Yes, it should be decriminalized, along the New Zealand model, not the German/Dutch model. It's been shown to be the most effective way to protect sex workers. Decriminalizing sex work has also not been shown to increase traficking.
All of the arguments put forward by anti-prostitution activists (inflated trafficking statistics for instance) have been debunked. They are deliberate misrepresentations and inflations.
I think that we should just decriminalize prostitution. It’s ridiculous that this is even a crime in
this day and age. Our priorities as a
country are so messed up. We have people
starving and sleeping under bridges. The
teenage pregnancy and dropout rates are sky high. Drugs are everywhere. The government is confused.
I believe the laws we have against prostitution are counter intuitive. I believe they are laws that punish people for making life decisions. There are women who use prostitution as a source of income. If they can morally justify that decision for themselves, then others should not judge her. So it would be better to either legalize it or at minimum, decriminalize.
It is one of the oldest professions, not because women want to do this but because sometimes they feel it is the only way to be able to live. Until we get rid of society's inequalities it is going to exist. And if it is a matter of choice on both sides, then it should be made legal and safe for all.
Yes, prostitution should be decriminalized. There is little reason to punish someone for a victimless crime, especially in the case that both parties are consenting. Two adults should be able to choose what actions are and are not harmful to them, as well as what actions they wish to participate in.
Legalizing prostitution spreads STDs, demeans even more women with no self-esteem and creates an entirely new black market. America doesn't need a nationwide sex trade because teen girls don't need these examples of viable jobs for future endeavors. Legalizing prostitution increases the population when more young women get pregnant. This is not a good plan with so many young girls looking for love in all the wrong places.
No, we should not just decriminalize prostitution, because society still wants standards. Society can decide what kind of behaviors is acceptable. Victimizing young women who are in a terrible situation is unacceptable. It is also funny to gawk at the Johns who get caught, especially if they are famous politicians.
We should not just decriminalize prostitution. I think that prostitution is just wrong and if we legalize it then the amount of people that are doing it would just increase. The amount of diseases would then increase and I just do not think that there would be any benefit to legalizing prostitution.