It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Afterthought
I don't personally know any respectable man that would pay for sex.
That is because they are not being honest with you, because they realize your point of view has the word "respectable" in it. If the respectable men in your life were talking to you the way they talk to their male buddies, your outlook would be entirely different.
Look at the "respectable" men like Bill Clinton, John Edwards, etc. The lie might last for decades, or might not ever be revealed, but everyone has secrets. EVERYONE.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by getreadyalready
My neighboors daughter stripped during the summer and paid 8 years of university doing 3 months of work.
That's over 100K in 8 years for 3 months a year.
Now she's a resident doctor with 0 debt.
IMO she made a smart decision. Besides there are plenty of "gentlman's clubs" that if you walked in there you'd be hard pressed to call it a "strip joint".
Why do you respect the LEGAL Prostitute, and not the Illegal one ?
I've heard that tired explanation, even from the experts a million times. Sometimes sex is about power and control. Sometimes relationships are about power and control. Sometimes employer situations are about power and control. The fact is, "rape" by definition, is about sex.
If that is true, then how come many rapes happen after something renders the person unconscious? Lots of rapes occur after drugs are administered, so there is no resistance. Some rapes occur that the person isn't even aware of, as in the cases where healthcare professionals rape their subjects. I've read about dentists, hypnotists and therapists, doctors, surgeons, nurses, all raping their subjects. Rape occurs in nursing homes, and against invalids. Rape is about sex.
If it was all about making someone do something the don't want to do, then why don't we hear about kidnappings with people duct-taped to chairs and forced to eat spinach or watch American Idol?
The experts are dead wrong. There are plenty of ways to take dominion over a subject, and those things manifest themselves in lots of ways, and sometimes those ways include sex, but that is a different topic of power and control.
Rape is about SEX. If it was just power and control, then we'd hear a lot more of your roller coaster scenarios being committed, instead of sex acts.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
I don't judge someone for what they do unless they cause victims.
Western Europe is one of the few parts of the world which includes countries where commercial sex is either legal or controlled (Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Latvia, Hungary, Turkey, and the Netherlands). Overall, the HIV prevalence among sex workers is less than 5%.42 Levels of HIV infection seem to be low (less than 1%) amongst sex workers who do not inject drugs. However, for those who do inject drugs the risk is often significantly higher. According to a study carried out in three cities in the Netherlands, the HIV prevalence among female sex workers who injected drugs was 13.8%, while it was 1.5% amongst other female sex workers.
Originally posted by Gridrebel
This isn't really about whether prostitution should be legal or not. Why is the U.N. deciding what is best for the "World"? What happens if a country decides not to accept the U.N.'s recommendation? What will the U.N. "Call" for next? Why are they making suggestions on this type of issue at all? This is not and should not be a U.N. topic of interest....at all. It's quite disgusting that they would be involved in any way on a decision such as this, for ALLLLL the countries in the world. Maybe they could require compatibility tests for couples before they get married, or parenting classes before a couple has children. Sure, they might be good ideas but this is not the business of the U.N.edit on 24-7-2012 by Gridrebel because: (no reason given)
If a mother who is a "legal" Prostitute, catches AIDS, and passes it to an unborn child, is it societies problem, or is it the Prostitutes problem ?
Originally posted by kimish
I just want to add:
I wouldn't wife a ho and I know a lot of men who wouldn't. Also, nuclear families are pretty much what's creating the problems we are having with today's youths. We didn't have the crime and this and that 50 years ago when nuclear families weren't the norm. Granted, this isn't 50 years ago but we do learn history for a reason... to learn from it.
Food for thought.edit on 24-7-2012 by kimish because: Never mind:
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
The only posts are yours that makes perfect sense.