Pro-Choice & Prostitution?

Stephanie - posted on 07/05/2010 ( 99 moms have responded )

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I just asked this in another post but I'm getting impatient. I've always wondered why/how the feminists and some pro-choice advocates argue that abortion is acceptable because it's YOUR body and you'll be damned if someone tells you what to do with it but then argue against prostitution because it's "Degrading" and "Immoral". I never understood how you can "Own" your uterus and not your vagina. I know not everyone believes like this but I'm curious what everyone has to say.

*Personally I'm Pro-Life in every circumstance and could care less what two consenting adults decide to "quid-pro-quo" behind closed doors.

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Jess - posted on 07/08/2010

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I am Pro Choice BEFORE you get into bed.... after that, suck it up princess and wear the consequences of your actions ! Being put up for adoption may not be the greatest way to start your life but at least's its a life. People keep focusing on how its the mothers body... but its a tiny baby's body that she is having destroyed.

As for prostitution.... well if thats how you choose to make a living. Perhaps rather than legalising it, just decriminalise it. That way the government isn't saying they are OK with it, they're just saying they won't put women in jail for it. That would allow women who were attacked etc to go to the police to get help. I think thats a fair compromise.

Johnny - posted on 07/06/2010

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I am pro-choice and I believe that prostitution should be legalized. Women should have the right to choose what to do with their own bodies. In fact, humans should have the right to choose what to do with their own bodies.

And no, I don't think sex needs to be reserved for marriage and love. I had plenty of sex before my marriage and sometimes, it had nothing to do with love. I do not regret it, I do not feel guilty about it, in fact, most are good memories. If for some unfortunate reason I was to become unmarried, I would most likely engage in non-marital sex quite happily and freely again. Not all people ascribe the same moral requirements to sexual activities. If someone feels that they just want to have sex within the confines of a marriage, that is their right and it should be supported. But I do not feel anyone has any right to dictate the who's, where's and why's of other people's sexual or reproductive choices.

The legalization of prostitution and abortion both protect women from violence and abuse. When a human being has the ability to freely make their own choices, with the support of the legal establishment, it becomes much harder to exploit that person. Prostitutes are currently easy prey for predators of all sorts, because they have little legal recourse. And if women were unable to obtain legal abortions, they also would be victims of unscrupulous illegal abortion providers.

Jenny - posted on 07/05/2010

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I'm pro-choice and for legalised prostitution for that very reason. Your body, your choice. Also, prostitution is a victimless crime. I realise there is exploitation that occurs in some cases and I would hope legalising could reduce that. I feel I have no place telling consenting adults what to do.

Jasmine - posted on 07/17/2010

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Shannon, don't forget that pro choice also means the choice to become a mother.

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Oh and BTW my mother was a bonified street hustling crack whore, If prostitution was legal, she may not be dead now.

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Jennifer - posted on 08/24/2010

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I am pro-life for myself, but pro-choice for everyone else. Prostitution is one of the oldest profession in the world, its here and it will remain here. Should it be legalized, Im on the fence on that one. I think they should pay taxes like everyone else. I was watching a show about the bunny ranch and this lady was like she makes $100,000 a year?? Hey thats alot of tax dollars someone is missing out on...

Sarah - posted on 08/22/2010

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Right, so I graduated from a women's college- which is like saying I have a degree in feminism. LOL I have heard the argument may times as to why it is that feminists as a whole are against prostitution (and pornography, and stripping) and, of course, it is multi-faceted. addtionnaly, I worked as a rape victim advocate and have done a lot of research/training on the sex industry.
-men tend to control the sex industry, particularly when it is illegal.
-women are generally recruited into the sex trade before the age of consent, while this doesn't fall into pedophilia (b/c the johns don't know and aren't looking for "children" per se, just young nubile teens) it still means there are a lot of teen prostitutes
- more prostitutes turn to drug and alcohol abuse After they start prostituting than what is commonly believed that addicts turn into whores, it's the reverse- whoring turns you into an addict
- turning to prostitution is generally a last resort for uneducated low-income women not the first choice for anyone
- once in the sex industry, women are subject to super-high rates of abuse: sexual, emotional, physical, you name it
Ok- there are other things I can't recall right now )i wish this damn box were bigger so I could see what I was writing). But all that being said, there are also a lot of feminists that believe that Legal prostitution is ok, because the balance of control is not set against the woman. I find that I am with this group, the pro-choice, pro-legal prostitution group. but, then again, I'm a libertarian, so I do think that drugs, guns, abortions, prostitution, etc should be legal.
I certainly would not want my daughter to grow up and want to work in the sex trade, b/c it Is a dangerous profession, especially being illegal here. But also bc/c I don't want her to feel she has to turn to that for money. Additionally, I find that most women who are in the sex industry do have very lo self-esteem and have been victimized throughout their lives- so it would be a red flag to me.
There is a avery good book about a normal, middle class, educated woman who decides to be a stripper- very interesting read, Candy Girl.

