Should Prostitution Be Legalized???

by minimus 71 Replies latest jw friends

  • Hope4Others

    Well I'm not religious anymore, and I will never join another religion.

    But I look at the lives of these girls or guys and what future does that hold for true dreams for them?

  • John Doe
    John Doe
    I don't think anyone says when I grow up I want to be a prostitute....

    I don't think anyone says "when I grow up, I want to be a garbage collector/mailman/janitor/factory worker" either.

  • LongHairGal


    Your fictional post would become reality in this modern world were it to be legalized. People who are hoping for this to happen (whether serious or half-joking) haven't thought about the ramifications like higher taxes and other related social ills that would come about. This is the oldest profession and I don't object because of 'morality' but what would happen economically and socially. The idea that the already overloaded government would have to become involved with this is a joke. Not only that, are prostitutes going to place a taxi-meter between their legs?? Maybe they don't want to declare all or any of their income. In my opinion, it should be de-criminalized without actually legalizing it because many are involved because of drugs and this is so sad.

    I like the part about how you mention that it could become men's daughters and wives who could become involved in this, etc. People always like to think it will happen to the 'other guy'. In this scenario, the other guy is them. The gov. would also have to set up 'red light' districts. Everybody knows these districts spill over into other districts, and so on.... Maybe in a simpler society somewhere this might work but not now.


  • Maddie

    I think it is morally wrong and degrading to men and women, whether it is legalised or not IMHO


  • Scully

    I thought it was already legalized and institutionalized by calling the goods and services exchanged "marriage".

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    The narrow mindedness regarding this issue is a reflection of a problem with the way our society views sex.

  • DaCheech

    there is LESS violence when prostitution is legal.

    In some countries where prostitution is legal, they have illegalized pimping.

    so, everyone wins:

    1) the prositute is not under any pressure

    2) the prostitute can leave when she/he wants

    3) the act is clean

    4) goverment get $$$$$$

    5) john's don't have to worry about blackmail.

    ps. here in the states strippers are legal, and porn is legal..... many years ago I was in East St. Louis (illinois across the river from st. louis)..... well in Mo there were no strip clubs, in Illinois the strip clubs were totally nude and full contact!

    we do have double standards in the states.

    2 ps: I have never been to a prostitute, but are strippers prostitutes?

  • lisavegas420
    2 ps: I have never been to a prostitute, but are strippers prostitutes?

    No..strippers are entertainers.


  • yknot

    Here is something to consider for all those MEN who are mentioning female strippers.

    1. many strippers were sexually abused

    2. many take drugs or abuse alcohol to deal with the demeaning act of being treated as an object versus human being.

    3. Serveral are prostitutes on the side

    4. Low self esteem is rampant.

    5. Many women don't admit they are strippers, nor do the advertise their past once leaving the business. There are social stigmas

    Stripping is not a job that promotes mental health.

    Would you really want your daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother swinging around a pole profressionally (scantily dressed or nude)?

    Would you take your buddies to see them dance?

    How would the other males around you view you and your family if an immediate family member was a known stripper?

    Would you marrry a stripper, if you would, are you content to let her keep dancing?

  • John Doe
    John Doe
    Would you marrry a stripper, if you would, are you content to let her keep dancing?

    Depends on the person. I define people by who they are, not by their profession. And yes, if I were to marry a stripper and they wanted to keep stripping, that would be fine by me.

    In fact, I'd be much more apt to marry a confident stripper than I would someone who is insecure, uptight, afraid of sex, and overly worried about appearances.

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