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Firespirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:07 PM
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160. One can hold libertarian viewpoints without ascribing to the full belief set
That aside, I think that if you set up prostitution as a regulated industry, you're opening the door for abuses. I hear the calls for forced STD testing in particular; this bothers me deeply. No other group of people is forced to undergo periodic testing for STDs, and there are plenty of people who have sex with a lot of different partners. That comes very close to the right wing calls for mandatory HIV testing of gay men. I just think government should stay away from people's crotches. It shouldn't be made illegal to do anything, but it shouldn't be a regulated industry.

Incidentally, there is no such thing as absolute objectivity. One's beliefs do color one's choices. And you can call me a misandrist if you want. It doesn't offend me. I own it fully. If you don't like my opinion, go right ahead and attribute it to that if you want.
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