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Should prostitution be legalised?

Should prostitution and brothels be legalised in certain controlled areas, such as in certain states in the USA?
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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

Well they are thinking of legalizing it in SA for the 2010 world cup. Think it is a good idea.
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A World Cup in prostitution?
Blimey.

Before you know it they'll have a World Cup for overpaid gay boys to prance around a field kicking a ball at each other and crying a lot.
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I am married - I get to pay wether I have sex or not
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Before you know it they'll have a World Cup for overpaid gay boys to prance around a field kicking a ball at each other
Sorry, your post reminded me of this vid: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qNi-oGNEwWI
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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

Is it not legal, then...?


"er no...er...I'm not looking for a good time...I was just wanting directions to...erm...Dorchester"

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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

Legalise it and tax it. At the moment they can't tax it because technically It doesn't happen !

There's a brothel in our town, recently the owner was taken to court and prosecuted. Do you want the women (use the term loosely) back on the street ?

It will always happen, as it is commonly known, it is the worlds oldest job.

Bunch of idiots running this country.

Sorry I'll calm down now !
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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

To be honest I don't know. Part of me thinks that if someone wants to sell their body then why shouldn't they, but then another part of me thinks that its allowing someone with power (albeit economic) to take advantage off and to degrade the powerless
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Dunno' so voted other.: Appeared to be well controlled, medically that is, in Germany back in the '60's., But having spoken to a few folks a year ago whilst over there, it seems it's run by the big crime syndicates, so reckon that's big, bad news. Back then, when the Beatles were doing the Star Club, lot's of the girls were freelance, and would thrust their up to date medical check card in your face. Now, big pimping.:
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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

I voted other.

Its pretty much legal already, you pay escort girls £150 an hour for their company and they have consensual sex with you for free. All legal and above board. Some of them even declare their wages and pay tax on it.
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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

As a left wing libertarian, I think it is up to the individual what they do with any part of their anatomy. I also think that as members of the community, prostitutes should have legal and medical protection which they would be paying for through taxation. The humanitarian part of me abhors the exploitation of the weak and vulnerable - people are not commodities to be traded. Legalised there may be less crime, regulation may lead to fewer cases of STDs but it's a complex issue. As a child of the sixties (alright late fifties) what about free love?

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I would find it hard to condone an activity that I wouldn't want my children involved in. So all those who vote yes should, with a clear consience be happy for any daughter or grandaughter to be a prostitute.

When I lived in the Midlands I saw a lot of working girls as I drove home thru. the town, often they are pushed into it by pimps, or partners who both mentally and physicaly abuse them. If legalising them stopped that I could see the benefit, but don't approve.
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Should prostitution and brothels be legalised in certain controlled areas, such as in certain states in the USA?

Are you short of money for Christmas perhaps?
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I would find it hard to condone an activity that I wouldn't want my children involved in. So all those who vote yes should, with a clear consience be happy for any daughter or grandaughter to be a prostitute.
Very good point.

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Very good point.

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I am married - I get to pay wether I have sex or not
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Reminds me of a few years back i was driving my Taxi through the red light district of Glasgow ( Blythswood square ) on a hot summer evening with my windows down, as i was sitting at a traffic light i looked across and some prostitutes were standing looking over, one shouted hey mate are you looking for business ? i looked back and shouted yes of course i am im a taxi.......
 
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Re: Should prostitution be legalised?

prositution's going to carry on whether it's legal or not, so it might as well be legalised and controlled so it's safer for all involved
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prositution's going to carry on whether it's legal or not, so it might as well be legalised and controlled so it's safer for all involved
You could use the same argument for drugs.

You could also use the same argument for Polish people eating our swans.
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You could also use the same argument for Polish people eating our swans.

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You could use the same argument for drugs.

You could also use the same argument for Polish people eating our swans.
do polish people eat swans ??
 
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do polish people eat swans ??
I guess you didn't see it in the news. Signs have been erected in Polish near lakes with swans in saying it is illegal to kill the swans, as there have been instances of them being caught and killed for food by Polish people.

A few years ago a the owners of our local Chinese restaraunt went down to Stamford bridge with a loaf of bread, a baseball bat and a sack, got a load of ducks. Got done for it, even though the ducks were due to be culled. What a waste, duck is yummy

Don't know about swans though

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