The Instigator
macyh0l
Con (against)
The Contender
thepoliticalduckling
Pro (for)

Legalizing Prostitution

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/17/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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macyh0l

Con

Legalizing prostitution will increase the amount of sex slaves that are forced in the business because they know that they can get money LEGALLY by doing so.
thepoliticalduckling

Pro

This is not necessarily the case. When prostitution is legalized, that does not mean that the legalization of human trafficking will take place. In the situation of human trafficking, the woman is acknowledged as the victim regardless of the legality of her actions - this will remain true even after prostitution is legalized.
Debate Round No. 1
macyh0l

Con

We should also address the morality of it. If prostitution is legalized, more and more young girls will have access to, for example, brothels, and use their bodies to get money from older men. The idea that they are the ones who give to men and get paid for it may appeal to younger audiences and cause an increase of prostitutes. What goes along with this is self-esteem issues. These young girls will begin to believe that their only potential is through sex and the better it is, the more they will get paid. This mentality is damaging.
thepoliticalduckling

Pro

The mentality of prostitution generally comes from a dead end situation. It is quite unlikely that the prospect of prostitution will become luxurious. For example, despite the fact that it is not illegal to become a stripper, it is still considered an extremely unappealing work place, and what governmental law does not address, cultural and parental law tends to make restrictions upon career that are only broken if someone is at the end of the rope and have no other options to turn to. The idea that more and more people will turn to prostitution after it's legalization is very similar to the idea that more and more people will become working class because of farming being legal. Of course, it is likely that more people will turn to prostitution due to its legalization, but these people turning to prostitution would be otherwise homeless without anything else to do in order to support themselves.
Debate Round No. 2
macyh0l

Con

Having other resources other than prostitution to earn money would be ideal. It should not be the fallback option for young girls when every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In brothels, there is abuse and threats that prevent the girls from leaving the brothel if they choose something else. If they choose prostitution, they will most likely not get out of it until the men decide that the women are not physically appealing anymore. Again, damage to self-esteem and overall usefulness throughout society goes down. If anyone really wants to help these people, they should open poor houses rather than legalize prostitution.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Masterful 1 year ago
Masterful
Some women like sex, have you ever thought about that?
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