There’s this girl in my class who was telling her friends about how in her speech class a girl gave a speech about why prostitution should be legalized. And the girl in my class was expressing disgust on the thought and shocked that a woman would hold such a stance.
"Getting paid to have safe sex" more like having no other choice than to sell your body to make ends meet. Also realize these woman don’t have sex once a night and call it a day. Nnnno, most of them have to have sex way more than what would be comfortable. Ever.
Prostitution is not “fun”. That’s just fucking ridiculous to say. It’s not “fun” to have unerotic, often painful and unwanted sex with strangers who rarely hold any semblance of respect for you, because in their eyes you’re a product. Some women may enjoy prostitution but most hate it and don’t want to be there.
You’re also implying that legalizing prostitution would stop human trafficking. Spoiler alert: it won’t. Porn is legal yet if is RAMPANT with human trafficking, so the idea that prostitution would be any different is ridiculous.
"Prostitution will always be here" bullshit. Way to hold up the belief that men are insatiable sex monsters that have to have sex. Prostitution has always been here because MEN have mad it so. Men want woman for sex and abuse them because in most societies throughout history, woman have been seen as a commodity to be used. Believing that prostitution is unavoidable is upholding patriarchal values.
The only way to stop the systematic abuse of woman that prostitution encourages is to criminalize prostitution, as many Northern European countries have started doing.
Please check websites like Stop Porn Culture to check the actual facts of the sex workers industry, and not just the side men want you to believe.
I didn’t say it would stop human trafficking, I said it would lower the demand for it. There is a difference. if men can get the sex they want legally and not have to worry of getting arrested for it they will likely chose that option over the illegal human trafficking option. I also realize that these people are doing it more than once a day, I’m not an idiot. Criminalizing prostitution wont stop it, it will put innocent people who are forced into the work in jail. I realize when you say criminalize you probably meant catch the pimps and the johns and you will get some of them but mostly you are going to get the prostitutes themselves.”Some women may enjoy prostitution but most hate it and don’t want to be there.” these are the people you would be sending to jail. Criminalizing alcohol in the twenties did not stop people from drinking did it? no, it just made it go underground and made organized crime shoot through the roof. Same with criminalizing drugs, you can’t legislate morality. and I’m not talking about porn, I’m talking about prostitution, please stop arguing a point that I am not making. They are two separate things, I do not like the porn industry as it stands because you are right it promotes violence against women. I think if the porn industry is going to continue to exist it needs to be more regulated and closely monitored.
Porn industry and prostitution are closely linked. Talking about one without the other is ridiculous. Also supporting prostitution and not supporting porn is doublethink.
I also brought up porn as an example of how legalizing something doesn’t necessarily lower human trafficking rates. It’s ridiculous that you would say it’s not fit for this discussion.
Criminalizing of prostitution makes hiring a prostitute illegal, not being one.
Countries that have criminalized prostitution have seen a drop in human trafficking and use of prostitutions.
Also most of human trafficking is for prostitution and porn, so getting rid of it will help abolish human trafficking.
Men buying woman’s bodies is at it’s core misogynistic.
Please actually read up on the other side of the story. You seem to have a core misunderstanding of what I’m actually saying.
Apologies on the porn comment, I got a bit frustrated but your right they are closely linked however the difference between porn and prostitution is one you watch and one you do, they meet different needs you can watch porn all you like but isn’t the same as actually having sex, its like watching someone eat and getting to eat yourself. I realize that you don’t need sex to survive like you need to eat to survive but it is one of the basic needs that people have, with the exception of asexuals, people are going to look for the easiest way to meet that basic need, porn won’t do it only actual sex will. I’m not against porn, I’m against the industry as it stands now. I’m also not for prostitution as it is, because as it stands now, it’s horrible. I’m for what it could be with the proper regulations in place.
and sorry but when you say criminalize prostitution it implies punishing those selling sex, so it would helpful if you were more specific in the future.