CreateDebate


Debate Info

131
52
Yes No
Debate Score:183
Arguments:108
Total Votes:230
Ended:03/10/14
More Stats

Argument Ratio

side graph
 
 Yes (69)
 
 No (36)

Debate Creator

Melanin(84) pic



This debate has ended. You can no longer add arguments or vote in this debate.

Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

I feel like if people want to make money doing physical things they should. The mode of pleasure shouldn't matter. If I can get paid for giving people massages (not all of those people NEED them!) I should be able to get paid for giving people sex. Not that I am a prostitute or wish to be. 


Making prostitution illegal has also caused a lot of bad things to happen. People are being killed and harmed hiding in the shadows. And those who hurt prostitutes can hurt YOU too. They can't be stopped, either, if someone is too afraid to report them because they will be imprisoned.  

Yes

Side Score: 131
Winning Side!
VS.

No

Side Score: 52

Yes, they are willingly doing a service for willing customers.

Sure, they may not LIKE what they are doing, but they are WILLING themselves to do it to survive.

desperate needs call for desperate measures.

Side: Yes
Humble(24) Disputed
2 points

Do you think that they are servant. Don't you think about human right. There are lots of job available. You see the only way to avoid surviving is in prostitution? If so you are not right my friend;-(

Side: No
Melanin(84) Disputed
2 points

That makes no sense. They aren't a servant. That's like saying people who do other physical things for people (massages, foot treatment, etc) are servants. If they want it to do it, let them. Making prostitution illegal only makes things bad for prostitutes.

Side: Yes
1 point

Do you think that they are servant.

He may not have framed his argument the best way, but I don't think he implied that they were servants to do his every wish.

Nor would legalization of prostitution be a human rights issue. Both adults would be consenting.

There are lots of job available. You see the only way to avoid surviving is in prostitution?

If the girl wants to pick prostitution as a job, shouldn't she be able to?

Side: Yes
1 point

willingly

You're coming across from this pseudo-anarchist point of view.

Most (yes, most) porn stars/prostitutes were abused when they were children. And yet you say it's a choice...

No one chooses to sell their body for money. It's common knowledge that these people grew up in an abysmal household situation.

Libertarians will argue that it's their "choice". Come on. Who would choose something like that? Their moms were probably drug addicts/prostitutes themselves.

And you say it's a choice?

Side: No
2 points

yes, actually they are choosing to sell their body, because if they chose not to sell their body they wouldnt have to sell their body.

Being abused as a child doesnt make you a prostitute when you grow up, its just quick cash, thats all it is.

But it is still a choice...

Side: Yes
justsayin(12) Clarified
1 point

i don't particularly like prostitution but aren't porn stars similar to prostitutes they both have sex for money sooo.. ..

Side: Yes
1 point

doesnt like prostitution???? Are you gay? im just kidding, lol, porn stars can do other work thouh, prostitutes are usually forced into the business, so are some porn stars but it depends on the type of porn soft hard etc..

Side: No

It has long been my opinion, that a law which is patently unenforceable, ought not to be a law at all. Who, I ask, shall bear witness to the crime? What man will admit to it? What prostitute will hazard her situation by an admission?

It is one thing, to prosecute those who would be pimps, as their methods, if egregious, will surely drive their victims to testimony. But to ban the act itself is sheer folly.

Side: Yes
Qymosabi(203) Disputed
1 point

Prostitution is indeed enforcible. Germany for example does quite well.

Side: No
1 point

Prostitution is indeed enforcible.

That, sir, is not the point of contention. I have, indeed, declared the opposite; to wit, that prostitution is irrepressible.

Side: Yes

I think prostitutes should be able to unionize, get better health care benfits, and be better protected by abusive pimps.

Side: Yes
3 points

I don't see why two or more consenting persons can't trade services, sexual or otherwise.

Side: Yes

If legalized, it will distinguish those whom are voluntarily choosing prostitution to those are coerced.

Side: Yes

If a man buys a woman dinner and a movie for the hope of sex, this is a exchange, yet it is already legalized prostitution, but the only difference is goods and services were exchange and not money.

Side: Yes
3 points

According to many constitutions, people have basic and human rights to choose their trade, occupation, profession, which should not be accused or violated. Different people have different brains and circumstances. A lot of woman do not choose to be a prostitution. In some cases, it is the only choice or "it's best alternative (work) available " (Veronica Monet, prostitute).

Human behavior varies under different circumstance but it is his or her right to make choices.

Side: Yes
3 points

There is a working paper named "Prostitution and Sex Crimes" written by Kirby R. Cundiff, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at Northeastern State University. According to it, it has been calculated that if the prostitution was legal in the United States, the crime rape rate would decrease by almost 25% and there would be a decrease of 25,000 victims each year

Side: Yes
2 points

Yes, it should. There are too many issues created by not having legalized prostitution...Health issues, sexual predators, employment to name a few.

Side: Yes

Do you want to lower STD rates? Do you want lower the amount of child prostitution? Do you want lower the amount of violence, abuse and crime in this enterprise? Then yes legalize it!

------------

Do you want to force your own morale values on the world? Do you want to have an authoritarian society? Do you enjoy knowing the prostitution laws create loads of crime and money for gangs and criminal organizations? Then yes, keep it illegal!

Side: Yes
2 points

Prostitution will always exist.

