I guess I should remove the part about people in this country being outraged by sexual slavery, huh? No one bats an eye anymore. Clearly, you don't have a problem with it. When's your next trip to Thailand?
Hey, I've got no problem at all with prostitution. I think it is a perfectly valid profession. I probably wouldn't ever hire one, but I have no problem with consenting adults selling sex (if you can give it away for free why the fuck shouldn't you be able to sell it?)
What I DO have an issue with is CHILD prostitution. This guy basically told ACORN he was about to own child sex slaves, and ACORN told him to declare them as dependants so he could get a tax reduction. That's fucking disgusting. They should have called the police right then and there.
If we're talking about prostitution with no coercion, I don't have a problem either. But the overwhelming majority of prostitutes are forced into it at a young age because they have no fathers. Let's not create an idealized version of the oldest profession here.
i would have no problems with a nevada model, based on my current understanding of it. but I agree with you in general. when you watch the documentary American Pimp, its extraordinary the way the women in that movie are exploited. they really are just slaves to the pimps they work for. I was shocked to learn that the vast majority never see a dime of the money they bring in.
Yep. Well said. I find myself coming down on the libertarian side of this as well. It's an emotional issue though and one that's difficult to come down on. As a friend said to me years ago, "Our liberal [in the classic sense] ideals want us to allow prostitution. But none of us want our little sister or daughter joining that field."
They have a huge problem with child prostitution in Nevada where prostitution is perfectly legal outside of Vegas. The reason is that the profit margins for the pimps are higher because they can control children much more easily and take basically all of the money they earn. The legality/illegality doesn't factor in as much as you might think.
I figured you'd say something like this. You're a "see no evil" kinda guy.
The fact is that legalization is not the panacea it's made out to be unless you want to legalize child prostitution. As it stands right now, you're becoming a trafficking hub. Given that trafficking always has the cooperation of government officials in order to succeed, I'm not surprised they're not making a big deal out of it.
But I've flatly refuted what you've said, so go away.