in the language.

In my view: prostitutes are human beings who need help, be it financial or psychological. They do not need to be encouraged to keep selling a piece of their soul to perverts.
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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And to think, I use to believe that all of the whore's were in Washington, in the great brothels of government where anything can be had for a price and now Canada make it legal? Too late Canada.. the U.S. government beat ya to it!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Here is why.

Prostitution is going to happen regardless of if it's illegal or not... ok? Thats just a fact, no matter what people will be desperate enough to pay for sex at some point.

So they made it legal:

-now it can be taxed
-now they can require the participants have up to date STD tests
- it saves money in the legal system by not trying and arresting prostitues/people who pay for prostitues
- it takes the money out of "pimps" hands
- it makes it more difficult for people to get women into this business against their wills
- and lastly.. it just might improve tourism lol



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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OK, let's get some things straight here. This is a ruling in Ontario, not Canada. This was passed last year and the federal government is challenging it. No surprise there with the Despot in Chief we have in office.

Secondly, I'm seeing a lot of ignorance as to the sex trade. Brothels are more often than not run by WOMEN. They've work the trade. They know the risks involved with the "street" trade. This ruling does nothing to promote the street trade but it give more leeway to brothels and private clubs. Read the frickin source material and you'll see that this is a much better place for these women.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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As a Canadian citizen I am ashamed and appalled by this court's decision. But I'm sure it'll be overturned!

"...absolutely no business in the bedrooms of the nation." Does that include children too? Aren't child molesters, rapists and kidnappers all *human* too? Where does one draw the line if all our morals are one big grey area now?


Please for the sake of our country, limit your opinion to online forum boards. Thanks!!



This is really a no brainer. There is going to be prostitution whether its legal or not.

It is obviously safer to do it in legalized Brothels than it is in the back alley or in a school playground.

Although this is a one up for us, I really wish The Bank Of Canada was more of a hot topic than prostitution.


If the politicians made a good decision, It was probably accidental.


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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
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)


That and for good quality it is usually to dang expensive!
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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That may be all true, but I still dont see any reason why make it illegal. Lots of things that are bad for you are legal.

The only justification for making something illegal should be that it directly harms or threatens third, unconsenting person. Voluntary prostitution, soft drug use, mere posession of child pornography, and similar things are all victimless "crimes" that directly harm no third person, and should not be illegal in themselves.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Now you can get drunk, stoned, have sex with a hooker, and marry a member of the same sex, and it's all (mostly) legal in Canada.

Canada - The real Land of The Free.



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