Michelle - posted on 08/22/2010

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I am also for legalized prostitution. Its going to happen anyway, so why not try and clean it up a little bit, there would be less STDs running around!

Michelle - posted on 08/22/2010

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I agree. I could care less if someone is getting paid for sex. Maybe I will ask my husband for a tip next time haha jk.

Sally - posted on 08/22/2010

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Can I just say Ditto? Agree 100% Jaime! Well written, well argued. If I believed in Grades, I would give you an A+. :)

Amy - posted on 08/22/2010

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I've never heard anyone say that when it comes to those two issues. I'd say that rather than it being about the woman's body, they're feminists with a particular vision where every woman is freed from child rearing so she can take up her rightful place at the head of the board room table - i.e., these would be a select group rather than a majority.

I consider myself to be a human rights advocate rather than a feminist. Abortion is a sticky ethical issue, at least at this point in time, because it involves the bodily rights of two people, one of whom may be of limited sentience - but it's hard to conclusively prove. Prostitution involves the rights of only one person, and she should be free to do with her body as she pleases. I supported the legalisation of prostitution over here believing it would allow prostitutes greater rights and increased safety. I had a friend whose girlfriend was a working girl, and a friend's mother was at one stage when her husband left her to raise three children alone. That said, I believe prostitution is an undesirable occupation due to the risks and association with drug use. Pushing it underground hasn't helped that.

Jaime - posted on 08/03/2010

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People are going to have sex, and some people are going to have sex for money. These are facts...they are indisputable. Some people make poor decisions when they engage in sexual activity and they end up pregnant or infected with an std. So far the world operates under the auspice that sex is private and forbidden unless you're in a committed, heterosexual relationship. I have studied the commodification of sexuality, so I know a bit about what I speak. There are several reasons that a person decides to sell their body for the purpose of another's pleasure or entertainment, but it's important to realize that it's not just strippers, escorts and hookers that sell themselves. Who decides where the morality line is drawn when it comes to selling oneself? What about all of the musicians that make-over their physical appearance from head to toe, with a wardrobe to match in order to sell their audience on their 'rock star' image? So as long as they're not taking clothes off, they're not breaching any boundaries? I find it difficult to draw a line because for me sexuality is but one more facet of life that is commonplace. The fact that we have to strip naked to engage in sex (well for the most part anyway) is of no consequence to the fact that we are still selling ourselves for the purpose of someone else' entertainment. Legalizing prostitution is merely a matter of organizing something that already exists and will continue to exist regardless of legislation. So why not legalize it? What possible MORE harm can come from legalizing prostitution? Prohibition saw the end of bootlegged alcohol and now the government controls the sale and distribution of what was otherwise forbidden...has the world gone to shit because of it? Certainly there are some people that abuse the privilege of indulging in the spiked punch, but it doesn't speak to the majority.



Having said that, I realize that there is a strong correlation between emotional discontent and the sex industry. A majority of the men and women that sell their bodies, do so as a way to gain validation for their otherwise distorted self-image. They don't need to be themselves to feel wanted and desired, because they are paid to be someone's fantasy. Like it or not, there is a market for sex and the industry is booming. Pornography, sex shops, massage parlours, playboy magazine (maxim, cosmo) even yoga is dedicated in some respects to eroticism and sexuality...and as much as people don't like it, modeling and pageantry are included in that list as well. So putting it into perspective, prostitution is just one more method by which people sell their attributes for a profit...in my opinion it is not any more or less damaging than the others.



Oh and I'm pro-choice...not pro-abortion. I support abortion no matter the reason, but I don't advocate and clap and dance when someone decides to take that direction. People still need to be fully informed about sex, std's, pregnancy, and all other subjects of life that are necessary to learn in order to be productive, healthy adults. Maybe if parents stopped crucifying the education system for wanting to teach our children about what really matters, we wouldn't be having these kinds of debates.

