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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-14-07 04:00 PM
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28. Well, there's another ridiculous "crime"
Along with sodomy laws. Which, thankfully, were FINALLY declared unconstitutional 4 years ago.
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  -Legalize Prostitution Madspirit  Apr-14-07 03:01 PM   #0 
  - I hate the very idea of prostitution  sleebarker   Apr-14-07 03:03 PM   #1 
  - It should be regulated in the public interest.  Selatius   Apr-14-07 03:04 PM   #2 
  - great points.  antifaschits   Apr-14-07 03:52 PM   #21 
  - 'Would prefer that women would never be in such economic straits  Old Crusoe   Apr-14-07 03:06 PM   #3 
  - It's called the oldest profession for a reason  junofeb   Apr-14-07 03:06 PM   #4 
  - Second oldest, actually.  achtung_circus   Apr-14-07 03:13 PM   #5 
     - Actually  Sherman A1   Apr-14-07 03:19 PM   #7 
     - Politics is the oldest profession.  sutz12   Apr-14-07 03:22 PM   #10 
        - Nah...violence is so old we've perfected it.  Forkboy   Apr-14-07 03:30 PM   #12 
     - That would make it the third oldest.  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 03:53 PM   #22 
     - The snake paid with an apple.  shadowknows69   Apr-14-07 06:57 PM   #81 
     - ROFL  shadowknows69   Apr-14-07 06:57 PM   #80 
     - Are you sure it isn't slithering?  sfexpat2000   Apr-14-07 10:37 PM   #96 
  - live with legal houses in middle of town  medeak   Apr-14-07 03:19 PM   #6 
  - I prefer the term de-criminilazation, like drugs....  sutz12   Apr-14-07 03:20 PM   #8 
  - I was  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 04:00 PM   #29 
  - Decriminalization and legalization are very different concepts.  primate1   Apr-14-07 04:44 PM   #53 
  - What consenting adults do with their own bodies should NOT be the government's business.  impeachdubya   Apr-14-07 03:21 PM   #9 
  - What is the difference...  coco77   Apr-14-07 03:24 PM   #11 
  - I can't support anything that has poor people demeaning themselves  roguevalley   Apr-14-07 03:31 PM   #13 
     - I can't support my kid choosing mcmallrat as a profession  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 03:34 PM   #15 
     - I can't support pissing away tax dollars fighting a "crime" that involves consensual adult behavior.  impeachdubya   Apr-14-07 03:35 PM   #16 
     - who are the ones that are being demeaned...?  QuestionAll   Apr-14-07 03:47 PM   #20 
     - Sex in and of itself isn't demeaning act - but the stigma that  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 04:00 PM   #30 
        - But shouldn't this be up to you to decide?  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 04:05 PM   #34 
        - yes, i have known a couple of girls who were 'exotic dancers'...  QuestionAll   Apr-14-07 04:30 PM   #49 
     - You are telling  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 03:56 PM   #25 
     - What is demeaning should be left to the individual to decide. The Morality Police  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 03:58 PM   #27 
     - They are doing it anyway...  coco77   Apr-14-07 04:03 PM   # 
     - Alot of people think cleaning toilets is demeaning, but we don't jail people who do it.  Sparkly   Apr-15-07 03:14 PM   #129 
  - I've never understood the rational for keeping it illegal.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 03:31 PM   #14 
  - I doubt that they will with your little idiot remark. Just because someone  roguevalley   Apr-14-07 03:40 PM   #17 
  - Oh you already explained yourself.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 03:44 PM   #18 
     - I explained myself? I didn't vote in the poll. Rational is spelled with  roguevalley   Apr-14-07 06:55 PM   #79 
        - oh no i dropped an i  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 08:22 PM   #91 
