Should prostitution be legalized?

Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Should prostitution be legalized?? Why or Why not??
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Yes.. Why Not
54
Of Course Not
11
Not Sure/In between
9
Total votes: 74 (74 voters)
Poll is closed
11/04/2012
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Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Making something legal has a few advantages:

1) you can enforce industry standards, making it safer for workers
2) there is a set minimum wage if it is a recognized and legal occupation
3) there should be more accountability for people who abuse workers
4) by taking away some of the mystique, it makes the entire industry seem more open and accessible, which will hopefully attract fewer crazies and better quality clientele for the people who work in this industry.

Why shouldn't people who make a living this way be entitled to a better, safer, working environment, and the same rights as other people who work in dangerous (but more conventional) jobs?

I don't care what your moral stance on the issue is, but people deserve to be treated well and no one should have to work in sub-standard conditions where abuse can take place. That's just my two-cents...
11/04/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
Not sure. I think yes, but then I'm torn.
11/04/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs.Tee
Should prostitution be legalized?? Why or Why not??
There are pros and cons to legalizing it.
11/04/2012
js250 js250
You can sell EVERYTHING else you own or are--even your thoughts---why not your body????
11/04/2012
Lizard Lizard
Yes, it should be legalized.
11/04/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
Yes it should.
11/05/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
Legalize it. There are so many benefits to doing so.
11/05/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
Yes, if it can be regulated to protect those who need protecting.
11/05/2012
butts butts
Quote:
Originally posted by Thumper Logic
Making something legal has a few advantages:

1) you can enforce industry standards, making it safer for workers
2) there is a set minimum wage if it is a recognized and legal occupation
3) there should be more accountability for people ... More
Agreed.
11/05/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Yes
11/05/2012
tortilla tortilla
on the fence about that one
11/05/2012
SexToys-R-Us SexToys-R-Us
not too sure, leaning more toward no though.
11/05/2012
Bill220 Bill220
I think it should be.
11/05/2012
malantha malantha
There really are worse things that people could be doing.
11/05/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
Quote:
Originally posted by Thumper Logic
Making something legal has a few advantages:

1) you can enforce industry standards, making it safer for workers
2) there is a set minimum wage if it is a recognized and legal occupation
3) there should be more accountability for people ... More
This, completely.
Making it legal also makes it something the government can tax, would reduce the number of prostitutes in custody (our detention facilities are overcrowded as it is), and would increase wages for the prostitutes, all of which is good for our economy!
11/05/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
i dont know
11/05/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I think that it should. They could tax it and make money to ease the citizens.
11/05/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I think it should be. It would be safer.
11/05/2012
joelb42 joelb42
It is not for me but I say make it legal and tax the crap out of it.
11/07/2012
Nyx (Under the Covers) Nyx (Under the Covers)
I would advocate for legalized and licensed sex work. I think a major issue would be to make legal and safe prostitution profitable enough to wipe out traffickers. I do believe that consenting adults should have the right to make decisions about their own bodies, including whether they want to engage in sex work, but my big concern is that many lower-income sex workers are not engaging in prostitution out of choice but out of a lack of alternatives. So my vote to legalized is qualified by saying that it would need to be implemented with a lot of social programs in place to help people "get out" of prostitution if they are not engaging in it of their own free will.
11/07/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
If it's legal, the people involved are safer. That's all that counts from a government perspective, in my opinion. People can argue about morality all they want, but morality is personal, and not the job of the government.
11/07/2012
MDuffy MDuffy
everyone prostitutes at one form or another. so yes it should eb lagal
11/07/2012
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Thumper Logic
Making something legal has a few advantages:

1) you can enforce industry standards, making it safer for workers
2) there is a set minimum wage if it is a recognized and legal occupation
3) there should be more accountability for people ... More
I second this!
12/10/2012
Eugler Eugler
Quote:
Originally posted by mjtheprincess
I second this!
Third this.

I live in a country where it is legal. Prostitutes may even get gouvermental health insurance.

One problem is still the bad situation of the women,many are illegal immigrants with no rights.
12/11/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Quote:
Originally posted by Eugler
Third this.

I live in a country where it is legal. Prostitutes may even get gouvermental health insurance.

One problem is still the bad situation of the women,many are illegal immigrants with no rights.
Yes - and pot, too.
12/11/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
Yes!! There should be regular testing and record keeping. Less abuse to the workers.
12/11/2012
moonhexed moonhexed
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs.Tee
Should prostitution be legalized?? Why or Why not??
Absofuckinglutely. I am outraged day after day that it's not. Having it bee outlawed just creates more problems and unsafe situations for sex workers every day.
12/11/2012
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
If it were legal, we could help the economy (Tax it), create more jobs (Having sex for money, anybody could do that!), AND take the business away from the black market where those girls aren't usually treated very nicely. In my personal opinion, i think it should be legalized.
12/13/2012
inkky inkky
I Think That It Should Be Legalized, People Are Going To Do It Either Way, So Why Not Make A Legitimate Job Out Of It?
12/13/2012
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