Britney - posted on 08/03/2010

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abortion is not a form of birth control, it falls more into the category of murder. and we wonder why there are so many std's out there. what is this world comming to?

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I think abortion is ok as long as its not the woman's only choice of 'birth control'. And I'm for legalised prostitution. It's legal here in New Zealand. Best to keep these things out in the open where they can be regulated and workers' health and welfare can be monitored.

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I'm pro-choice and pro prostitution as long as it is legalised and regulated - pro-choice as to how I'm going to use my body in both situations!



Maybe there's a niche market out there for me - middle aged grandmother who Loves sex and has lots of practice?

Brittany - posted on 07/31/2010

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"Pro-Life 100% even in rape/incest cases..."
Shannon, really? This is the most insensitive thing I have ever heard. Ever. God FORBID you ever get raped by a family member and come to bear a child and you are faced with this terrible terrible situation.

Ayanna - posted on 07/31/2010

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sorry i took so long to comment. but i agree with you, there is a contradiction. but with this said, i must say that even though it is the woman's body (not that i am being judgmental -because i am not perfect) prostitution and abortion are dangerous to women. not just in the immediate but also in the long run. especially when our mentality is taken into account. in closing i must say to any young woman who is reading this "it is better that you explore yourself with your boyfriend/husband than you take that chance with your future (in every sense). STAY IN SCHOOL. This foundation helps with a lot of the problems you may face as an adult.

Cheyenne - posted on 07/21/2010

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i belive a women should have a baby expect when she is raped and if the baby has a medical condition and they cannot pay for it. but also there is adoption. i am very against abortion and i know what its like not to want to be pregnant by someone u dont want to have sex with. and i also beilve that if u can not find a job or anything and u need to support your family, go ahead and prostitue or be a stripper because if it were me i would do it just so my son could have everything he needs.he is my life and i would do absoultly anything for him.

Mae - posted on 07/18/2010

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I am pro life for a few reasons 1- two consenting adults had sex knowing full well it could result in forming a human life you made that choice about your body when you had sex. 2-there are tons of couples that would love to adopt a baby 3-What is the difference between murdering your 1 week old and aborting a fetus? Nothing it's both murder. 4- dads don't get the choice on if their child is aborted even if the woman is married to them and that is not right. That being said I am not better than anyone else and some women (for whatever reason) feel they have no other choice and some places it may be true. Prostitution being legal I don't really care about if some one wants to go out and hoe it up and they can get people to pay them for it fine.

Manon Alexe - posted on 07/18/2010

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I come from the Netherlands where most things mentioned above are in fact legal. I'm all for prostitution, drugs and abortions being legal. I feel that in the Netherlands it works well. That said, don't forget we only have like 17million people living there so its easier for police and government to control. This could be a bigger problem in the states as there are way more people and thus lesser ability from police/government to control it properly.
For myself however, I don't do drugs (not even pot, which by the way is VERY MUCH an addictive drug and stays in your body for appr. 30 days and you can infact get serious health issues after severe over-use, but thats another thing all together) I would never prostitute myself and I would never have an abortion. Those are just things for myself though, and I fully support women in their choices, even when they are choices I would never make for myself.

Jasmine - posted on 07/17/2010

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Sally, you're painting with a pretty broad brush. So just because I"m pro choice I'd have to be pro- a bunch of other things that fit with your reasoning in this case. That's like me saying that because you're pro life you HAVE to be pro birth control or pro- social welfare programs etc

Jasmine - posted on 07/17/2010

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Perhaps if it were regulated like it is in Nevada, women would be a lot safer. I take issue with it because of the abuse, rapes and murders that prostitutes are at risk for both from "pimps" and johns, not to mention the risk of STDS.

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Also I agree with Dana there is a HUGE difference between somebody choosing to sell sex and being forced into it Lisa!

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Lisa - why does a woman having sex to make money mean there is a lack of values and morals in your country? Surely if she is acting in a safe manner and is NOT forced into it there is no moral issue - sex is not immoral it is one of the most natural things in the world and we were not really designed for monogomy - only a few animals are.

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Lisa, I can't believe you don't think there's a difference between a woman choosing to sell her own body and "BEING SOLD BY SOMEONE ELSE. Seriously? Silly!

P.S. STOP YELLING!

