In my opinion, a person should be able to charge for services that they can give away if they want. Who are they hurting? Two or more consenting adults make an arrangement that is between themselves.
Why is it that women and men for that matter, are still being controlled by governments in the bedroom? Is the bible or religion running our societies?
Who or what decided on things that are moral or immoral?
Just because a person doesn't want to do something themselves, I for one, doesn't give them the right to "Preach" to others what to do..
Just like any other illegal activity it breeds its own problems simply due to the illegality. Same as drug use ..etc. You saw this during prohibition of alcohol in this country where people who otherwise would be law abiding citizens suffered greatly and became more and more rooted in a criminal world that was manufactured by poor legislation.
You really cant use its current affects on practitioners of the job as a example of affect on practitioners in an environment where the legality doesn't come into play.
You should legalize drugs and drug dealing, then there wouldn't BE gang activity you see. It would be regulated just like everything else and taxed so no one could make that kind of money of drugs in the street. They would be cheap and it wouldn't be worth a "gangster's" time at all. Hell like I said there wouldn't be gangsters with no black market product to sell. Gang activity has been illegal forever, it is called racketeering and should not be allowed because it is a group of people who conspire to do illegal acts together. You draw the line when what you are doing is AGAINST the wishes of the other peoples' wishes. I want to buy drugs, you want to sell them, no problem there. You want money for sex and I want to pay, no problem there. I want to kill you and you don't want me to kill you, fucking problem.
Make sense yet?
Tanya, I think you are missing the intended point of this threat (Robin, please correct me if I am wrong). Legalizing prostitution would have allow eliminate the back-alley dangerous encounters that happen every day in every city across this country. Under our current archaic laws, we force prostitutes into a position in which they have no protections, they have limited access to medial care, and the laws waste an enormous amount of out tax dollars.
Making prostitution legal, would allow us to control the activity, and ensure the safety of those individuals that choose to participate in it. Additionally, we could reduce the spread of STD's, reduce the tax dollars spent fighting an institution that will always exist.
You mentioned morals, but morals are relative; each of us have our own morals that as atheists we should not be forcing on others at the end of a gun barrels or with handcuffs.
Marriage is a civil contract between two people, to protect the financial aspect of their relationship. It's a partnership Why just two people? I have no idea...
What goes on in their marriage is no one else's business..
That's another issue...
Someones morals should be left up to the individual.
As for the porn stars.. Were they drug addicts that are now in poor health as a result or did they catch an STD from not using protection?
They regret it, do all of them?
I regret alot of things..
"I should have stuck to that diet" . Should that be outlawed, will overeating be a crime next? It's bad for you... Is it morally right to over eat when people are starving?