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    (Original post by Notker)
    Prostitution is perfectly legal, and always has been in Britain. Some things surrounding it are illegal namely pimping, curb crawling, streetwalking and running a brothel; the illegality of these things are to protect women from exploitation and abuse.
    I think brothels would be nice. Brothels could have standards which could be regulated, like checking all the girls for infections. Also It could be used to tackle problems associated with prostitution like drugs and violence. It would at least allow the prostitutes to work reasonably safely, and protect customers..

    Our laws are messed up.
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    (Original post by Natasha_c)
    Why?
    There seems to be a massive double standard that if a male is a prostitute 'that's alright, good for him,' but if a woman is a prostitute everyone immediately thinks drugs, rape, trafficking etc.

    I understand why the latter is an issue but I don’t see why it would be impossible for woman to chose the job and possibly like their job... everyone's different after all.
    I just didn't want to add an extra element to the issue. Also I couldn't be bothered typing "he/she" in all my posts (my laziness is inspiring isn't it?).

    The view you have have inferred from my post is actually the opposite of what I think! In my opinion, there is little difference between male and female prostitution- both involve nearly all the same issues- the supposed lack of consent, the trafficking, pimping etc. However, a lot people I know seem to have this really disturbing idea that male prostitutes are just really horny men who actually enjoy their job or something, and only the female prostitutes are the ones they would consider as being "exploited" and all that. I didn't want male prostitution to come into the mix when there are so many misconceptions about it. The fact is that people still regard woman as being frail, defenceless little things. I mean, my god even the feminists propagate that view! I often like I'm the only one who thinks, "These are grown women. They can handle themselves."


    (Original post by Notker)
    I must have slept with at least fifty prostitutes. Not streetwalkers, but independant escorts, Dutch window girls and the classy brothels. It's street walkers and crappy illegal brothels that have traficked girls, also sticking to Western European women really goes a long way in eliminating the possibility of trafficking.

    Through experience I can tell you that escorts, the kind of girl that charges £150+ an hour, have serious addictions - generally to shoes, cars and clothes. They want to live a footballer's wife lifestyle. I've seen a woman who told me she once spent £2000 on a pair of shoes. Most have their own houses as well as an upscale apartment they work out of, and fancy cars (the only Lambourghini I have ever seen belonged to an escort). These are not oppressed women; they're women who have great business acumen and pay no attention to popular Judaeo-Christian morality that society shoves down our throats, and of course very expensive tastes.

    Streetwalkers and seedy illegal brothels are where you get drug users, trafficked women, pimps, et cetera. Lumping prostitution together and saying that the independant escort who charges £2000 a night and the heroin-addled, pimped, trafficked streetwalker are the same thing is like saying that consentual sex and rape are the same thing. It's a ridiculous positition to hold; every sex-positive feminist you care to mention would argue similarly.

    I'd also like to ask; how many prostitutes do you actually know? How many have you actually spoken to? Or did you just suck up all of Harridan Harpy's (Harriet Harman) bile?
    Yeah, people here don't really know anything about legal prostitution, so I don't see why they feel qualified to state that all prostitutes are just "poor, frail, exploited" little things. I'm glad you actually bothered to find out for yourself.

    (Original post by Notker)
    Prostitution is perfectly legal, and always has been in Britain. Some things surrounding it are illegal namely pimping, curb crawling, streetwalking and running a brothel; the illegality of these things are to protect women from exploitation and abuse.
    No one seems to know that paid sex is legal in this country for some reason?
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    What people don't seem to realise though that even if prostitution was legal (speaking in generally accepted terms, so no quibbling), it doesn't mean that everything about the industry will suddenly be all hunky-dory. Would every prostitute be someone who actively chose to be there? No form of coercion (whether by pimps, homelessness, drug addiction, whatever) at all? I doubt it. I think some people here view legalising prostiution as some sort of holy grail, when I reckon that in fact a lot of problems would remain. Just because women wouldn't be sent to court for streetwalking for example, doesn't mean that a proportion of them felt that they had no choice but to be a streetwalker in the first place. I'm sure a decent proportion of women would choose to become escorts once it was legalised, but I don't think streetwalking would disappear, or the problems which accompany it.
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    (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
    What people don't seem to realise though that even if prostitution was legal (speaking in generally accepted terms, so no quibbling), it doesn't mean that everything about the industry will suddenly be all hunky-dory. Would every prostitute be someone who actively chose to be there? No form of coercion (whether by pimps, homelessness, drug addiction, whatever) at all? I doubt it. I think some people here view legalising prostiution as some sort of holy grail, when I reckon that in fact a lot of problems would remain. Just because women wouldn't be sent to court for streetwalking for example, doesn't mean that a proportion of them felt that they had no choice but to be a streetwalker in the first place. I'm sure a decent proportion of women would choose to become escorts once it was legalised, but I don't think streetwalking would disappear, or the problems which accompany it.
    I think you missed the point entirely.
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    (Original post by Kendun)
    I think you missed the point entirely.
    To the original point of the thread, maybe, but I was responding to the sideline issue of legality of prostitution and its effects, not that of sex and disabled people.
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    (Original post by numb3rb0y)
    Opening with an ad hominem? Classy.


    You're the one leaping to the assumption that prostitutes must have been forced into it, and I'm rigid?

    *slowly shakes head*


    For someone who's apparently specialised in this field, you haven't cited much to back up your wild claims and assumptions. All you've done is post more and more of your tired quasi-religious morality and sexism. Post some evidence of your claims and I might be willing to respond, but absent that, I shall simply assume you're a troll and bow out.
    hahahahahaha you're a joke!
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    It's not inherently unfair on the women - they have the right to refuse to have sex with their clients if they have a problem. Also note that these women voluntarily apply to this website with the sole purpose of being on the register for disabled clients to select their sex worker from.
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    Well I wouldn't like to see it legal for disabled people and illegal for 'normal' people. If it could be regulated then I'd be in favour of prostitution being made legal but only for disabled people, that'd **** me off.
 
 
 
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