           - you put words in my mouth, which is dishonest and pathetic. I don't  roguevalley   Apr-15-07 03:14 PM   #130 
  - I did - I voted no, I'm your "idiot"  NormanYorkstein   Apr-14-07 10:37 PM   #97 
  - I fully support the legalization of prostitution.  terrya   Apr-14-07 03:46 PM   #19 
  - Indeed - there are pot smokers everywhere! Call the cops! nt.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 03:55 PM   #24 
     - Well, there's another ridiculous "crime"  terrya   Apr-14-07 04:00 PM   #28 
  - This poll makes me sad.  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 03:54 PM   #23 
  - On the contrary..  RedCappedBandit   Apr-14-07 03:58 PM   #26 
  - OK - one woman in 10 may want to do this profession, but  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 04:10 PM   #38 
  - Not to say prostitution is a "good" thing, but..  RedCappedBandit   Apr-14-07 04:13 PM   #42 
  - And for how many women (or men) is working at McDonalds or in a coal mine the #1 choice?  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 04:13 PM   #43 
     - So they should be forced to resort to selling sex?  philosophie_en_rose   Apr-15-07 03:09 PM   #124 
        - No, they shouldn't be forced. People should choose without the sex police telling them  mondo joe   Apr-15-07 05:43 PM   #146 
  - I agree to some extent, redcappedbandit, but its worse to me as a gal  roguevalley   Apr-15-07 03:19 PM   #132 
     - But the issue is about whether your POV should be the law, basically.  Sparkly   Apr-15-07 03:38 PM   #136 
        - I never said that my POV should be law. I don't believe criminalizing  roguevalley   Apr-15-07 03:41 PM   #137 
           - Okay, understood.  Sparkly   Apr-15-07 03:42 PM   #138 
              - I agree. My mom when she was a kid worked in a restaurant where  roguevalley   Apr-15-07 04:25 PM   #143 
  - So keep it illegal meanwhile, until utopia happens?  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 04:00 PM   #31 
  - Yes.  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 04:04 PM   #33 
     - Well that is the part where irrationality comes into play.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 04:09 PM   #37 
     - Nope.  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 04:11 PM   #39 
     - You are basing your idea here on rationality? (response to 33)  NormanYorkstein   Apr-14-07 10:52 PM   #99 
        - Did you have a case for continuing to keep prostitution illegal?  Warren Stupidity   Apr-15-07 10:55 AM   #112 
           - no not me, the women of Sweden do - did you read my link?  NormanYorkstein   Apr-15-07 03:22 PM   #133 
     - Amazing. You don't want others to tell you what to believe. But you'd want to tell others  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 04:15 PM   #44 
  - Condescending Much  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 04:03 PM   #32 
  - Not as much as you are, apparently.  Clark2008   Apr-14-07 04:09 PM   #36 
     - ...and if it were legal  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 04:12 PM   #41 
        - That's why it must be legalized. To protect people.  Selatius   Apr-14-07 05:05 PM   #57 
           - Legalizing prostitution does not protect women.  philosophie_en_rose   Apr-15-07 03:14 PM   #131 
              - Lots of people work for lots of industries.  Sparkly   Apr-15-07 03:25 PM   #134 
  - Well, there are male prostitutes as well.  terrya   Apr-14-07 04:05 PM   #35 
  - Demeaning to women?  JackRiddler   Apr-14-07 04:12 PM   #40 
  - What makes me sad is that it's apparently hard for some to grasp the simple concept  impeachdubya   Apr-14-07 04:29 PM   #48 
  - not all women find sex to be demeaning.  QuestionAll   Apr-14-07 04:34 PM   #51 
  - I think that many women who are not prudes find prostitution demeaning  Nikia   Apr-14-07 05:18 PM   #60 
