should prostitution be legalized?

by John Doe 90 Replies latest jw friends

  • Tyrone van leyen
    Tyrone van leyen

    It's a good point John but prostitution is legalized in Nevada and Holland and there doesn't seem to be any problems. In fact there are more regulations to ensure that no stds get passed on through testing etc. I think that many States as well as my own country have prudish and antiquated ways of veiwing the matter. These countries are not going wild into depravity and crime any more than any other state or country.

    I knew a man who grew up in the Amazon. He was a real native of the jungle. He told me that in his tribe if you were having sex with someone, and someone else felt left out, that they would be taken care of. It is an ancient culture but they know not to leave people out and one way or another everyone gets satisfied.

    In Africa for instance, sexually transmitted diseases are quite common. They share and have sex in many ways, but there is no regulations or legalalities and they consequently have the hightest rate of aids. If people must have their needs met then legalization would do wonders.

  • BrentR
    what would be the effect on the porno industry?

    Good question! Knowing the marketing brilliance of the industry I would predict they would use it to thier advantage somehow. I would bet money on it.

  • sweetface2233
    No such thing as a free lunch. ;-) Wanna bet.

    Is that the same thing as a "hot" lunch?

  • GermanXJW

    In 2001, it was legalized in Germany. So, they pay tax and have health insurance.

  • Tyrone van leyen
    Tyrone van leyen

    Bravo Mr. German. Looks like Europe is way ahead of the game. Probably because you are more in touch with history that keeps repeating itself.

  • BrentR

    If you can't lickem' then joinem'!

  • JK666

    John Doe,

    The prostitution thing might work out for you. You could pay a hooker to role play as "weak" for you, and have others chase you around with iron skillets.


  • yknot

    Okay I will be the KillJoy here

    Say it was to be legalized in all 50 States and all lands.

    Would you want your daughter's husband to be indulging in this "service"

    Would you like finding your Dad (still married to your mum, who would be devastated) coming out of Whorehouse that you are walking in?

    What about your brother-in-law?

    Your clergy after dressing all down about immorality

    Or how about walking in and finding your Wife, Daughter, Sister, Mom, or Grandma turning big $$$ doing tricks? Now that it is legal it is considered HONEST work, and it pays WELL.

    Would making it legal ruin any lives less?

    Consider this.

    Men have been willing to become traitors to their country to keep liasons with pros(Russia used prostitues for entraptment) secret from wives not because of whether it was legal or not but because of the social implications it would have. He would lose his family and friends, in short EVERYTHING.

    YLT Gen 2:18 And Jehovah God saith, `Not good for the man to be alone"

    and of course playwright William Congreve surely must have faced such situations before wrote in his play "The Mourning Bride" that "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."

  • Gill

    No. Because women are not 'things' to be used and neither are men.

    Imagine how abhorrent we all find the FACT that people in Thailand think nothing of selling their daughters to brothels.

    Think of the abuse and mental and physical torture these girls go through.

    Imagine their lives wrecked. And this is legal. Even if it isn't legal, no one can stop it.

    Now imagine all those little girls you see playing in the school yard.

    What job do you want to do, Jenny when you grow up?

    Jenny: My Mum and Dad say that I could be a prostitute as they make a lot of money and I can support the whole family.

    So Jenny, who could have been a great nurse, doctor, teacher, librarian, accountant, artist, becomes a 'thing' instead of a person.

    And you think this should be legal?

    There would be outrage if people suggested selling off their sons as prostitutes, but hey! Girls and women don't really count, do they?

    Should prostitution become legal, a woman who became unemployed would be forced by the state into prostitution.

    Would a man be forced into prostitution in the same position?

    So, degrading people to their lowest and basest potential is a good way to destroy society and excellent way to degrade civillisation.

    But, if you've got an 'itch' and you need to scratch it, that's fine.

    Prostitutes are victims.

    They are either victims of abuse from childhood, victims of poor education, or victims of drug addiction and worse, trafficked and enslaved.

    Men need to ask if they want to go down the road where there wife, daughter, sister, mother should become an object of 'itch scratching' for some other bloke.

    Then, men need to ask, do they want their little son to be a prostitute to satisfy a man's lust.

    Men need to ask, do they want their own asses rented out, after all, it could be legal.

    Then, we might get a good result on whether society really does want to go down the road of legalising prostitution.

    Perhaps all the guys out there happily 'using' prostitutes need to ask themselves, 'if there is a next life, what if I come back as this poor young girl that I'm using right now?'

    Perhaps that would cause a limp reaction.

  • Tyrone van leyen
    Tyrone van leyen

    I was conversing with Abbadon on this subject, and he said that in Holland they are only being pragmatic. It has always been around and always will be. Not everyone in Hollland avails themselves of this service, but it is there for those who wish to. If it is going to be around it is better to legalize it than pretend it doesn't exist. This way it is far more safe. Just because something is made legal does not mean that a whole nation turns to debauchery.

    In our city everyone looks google eyed when they see someone topless. They made a law a few years ago that it's ok. Very, very few ever actually take their tops off here. It is a novelty. Novelties wear off though. In Austrailia nudity on beaches is so common that no one thinks twice about. If the public gets used to the idea it will find it's proper place in society. The scenarios you mentioned can happen even without prostitution. It's called cheating.

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