LaCi - posted on 07/12/2010

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Please. If I were confident enough to be naked around stranger it wouldn't even be an issue. I'd be on camera in a heartbeat. I'd have my own freakin website. Fuck work, I'll gladly have orgasms for money. Sex is FUN, we are always told we should pursue a job we ENJOY not just a job that pays well. Guess what I enjoy more than any other activity? sex. sex. sex.

Lisa - posted on 07/12/2010

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I CAN'T BELIEVE ANY PARENT WOULD BE OK WITH EITHER OF THESE ISSUES SO IF YOUR CHILDREN DO THESE THINGS IT WOULD BE OK?NO WONDER OUR COUNTRY IS IN THIS CONDITION.THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH VALUES AND MORALS I ONLY WISH PEOPLE HAD MORE OF THEM.

Lisa - posted on 07/12/2010

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IF A WOMAN FEELS EMPOWERED BY SELLING HERSELF I WOULD HOPE SHE WOULD SEEK OUT COUNSELING.IT TRULY IS'NT ANY BETTER THAN BEING SOLD BY SOMEONE ELSE .REALLY THINK ABOUT IT IT DOESNT EVEN SOUND RIGHT.

Lisa - posted on 07/12/2010

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I believe woman should be taught to value themselves more so they would'nt even consider prostitution as a job .Its just a womans way to keep letting men disrespect them.woman need to value themselves and have higher standards .we were'nt put here to be a mans toy or pleasure device .legalizing prostitution will not help anything but the goverment for tax purposes.pediphiles want to have sex with children not grown consenting adults so it would'nt help any thing there, nor would it help lower the high and always growing number of rapes in this country.and as far as abortion it is against the law in this country to kill yourself , I will never understand how can be ok to kill your own child ..My grandmother was raped prior to marrying my grandfather ,being a wonderful christian woman she gave birth to my aunt who later gave her 4 wonderful grandchildren. my intelligent ,kind, caring aunt grew up and became a counselor for rape victims at that point she never knew she was concieved by rape .my point is good things can come from bad things that can happen and none of us are God .We dont have the right to take anyones life especially such an innocent beings.Yes,I am pro-life and I do believe in God .ask yourselves is prostitution career move you would want your son or daughter to take up in thier future .my guess is you would want something better for them.so why is ok for you to lower your self value ?

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WOW, this is a great topic, I a pretty new to the COM and this is a really interesting group. Finally no celebrities, just real conversations.

I am Pro-Choice and Pro-Legal Prostitution. We have the right to do what we want with our bodies and I don't think any government should tell me what I can a can't do with it. The whole we are saving you from yourself and from destroying others is only control. For thousands of years we as woman have been told what we can and can't do, not just with our bodies but in every aspect. These laws were only passed through fear brought on by religious views of men. They would stand at there pulpit and throw in "you'll burn in hell i you do that", then all the sudden it's immoral and your a harlot.

I think the blinders are coming off, for the better. There are always going to be prostitutes and If it were legalized it would be regulated. That would mean the women that are dependent on prostitution for drugs would not find it so easy to get a John, why would they go to a crack whore when they can go a few doors down to a legal brothel where its safe and CLEAN, eliminating work for the crack whore, eliminating dirty BJ's in alleys, bringing millions in much needed tax revenue.

I am also for Legalized Gambleing, I am such a bad lil harlot hehe

LaCi - posted on 07/11/2010

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"and ok I have really tried to hold back on this one....

let's say prostitution DOES get legalized...how would you all feel if at 18 years old your daughter came to you and said.."I am going to be a prostitute?" I am just really curious-know it's hard to say when it hasn't happened and none of us would encourage it...but is it ok, or would you think differentl if it was legal??"



To each their own, it doesn't have to be your daughter. If my son decides one day "hey, I like sex, I could make money off sex, mom I'm going to be a stripper,porn star, prostitute (whichever)" then so be it. Whats the difference between selling sex in a personal transaction vs selling sex on camera? None, except one person may prefer the exhibitionist aspect and one may just want to have sex.



Although, if he goes into porn I would appreciate him telling me what he's in or what name he goes by so I can avoid clicking the wrong video and clawing my eyes out

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Meghan - there are several career paths I would hate my children (or nieces and nephews for that matter) to take. If one of them decided to take one of those career paths I would ensure that they are fully informed of the good and bad aspects of the job and if after finding out all the facts they still wish to pursue that career I would fully support them.