  - So because it's not "most" people's choice, no one should choose it?  kiahzero   Apr-14-07 05:42 PM   #66 
  - There are many labor situations that are illegal  Nikia   Apr-14-07 06:26 PM   #77 
     - Don't confuse regulation with prohibition.  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 07:34 PM   #86 
  - it would definitely be better than working at walmart for minimum wage.  QuestionAll   Apr-14-07 06:08 PM   #73 
  - Some people think homosexuality or abortion are demeaning.  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 07:32 PM   #85 
  - Are you a prostitute?  PassingFair   Apr-14-07 10:46 PM   #98 
     - if i could, i probably would...if it were legal, that is.  QuestionAll   Apr-15-07 01:03 AM   #104 
        - What if it was a JOB.  PassingFair   Apr-15-07 01:20 AM   #105 
           - humans are NOT to be bought and sold?  QuestionAll   Apr-15-07 01:25 AM   #106 
           - "humans are not to be bought and sold"  NormanYorkstein   Apr-15-07 07:32 AM   #110 
  - Only women can be prostitutes?  porphyrian   Apr-14-07 04:50 PM   #54 
  - Well, sex does seem to be a special activity  Nikia   Apr-14-07 05:29 PM   #61 
     - I think you're confusing society's expectations with peoples' beliefs.  porphyrian   Apr-14-07 07:13 PM   #83 
  - Until such time, you support prohibition on any prostitution? That doesn't make sense to me.  Selatius   Apr-14-07 05:01 PM   #56 
  - Sex will always be demeaning to women...  lynyrd_skynyrd   Apr-14-07 05:14 PM   #59 
  - Respectfully and not trying to change your mind, only represent my own views...  renie408   Apr-14-07 05:51 PM   #69 
  - It's a profession  mc jazz   Apr-14-07 04:16 PM   #45 
  - I support it  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 04:22 PM   #46 
  - Me too. I'm pro choice (and on more than just abortion).  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 04:25 PM   #47 
     - Damn straight. I'll third that.  impeachdubya   Apr-14-07 04:31 PM   #50 
     - America is such a backward country.  Disturbed   Apr-14-07 04:41 PM   #52 
     - On this, we agree. - n/t  porphyrian   Apr-14-07 07:15 PM   #84 
  - Ya Mean It's NOT ???  WillyT   Apr-14-07 04:54 PM   #55 
  - It's a mutually beneficial relationship  gravity   Apr-14-07 05:08 PM   #58 
  - Isn't the Porn Film Industry legalized Prostitution?  Disturbed   Apr-14-07 05:33 PM   #63 
     - All acts of prostitution must be videotaped  gravity   Apr-14-07 05:46 PM   #67 
     - From what I understand it's illegal to pay porn actors for this reason  kiahzero   Apr-14-07 05:47 PM   #68 
        - Gee that would be news to all the porn actors.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-14-07 05:55 PM   #70 
           - I forgot to type "in most states."  kiahzero   Apr-14-07 06:00 PM   #71 
           - In the US  blogslut   Apr-14-07 07:38 PM   #89 
  - Personally, I would prefer if pimping and being a john were illegal  Nikia   Apr-14-07 05:30 PM   #62 
  - That's How It Is In Israel  DemocratSinceBirth   Apr-14-07 05:34 PM   #64 
  - Yet Israel has a major human trafficking problem  NormanYorkstein   Apr-15-07 12:36 AM   #102 
  - in most places, all three are illegal.  QuestionAll   Apr-14-07 06:09 PM   #75 
  - Why should being a john be illegal?  Katzenkavalier   Apr-14-07 06:33 PM   #78 
  - it already generally is. they are party to an illegal transaction.  QuestionAll   Apr-15-07 07:20 AM   #108 
  - The prostitutes could then blackmail their clients more easily.  LoZoccolo   Apr-14-07 07:12 PM   #82 
  - pimping is a result of the illegal status of the trade  JVS   Apr-14-07 08:27 PM   #92 
  - I'd prefer that substituting your choices for those of others in matters of conscience was illegal.  mondo joe   Apr-14-07 07:36 PM   #87 
  - Johns  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 11:51 PM   #100 
  - According to this article, such a policy (ban on johns) works out being bad for prostitutes  JVS   Apr-15-07 04:28 PM   #144 
