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..

 

 

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I don't want my wife or daughter exploited by Wal-Mart, either.
What I want is not the standard.  This debate isn't about me or my loved ones.  It is about the freedom allowed to individuals in a society.  In general I think that what consenting adults do in private is no one's business but their own.  There are many social ills associated with prostitution, but most of them arise because of, or are exacerbated by, the fact that it is illegal.
That's horrible reasoning there. People should have the right to do what they want, ESPECIALLY with their own bodies! I have two young daughters and would hope that they do not want to be prositutes but they can if they want, you know why? Cause it's their goddamn right to do what they want! What's to stop them from being strippers, which is legal? I hope to raise them to make better decisions than that but it is not my, or YOUR, right to make it against the law! You sound like a crazy Xtian when you are saying "these are my morals and you should abide by them"! That should NOT be the basis for laws, laws should be there to protect people from doing bad stuff to each other like murdering or stealing, not two people having consensual sex! This has nothing to do with being an atheist and forgetting morals it has EVERYTHING to do with personal freedom which I think is something people like you need to think about before going off on people for saying you should have the right to do what you want if it doesn't hurt other people. All the good points about it being legal are posted by other commenters so I won't go through them all, but keeping it illegal is a WAY worse option! Not only do you alienate the prostitute to the "streets" and bad neighborhoods where they have to hide, you leave them with VERY little to protect themselves! Can't go to the police cause you got raped, beaten or stole from, why? You're a prostitute and they'll bust you and say you were just working. "Prostitution can cause physical danger to include death, as well as scar a woman psychologically", is what you said which is all a result from it BEING illegal! Goddamn just think for a second. Just like drugs being illegal there's no regulation which leads to the spread of disease and more than enough money to make it worth while to force some one into it and keep them there cause they have no one they can legally turn to, to get help. As a women you should be ashamed of yourself! Oh and by the way, if some stranger offered me money for sex and she was hot I couldn't think of a better thing to happen :)

Well then why don’t we legalize gang activity, and all drug dealing they make tons of money too…where do you draw the line?

If you can show me how legalizing those two things would improve safety and overall health of the participants and the parties they affect, I'd be willing to give it consideration. That's where I draw the line.

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?

Or is there still a need for anything to be legal or illegal...? Does legalizing prostitution bring a positive aspect to society that we cannot do without?

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.  

Moral relativity is a paper argument. So many people use this to justify actions, but this argument falls apart so easily. If you came home from work one day and saw some guy in bed with your wife would you still defend moral relativity. This guy isn't directly causing you harm; your wife wanted it and both of them are experiencing great pleasure from the act. Adultery is only wrong because the Bible tells us it is. What we consider to be right or wrong is relative, but it is obvious some things do more harm than good. If something isn't a net positive for everyone involved it should be avoided. Porn is legal and regulated, but one doesn't need to be a doctor to see the psychological damage done to these women. Even famous porn stars have been open about the damage caused by porn and are trying to help people avoid the industry. Why do we think prostitution will be any different.

http://www.thepinkcross.org/pinkcross-articles/june-2009/porn-stars...

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?

 

 

Why two people?  See my reply to Jeremy below.

No.  Adultery isn't wrong just because the bible says so.  There are many good and practical reasons for adultery to be considered a moral and legal wrong.  The spread of disease, the possibility of unintended pregnancy, the possibility of destroying a previously stable marriage and disrupting the economic unit on which minor children may be dependent, the possibility of jealousy induced violence, the fact that it is a type of fraud the threatens the emotional and economic well being of the other spouse and his or her children, etc.  The list goes on and on.

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