Tyrone - With greatest respect, but, no one in their, and this is the important point, no one in their right mind would choose to be a prostitute.
It is a 'profession' brought on by desperation or enslavement.
People are either trapped in it by need poverty, or forced into it by entrapment.
I was not simply talking about children. We were all little children at one time, and I was using children as an example of what they could potentially grow into if life dealt them no terrible blows.
The fact that very poor people, mentally unstable people, desperate people, drug addicted people tend to be prostitutes rather than the wealthy should show to anyone that this is not a choice that people make unless they feel forced into it.
The unsavoury thought for anyone who has ever made use of a prostitute is the fact that they have added to the abuses of these usually vulnerable women or even young men.
In the UK the government is talking about those who use trafficked women as prostitutes as sex offenders and this ist he clients and not the traffickers.
Legalising the abuse of our fellow human beings does not make is good or right. It does not protect them from the fact that they are vulnerable. This is a fact that Sweden has taken up. No one in their 'right mind' wants to be a prostitute. Therefore, they are the victims. The clients are the criminals.
When I said look at the children in the playground, I was talking about their future potential, their well being both physical and mental.
It is a sad reflection on some men that when they think of prostitution and sex they slavver uncontrollably and consider it a benefit to themselves.
But the women are in one way or another FORCED into this. There are many men and women who understand this very basic fact.
Whether a man can look at his daughters, wife and sister and see her as a thing for other men to use and then look at his son and consider him in the same way is a reflection on what too many men can choose to be, if they get an itch that they feel someone else should be scratching for them.
When considereing whether prostitution should be legalised, anyone should first answer, is this a job I want my son or daughter to do when they grow up?
Will this line of work give my son or daughter the greatest possible happiness, success, security and personal fulfillment?
If the answer is 'yes' then by all means encourage your child to be a prostitute when they grow up and fight for the legalisation of this trade in human suffering and degradation!
If the answer is 'no' well, perhaps we need to consider where that line of reasoning might take us.
Treat all men (women) as we would want to be treated.