  - Absolutely - because it helps the workers.  Unvanguard   Apr-14-07 05:40 PM   #65 
  - Ahhhhhh!!  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 06:04 PM   #72 
  - Consenting adults in private= no government involvement  JVS   Apr-14-07 06:08 PM   #74 
  - Of course it should be legalized  Katzenkavalier   Apr-14-07 06:11 PM   #76 
  - Exactly!  Withywindle   Apr-14-07 07:37 PM   #88 
  - I lived in Pahrump,(Nye County, Nevada) where it is legal.  Joe Fields   Apr-14-07 07:49 PM   #90 
  - "STD's were virtually non-existent"  Madspirit   Apr-14-07 08:59 PM   #93 
  - Do you know if....  aikoaiko   Apr-14-07 09:16 PM   #94 
  - First of all, prostitution isn't leagal throughout the entire state of Nevada.  Joe Fields   Apr-14-07 10:33 PM   #95 
  - Yes. Women need to claim the power of their sexuality, not consider it "demeaning."  blondeatlast   Apr-15-07 12:19 AM   #101 
  - Please see my reply below.  entanglement   Apr-15-07 01:38 AM   #107 
  - Right On!!  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 12:32 PM   #117 
  - That's ridiculous.  philosophie_en_rose   Apr-15-07 03:11 PM   #127 
  - There is an aspect to this which is being completely overlooked  entanglement   Apr-15-07 12:57 AM   #103 
  - I understand that and it's tragic. But IMHO, making it legal would  blondeatlast   Apr-15-07 07:30 AM   #109 
     - in your opinion, that's the theory  NormanYorkstein   Apr-15-07 07:36 AM   #111 
        - Go check Las Vegas stats and info  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 12:16 PM   #114 
  - Ain't nobody's business...  davsand   Apr-15-07 11:17 AM   #113 
  - Condescension...and a repeated post  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 12:19 PM   #115 
  - That is what my husband said! About being pro-choice...  renie408   Apr-15-07 12:22 PM   #116 
  - Gloria Steinhem...Equality Now  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 01:00 PM   #118 
  - Id Rather  iamthebandfanman   Apr-15-07 01:21 PM   #119 
  - Then you are NOT Pro-Choice....  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 01:51 PM   #120 
  - My final word on the subject is: I don't think any prostitute should be arrested  Nikia   Apr-15-07 03:09 PM   #125 
     - Condescending  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 03:30 PM   #135 
  - Republican Psychosis  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 02:04 PM   #121 
  - That's like saying people deserve the right to work in sweatshops and other degrading circumstances.  philosophie_en_rose   Apr-15-07 03:05 PM   #122 
  - That's like saying people deserve the right to work in sweatshops and other degrading circumstances.  philosophie_en_rose   Apr-15-07 03:06 PM   #123 
  - Actually  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 03:11 PM   #126 
  - Third time to post this...  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 03:12 PM   #128 
  - Good way for an uneducated woman to get money  IanBean   Apr-15-07 03:43 PM   #139 
  - THAT is crappy...  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 03:56 PM   #140 
  - Aside from the fact that it is not my business how (or for what purpose)  etherealtruth   Apr-15-07 04:14 PM   #141 
  - THANK-YOU  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 04:17 PM   #142 
  - I don't support sending women to jail for prostitution  Hippo_Tron   Apr-15-07 04:44 PM   #145 
  - Check  Madspirit   Apr-15-07 07:21 PM   #148 
  - Note that if republicans weren't hypocritical, they be ok with it too.....  BlooInBloo   Apr-15-07 05:45 PM   #147 
  - It's been a long weekend  Morgana LaFey   Apr-15-07 10:03 PM   #149 
     - you made a great post, Morgana. Thank you.  roguevalley   Apr-15-07 11:24 PM   #150 
     - To Your PM  Madspirit   Apr-16-07 12:35 AM   #151 
 

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