Tuesday, March 31, 2009


At first, i was totally against prostitution. The reason was because i believed women were forced into it, humiliated and abused. However, the reason i decided to write about legalizing it is because the only reason it's illegal is because of religious hatred against sex.

It's stupid to criminalize something that consenting adults wishes to do, even when it's about money. The reason why i was against the prostitution was because i thought it was violent, filled with diseases, and it's slavery. But that was only because it was illegal, not because it was legal. I was only looking at the result of prostitution being illegal. I never saw it when it was legal. When i watched Penn and Teller about prostitution, i came to think about how much sense they made about legalizing prostitution.

Violence and crime that occur ed with prostitution does not mean that it is the way it is. When it comes to applying for jobs, there is potential risks of violence, coming in contact with bodily fluids, accidents, or handling dangerous objects or operating machinery. Every job has risks. It may seem like saying that jobs looks more safer than prostitution, that's only because we have regulations, rights, and laws on our side and the prostitution is illegal. If you legalize prostitution, not only would the law can protect prostitutes, they can also get health benefits. Sex for money is just business, like massage, chiropractor, being a doctor, tattoo artist, body pierce place, which all comes in physical contact with another human being.

There are some who claims that legalizing prostitution would mean demanding children for prostitution. That is not exactly true, because that sort of thing is pretty rare. It is sad that it happened in this country as well as in all other countries, but legalizing prostitution does not promote child prostitution. It's illegal with reason; children are mentally and physically under developed and they can't really make the choice as an adult would. I'm against even allowing teenagers being prostitutes more because they are not mentally developed. Seems harsh to them, but they should give more time to think about it as well.

It is really understandable that people can feel that sex for money is not pretty, but not a bad thing either. It's only bad because it's illegal.

It's not just the women who are having sex for money, straight guys, lesbians, and gay guys are doing it too. It shows that a) they made the choice b) it's not degrading or like slavery c) it's safe and healthy when legal. The only reason why it's not safe or healthy was because they are neglected the right to protection and medical benefits. Give them that, and you will see for yourself just how safe and clean they would be. It's not too different from hazardous jobs, but it's better than criminalizing something people enjoy doing.

When it comes to people committing rape, murder, abuse, drug abuse on prostitutes, it is because of the criminalizing of prostitutes. Arresting prostitutes only decreases their chances of employments, so they stay prostitutes longer, plus it turns them over to drug uses and being attacked. The reason why prostitutes are attacked by criminals is because they are easy pickings. Legalize and protect them, then criminals cannot touch them. Just as criminals can't touch us without getting law to bite them.

Another thing about why we should legalize prostitution is because of the Constitution. They have the right to choice sex for money. The fact is, the better they are legal, the lower crime rates it would be. While bad things will still happen, it would lesser if legal. Check out the brothels in Nevada where it is peaceful and safe. They get regular frequent check ups, crime is very low, people are treated with respect there. No abuse, well protected, and peaceful.

Shouldn't we be legalizing something like that instead of listening to religious people who says sex is a sin?

When it comes down to relationships and sex, everybody has completely different views about it. For those who seeks services from prostitutes, they are those who are unsuccessful in relationships, those who gone through divorces, some who doesn't like commitment, some who are busy and can't have a relationship, married men who likes to have sex behind his wife's back, and so on. Everybody has different views. Nothing is perfect, even if we decriminalize prostitution. Everything has it's pros and cons, and always we will have pros and cons.

As for the degrading women, it's pure bullshit. The fact is, people have sex because they want to. How does that degrade women? Also there are far more degrading things than sex for money. Cleaning up animal feces, being some one's maid or butler, being maintenance in stores, a bagger. I've worked as a maintenance in Wal Mart and a Bagger in Fry's and i felt degraded and miserable.

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