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U.N. Commission Calls for Legalizing Prostitution Worldwide

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 01:33 AM
reply to post by Ladysophiaofsandoz

Wow I think you totally misunderstood my post. I was responding to the poster who implied legalized prostitution would break up marriages. I said a cheater is a cheater and it's not the fault of the prostitute but the spouse who cheated. Why would you think I was blaming the victim?

Ok thanks for clarifying. That makes a lot more sense to me then. Sorry to misinterpret...

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 01:53 AM
No problem. I am just glad these topics that have been taboo for so long are seeing the light of day. Not talking about it or ignoring it hasn't solved anything. Cops should have better things to police than two consenting adults agreeing to have sex. Why spend more money arresting people and tying up the court and jails. There are real people involved that are being hurt by prohibition. Johns and prostitutes both get beaten and robbed, people catch and spread diseases the list of casualties goes on and on it's time for a new approach.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 01:59 AM
Legalize it + regulate it + tax it = Cash cow.

It seems to have worked well in the counties of Nevada where it's legal.

Do the same with Marijuana as well.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 02:30 AM
Seems to me we already have legalized prostitution. It's called "marriage."

My last one was a heck of a lot more expensive than a few trips to the cathouse would have been, I can tell you. And after a few years there was a lot less after-dark fun, too.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:03 AM
Legalizing prostitution can mean very different things. It may range from almost complete anarchy to tight regulation and ban on pimps and brothels. People always bring up Netherlands like it is the only country with legal prostitution, but prostitution is legal in half of the world, and it does not usualy cause problems.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:25 AM
legalities about prostitution is not applicable in all countries ,, We know christian country or even muslim country do not agree this stupid idea,, legalize worldwide?

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:36 AM
Prostitution, like illegal drugs, I believe should be legalized. The main reason that I think both prostitution and drugs should be legal is that there would be so many benefits for the country. You would have tax revenue from drugs, as well as prostitution, for one thing. Another great benefit would be the amount of people that aren't sent to jail or prison. Our prison system would clear out substantially, cutting down on the amount of tax dollars that we are spending to support non-violent prisoners.

That right there is one of the reasons this would likely not happen, being that too many big shots make millions upon millions of dollars off of the prison industry. It's sickening really. Regulate prostitution and make it legal. It has worked in other places, and it is already legal in some parts of Nevada here in the US anyway. Actually, the states I believe have the right to decide for themselves whether or not to legalize prostitution...Of course the state government is just as out-of-tune as the federal government when it comes to letting people choose what to do with their own bodies.

The amount of illegal prostitution going on in the US right now is staggering, and the amount of sex slaves is as well. This would likely not be the case if prostitution were legalized, as then it could be regulated heavily, ensuring that illegal sex rings get busted as soon as possible. It would be naive to think that human trafficking wouldn't occur if prostitution were legalized in the US, as we have seen what occurs in other countries...But I still think it would improve the situation not just in the US, but around the world. Maybe I'm wrong though, as I'm not expert. It is entirely possible that I do not know what I'm talking about regarding prostitution, although I'm fairly certain that legalizing drugs would benefit the country more than it would hurt it, and I think this is likely with legalizing prostitution as well.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:40 AM
reply to post by showintail

10 years back I worked in a medical clinic. There were a half a dozen "working girls" that came in for health care regularly. I became friends with a couple of them , one in particular. The women were very intelligent and I found them very well adjusted.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 03:42 AM
reply to post by hp1229

Solicitation is the one trade they can't take from us.. & wtshtf, it will be used as currency. They are legalizing it so they can tax us for it, or force us to take it up as a legitimate job offer! To legalize it is to say 'We own your body'..

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 04:02 AM
Make it legal......put the pimps and that aspect of the drug trade outta business. You might find that the hookers are more healthy, and the badies that push them on the street will have to find another racket.

Consider the tax angle....if you have to file with the IRS....and your a pimp...they're gonna want to see your full income spread not just the hookers on the books.

If sex is legal, and selling stuff is legal....why isnt selling sex legal?

maybe if it was legal it would be more sanitary and it is now it's like pumping a chemical toilet. never know what you'll get off the street.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 04:06 AM
I agree, it should be legal there are other things that are more harmful and destroy more marrages and lives than prostitution and those things are legal, like alcohol, gambling ,tobacco. The government can`t even balance a budget,get the government out of our bedrooms and stop trying to tell us what we can and can`t do with our own bodies.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 04:48 AM

Originally posted by showintail
Yes! I have plenty to say on this topic. As a child that was "sold" and later chose to do it, I think it should be legal. Not child prostitution, but adults.

I would love to expand but I am getting ready to leave for the day.

Personal disclaimer, I am neither ashamed or embarrassed of my situation. I think more like me should speak up.

I think it would be very good for this subject if you shared your story. There's no better way to shed light and knowledge on a subject than for someone with first hand knowledge of it to speak up.