Our job as parents is guide our children and encourage them to become independant adults with their own opinions etc - this will lead to them making choices that we do not neccesarily agree with but it is their choice - we have done our job wrong if they still need us to tell them what to do when they become adults, yes we can still guide them but ultimately it is their choice and they have to live with their decisions.

Stephanie - posted on 07/11/2010

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100% agree with Shannon Pro Choice = Pro Abortion. I'm also with Sally when she says pro-choice advocates don't much universally care about women's rights.

Melissa - posted on 07/11/2010

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I am definitely, Pro-Choice, but your right about the above, on what people think on both issues. I say to each his own!!

Meghan - posted on 07/10/2010

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As much as I personally disagree with the whole topic (which is very clear lol) I DO support a woman's right. It may not seem like it-but basically THANK GOD my opinon doesn't matter on the large scheme of things...I have come to realize throughthis debate that amuch as I thought my pov was "pro woman's rights" and while I think that legalizing the issue would still infringe on their rights...overall...a woan's body is a woman's body.
and ok I have really tried to hold back on this one....
let's say prostitution DOES get legalized...how would you all feel if at 18 years old your daughter came to you and said.."I am going to be a prostitute?" I am just really curious-know it's hard to say when it hasn't happened and none of us would encourage it...but is it ok, or would you think differentl if it was legal??

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Sally, IMO, ANY legal consenting adult, man or woman, has the right to THEIR body....FOR ANY REASON! I might not agree with it, or choose it for myself BUT I would never suggest they don't have the choice!

What do you mean by "support any choice she made"? I don't have to be cheering her on; I just need not advocate against her! By minding my own business I'm supporting her choice!

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Most vocal "pro-choice" activists don't give a flying !@#% about a "woman's right to choose". If they did, they'd also be in favor of legal hookers, legal drug use, gun rights, schools of choice, etc.

It would be really nice if people didn't make up things and claim them to be fact.
Where are you getting your numbers? I'd like to see what studies back up your claims.

I just went through this thread and there were only two maybe three pro-CHOICE people who did not think prostitution should be legal.

And I will say it again pro-choice DOES NOT equal pro-abortion.

Anyway... I am pro-CHOICE and I think prostitution should be legal. I can't say I would ever do either myself, but I have no right to tell another woman what she can and can't do with her own body.

Sally - posted on 07/09/2010

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Pro-abortion advocates like to chant "My Body, My choice". They CLAIM to support "a woman's RIGHT TO CHOOSE".
People who REALLY believe that every woman has a right to CHOOSE what SHE wishes with HER BODY, would support any choice she made. Not only the ones they agree with.

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I am Pro-Life, abortion is murder. However I don't really care about prostitution. If someone makes the conscious decsion to prostitute themselves legally like in Las Vegas then go right ahead. They aren't hurting anyone but themselves.

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@ Sally...just because a person is pro-choice doesn't mean he or she should be pro-choice on ALL other issues. it isn't fair to say that one who supports reproductive rights should also support legal drugs or gun use. those are entirely different, un-related issues. i'm the kind of person who looks at each issue, independently and i really think things out. i don't just make decisons by default and i'm sure most other people don't either.

Sally - posted on 07/09/2010

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I'm pro life and would love to have legal prostitution. Most cultures where prostitution is legal have much cleaner, healthier, less abused hookers than we do for the exact same reasons we claim abortion should be legal. If it's legal, you can regulate it and keep it safer.
Most vocal "pro-choice" activists don't give a flying !@#% about a "woman's right to choose". If they did, they'd also be in favor of legal hookers, legal drug use, gun rights, schools of choice, etc.

Jess - posted on 07/09/2010

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I have just learnt more about legal brothels than I ever thought I would want to !

The photo's that I just saw don't look a whole lot different from a hotel, just a little less furniture really ! And by pure chance I saw a video from inside of one today too.... hmm new career path perhaps ? Nah, don't have the figure for it !

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It is legal in most states in Aus , we have no pimps , brothels are often run by women for women , the industry is highly regulated and subjected to regular background checks and women in sex trade have their own working union , i dont see how it doesn't promote womens health considering that there will be prostitutes regardless of legalities the only difference is women in the sex industry are subjected to regular health checks as opposed to being left to their own devices ,most brothels also employ security .

Yes we still get illegally trafficked women but the rates are much lower and the penalties are huge , 20 years in jail .

