Time to legalize prostitution
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"Regardless of prostitution's status (legal, illegal or decriminalized) or its physical location (strip club, massage parlor, street, escort/home/hotel), prostitution is extremely dangerous for women. Homicide is a frequent cause of death....
It is a cruel lie to suggest that decriminalization or legalization will protect anyone in prostitution. It is not possible to protect someone whose source of income exposes them to the likelihood of being raped on average once a week."
Melissa Farley, PhD
Founding Director of the Prostitution Research and Education
"Prostitution Is Sexual Violence" in the Psychiatric Times
"Homicide is a frequent cause of death", I personally think homicide cases can be reduced if prostitution was legal.
I disagree when you say that the legalizing of prostitution would raise the HIV/AIDS rate because if some people have this illness it is because the environment in which they work it is not safe, and the only thing we can do about this to stop the raise of HIV/AIDS or at least make sure that the number of people with this illness decreases, is it to change the way they work. About the divorces and friendships I think it is a problem that we will have anyway, people look for sex even though it"s illegal knowing that there is a possibility to have consequences so that is their own responsibility. I agree with you when you say that it can promote teenagers to be a prostitute, but when I say that prostitution should be legal I also think about restrictions of course, because without any restrictions I would agree with you. Let"s take an example. Alcohol: it is not a good thing too, it"s dangerous for ourselves and for others but it is legal with restrictions because people cannot buy it if their age is not at least 18/21. With this example I tried to say that prostitution need restrictions too, minimum age 18/21 and this can actually decrease the amount of young teenagers underage in the middle of the streets trying to earn money for themselves or their family. About the homicide and the payment I don"t really see it as a problem if everything was under control, I actually think that this kind of things can happen more nowadays because it is not legal. And yes, if in my country prostitution was legal I would be proud of it because my country would help a lot of young girls from the streets.
Second, You don't get HIV from an environment. "HIV is a virus that infects people by getting inside their blood cells. To avoid getting HIV, you must prevent the blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of someone who is infected from entering your body through your mouth, vagina, anus, tip of your penis, or breaks in your skin." http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu...
Alcohol only has restrictions that high in four to five countries in the world. If you went to Germany you could buy and consume alcohol at the age of sixteen. divorces and friendships, yes they would still exist, but it would increase drastically if we legalized prostitutes. If my wife was a prostitute why would I stay with her while she's out getting screwed by different dudes everyday?
It wouldn't decrease the number of under aged teens out there in the middle of the street trying to earn money for themselves or for their families, as they'd still be doing it illegally. Even passing a law with an age limit legalizing prostitution would encourage many teenage girls that it's alright to sell their bodies and to be submissive to old men who want to do bad things with, or to, them. Prostitution would only encourage rape and sexual assault to rise, as it would encourage men, or guys I should say, to go out and find a random girl, pick her up, and say "Oh no sir officer, she's a prostitute." even when she isn't a prostitute.
Again, Thank you for putting up this debate and for putting up great argument points.
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