I think it should be legalized. For adults. People are going to do it whether it's legal or not and people are going to go underground with it whether it's legal or not. Speculating whether more good things or more bad things will come from the legalization is just that: speculation. And that doesn't do the issue any good.You can't stop either one, but at least there will be a series of checks and balances where now there's not. And that can't be a bad thing.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:00 AM
reply to post by bluemirage5

Where does it say anything about pimping, or under age prostitution?

If anything I feel this may put an end to the other illegal elements involved in prostitution. If prostitution is accepted as a legal practice, more prostitutes can phone in cases of assault, battery, exploitation and underage girls.

It will make many hard lives, a little bit easier. Although I don't necessarily encourage, or support exchanging money for sex the trade exists and is as old as any other. At the very least some unnecessary violence and exploitation may be diminished.

As much as I feel Hippocratic for saying it, congratulations girls.

edit on 7/25/2012 by Ilyich because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:01 AM
In my liberal days I was all for this. But seeing it now everywhere I look, not so much. Having "hoes" waltz the streets does a number on an already damaged property value.

Only way this works is within a far-out, regulated, area. And even then people will then want government money to go towards testing the hookers. I just rather see a movement towards bringing class and respect back into the moral forefront.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:25 AM
How NWO is that?

1 law for the entire planet!!!!

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:30 AM

Originally posted by wingsfan
In my liberal days I was all for this. But seeing it now everywhere I look, not so much. Having "hoes" waltz the streets does a number on an already damaged property value.

Only way this works is within a far-out, regulated, area. And even then people will then want government money to go towards testing the hookers. I just rather see a movement towards bringing class and respect back into the moral forefront.

I was for it once too. But after seeing legalized hooking or decriminalized hooking still brings the same issues to a hood as illegal hooking, I have lived in 20 countries t make this concllusion. The job wears people out and getting high almost always becomes problematic, the life-style is extremely negative but no doubt some liberal tosser here (who has no direct or indirect experiences on the topic) will say it is 'empowering' for women.

Also in Germany, an unemployed woman was almost forced to accept a job as a hooker or lose her unemployment benefit!!!!! Institutionalized pimping by governments//

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:34 AM
Some of you guys are mad..... Look at areas around the world where it is decriminalized or legal..... You don't see a link between putting a cheap price on something so intrinsically linked to psychological well being and the common problems which besiege legal or decriminalized hooking areas around the world.

If anyone decides to say 'Amsterdam'.... Have you ever been, the hooking areas are complete #holes riddled with crime...... And that is LEGAL and those areas were not like that before the law changed.

Thailand.... Decriminalized and the areas are complete #holes again

Vegas...... Relatively legal.... Areas = #holes again

edit on 25-7-2012 by Dhimmie because: no condoms

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:56 AM

Originally posted by SibylofErythrae
I want to address this ongoing mythology that men of the past were beating women into sex regularly.

There is no evidence of this. There is evidence in the last 4000 years of the harsh lives of women living in slave/sub-human castes. Forensic archaeology.

I see this story in these discussions all the time. I have yet to ever see any evidence to suggest that men of the past did this on some sort of regular basis like this piece of fiction suggests. Our closest animal relatives in their tribes (Pan - chimps) do not do this.

With the exception of the Walrus and some water fowl, I cannot think of any animal that uses force as a means of achieving either sexual gratification or procreation. Either way, most animals are driven by instincts and in many ways are compelled to act in that way due to hormonal secretions. We, on the otherhand, have evolved to ovulate invisibly, and to apply intelligence to the choice of our mate. We must have been doing it that way for a very long time, with the female exercising such choice, for it to come to be this way.

Unfortuately, as a by product we have the intelligence to exploit or to excuse exploitation, using it to justify it as being natural rather than seeing it as a by product of civilisation and trade based economies. It is very devolving. More and more, it appears to me, that men are becoming enslaved to this false sense of a sex-drive or compulsion. And women it seems, in their eagerness to feel superiority, are happily re-enforcing this belief system.

Rape is a chosen action if conducted by a being of our intelligence. Using pornography or prostitution is a choice also. No need is being fullfilled, just wants being justified.

Great posts in this thread BTW

edit on 25-7-2012 by Biliverdin because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 06:09 AM
i think it should be legal for adults for sure. in my opinion it would cut down on a lot of crime. supposedly a big precursor to crime is sexual tension/frustration

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 06:26 AM

Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by getreadyalready

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.

Negative!... Rape is about power and control, and sex is used as form of power and control. It's basically a fetish that they have, and they can get that same power and control in a whole bunch of other ways, but they want it and like it in the sexual form. Really it literally is just a fetish gone to the extremes, and they get off being able to control and have power over there victims using sex, or sex is a part of the overall act, but not the whole of it. It really is not all that hard to understand.
edit on 25-7-2012 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason given)

How do you know it isn't about sex and power and control are used to achieve this. Without sex, it isn't rape so of course it is about sex to some degree.

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