We still have the dark seedier side of prostitution but i honestly believe it to be lesser with legalization , union rights , and increased health standards and security .

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Megahn great facts however, I have some issues with what the first (10 reasons why it should not be legalized).

1) Ok so it states that by legalizing prostitution it is a gift to pimps, traffickers and the sex industry. Not if you do not legalize pimps, I agree with Erin in that maybe it should be illegal to purchase prostitutes off the street - if you wish to use one you have to go to a legal establishment (Brothel), this removes the need for pimps as such. As for trafficking again this should still be illegal - with the legalization of prostitutes the task forces used to arrest them could be used for trafficking to reduce the numbers - also could the government just not make it so only people who are legal citizens of the country can be prostitutes there (i.e. only American's in America and only Brits in UK etc)?

2)Legalization promotes trafficking - I have addressed this above.

3) Child prostitution increases - I think this may be down to the locations you have used it is a known fact that the child sex industry is really big in Thailand. Again it should be illegal to have sex with a minor (regardless of whether or not it is paid for) and so legalizing prostitution gives the police more money to fight the child sex industry.

4) It does not protect the prostitute or her health - it does if it is policed correctly by proper laws and regulations (with a regulatory body protecting these things).

I am still finding it hard to see how it is different paying a woman who is a prostitute for sex and paying a woman who is a porn star to have sex. Can you answer that?

Jess - posted on 07/09/2010

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I just a saw a video from inside the only legal brothel in my town. It was cleaner than most hotels, its discreet too. I have driven past it a billion times and didn't even know what it was. That is the upside to legalising prostitution. Like I said in my first post, perhaps a nice compromise would be to decriminalise prostitution.

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I think we should decriminalize prostitution for the woman who is selling it, but I think we should make it a crime to seek street vendors for prostitution... I don't necessarily agree w/brothels, but would prefer that women were in a "caring" environment where their safety is taken care of and regular STD checks are mandatory. I also think we should take up Sweden??? (I could totallly have my local wrong here) and give the guy a warning, then send letters to his wife & boss...My biggest problem w/prostitution is first off the pimps and abuse, but secondly it would be married men breaking their wedding vows and jeopardizing their families lives (mostly wifes health) for sex. If legalizing it empowered women and took the pimp out of the business then I wouldn't mind the profession...I don't think women should be made to feel owned because their service was paid for...although I have felt this way as a waitress before...ugh...I'm NO ONE'S slave!

April - posted on 07/08/2010

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1. i'm pro-choice but would never ever have an abortion and would never suggest one to anyone
2. i'm against legalizing prostitution because there are more male pimps than female madams....i don't think we should make it legal for men to manipulate women for money

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Maybe if you legalized prostitution for consenting adults, the cops could stop chasing after legal prostitutes and use that funding to better chase after people who are prostituting out children. I don't know that it would actually work that way, but it seems logical to me...
I also think that harsher penalties for those criminals would be beneficial. Many of them get off with serving only a couple years, which is a cake walk for them. How about we put those jerks in jail for life if they are pimping out kids? Even if they are just looking at pictures of them, they should get harsher penalties.
But if an adult is consenting....well, that's their choice.

Meghan - posted on 07/08/2010

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Nevada is the only U.S. state to allow some legal prostitution, in the form of heavily regulated brothels. Therefore there is no precident set for Canada and North America and therefore no comparisons I can offer...I am going on facts based on countries that HAVE legalized it or like I said SOME COUNTRIES WHO HAVEN'T but just take a more relaxed stance on the issue...And there where some facts on New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands when to my knowledge aren't that much different culturally.
But I looked into it and here you go
Child prostitution is also a problem in Nevada.[28][29][30] Las Vegas was identified by the FBI as one of 14 cities around the country with high rates of child prostitution.[31] Las Vegas Metro Police say "roughly 400 children are picked off the streets from prostitution each year."[32]

The U.S. Justice Department has also named Las Vegas among the 17 most likely destinations for human trafficking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitutio...

Krista - posted on 07/08/2010

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Am I off-base, or is prostitution still legal in Nevada? If that's the case, then we should be looking at the cases of child prostitution there. Comparing illegal prostitution in North America with legal prostitution in India or Thailand...well, we also have to factor in the cultural differences, no? You're comparing apples to oranges. That is why I think it would be more productive to compare different states within the same country -- it's a reduction in your variables.

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