Always.

At least, as long as humanity stays human.

Therefore, it is only a good idea to make sure that prostitutes are healthy, as to not disease customers, and are legal, as to prevent them from being abused by illegal caretakers.

And while personally I abhor promiscuity, I also abhor the abandonment of common sense. I will not abandon common sense over a personal preference of morality. And common sense would have it that we let prostitution be legal, or else the people involved in it will always suffer, and the people who profit from it will always be evil.

Side: Yes
2 points

1. If the prostitution were legalized woman basing on their civil rights could start to protect themselves from rape and other sex crime (not being afraid of being arrested for being a prostitute)

2. Prostitutes (sex workers) are one of the essential members of the society who contribute to their families, and to the economy of country they live in

3. There could be another reason why prostitution is not legalized - taxation. The government probably do not know how to tax it properly

Side: Yes

Based off of my quick google search, I can see no compelling reason for why prostitution should be made illegal.

I personally have no interest in prostitution for myself, or for purchasing the service, but I see no reason for it being outlawed.

Side: Yes
Humble(24) Disputed
1 point

(I personally have no interest in prostitution for myself, or for purchasing the service, but I see no reason for it being outlawed.) markml0528(791)

I absolutely not agree with you that you are not interested in prostitution. If you have no interest why are you discussing issue? Otherwise the only reason is on you that you cannot differentiate good and bad.

Side: No
2 points

I absolutely not agree with you that you are not interested in prostitution.

So...tell me how you know my opinion better than myself? My original statement still stands. You do not speak for me.

If you have no interest why are you discussing issue?

If a woman wants to prostitute for money, why shouldn't she be able to? I can see no reason why I or anyone else can tell her she can't do that.

Otherwise the only reason is on you that you cannot differentiate good and bad.

What makes prostitution inherently bad or evil to begin with?

Side: Yes
Melanin(84) Disputed
1 point

That makes no sense. You basically accused me of being interested in prostitution because I don't think it should be illegal. Someone has to be interested in something to not demand people be locked up for it?

Side: Yes
Humble(24) Disputed
1 point

Don't you have you personal viewpoint? Why are you searching for others standpoint? In addition is it allowed in your religion to have a sex with a absolutely unknown person? You could marry someone and as much as you wanted had a sex.

Side: No
2 points

Don't you have you personal viewpoint? Why are you searching for others standpoint?

I was looking for arguments for and against legalizing prostitution. I try to make my personal viewpoint as logical and consistent as possible.

In addition is it allowed in your religion to have a sex with a absolutely unknown person?

I don't have a religion. Even if my religion disallowed me from having sex with an unknown person, how does that justify me outlawing it for everyone? That would just be me imposing my religious beliefs on everyone else, if done solely on a religious basis.

Side: Yes

If people want to have sex for money, then let people have sex for money. It's not government's job to tell people what they can and can't do with their own body.

Side: Yes
4 points

Lol at the butthurt people on the other side downvoting without a response.

Side: Yes
proxy1(5) Disputed
1 point

I know right? (Filler filler filler.that's just messed up and mean.

Side: No
1 point

Sure. Make it legal, then remove all money from use and we'll simply have lots of sluts screwing around. Wait... would they still to it if they received no money? I'm thinking no.

Side: Yes
1 point

An argument a lot of people forget: making something illegal does not necessarily make it vanish, but it does make it a lot more dangerous for both victim and perp.

Prohibition was the perfect example: you had alcohol outlawed. Did it stop people from drinking? No, it just made it a criminal activity and thereby invited criminals (Al Capone being one of the most famous), to partake in it for profit. Not only that, but the average guy who only wanted some booze was in danger because of the nature of large gangs like the Mafia.

In summary: Lives pointlessly risked and lost for a failed attempt to control something.

Today's drug wars are also a good example: A lot of drugs (Weed, Cocaine, Meth) are illegal. Criminal gangs, taking advantage of the fact that a substance being illegal is going to drive up prices, make a profit by selling drugs and killing each other over territory. Not only that, but the average Joe who just wants a fix is going to be in danger from both police brutality and the gangs he's buying from:

In summary, lives being pointlessly risked and lost for a failed attempt to control something.

Now, as for the topic at hand. Take a good...50 minute walk around the seedier part (red light district) of your town or city. Then come back and say that the law against prostitution has worked with a straight face. If you can, you either have a good poker face or you are in Heaven and have somehow obtained an internet connection.

The thing that makes illegalizing prostitution inherently worse than my other examples is that there is another, vulnerable human in the mix: The prostitute his/herself.

Due to the fact that this is illegal and therefore profitable, criminals are drawn to this profit. That already is a pretty rough life for the average brothel-worker. But the criminals are usually not generous with the sizable profit they make with these people. As a result, the prostitutes are treated more like objects, which is not good for their health.

First and foremost: They usually don't have reliable ways to scan for STDs. That's a huge problem with things like AIDS and Hepititis. Second: They are treated poorly by their pimps, and cannot recieve help due to the illegality of their profession. Third: A common techique used by pimps is to get their prostitues addicted to something, therefore making them rely on their pimps against their will.

In summary: lives being pointlessly risked and lost by both the consumer and the producer, and at least hundreds of thousands of prostitues caught in the crossfire, sometimes against their own will.

Side: Yes

Lol at the butthurt people on the other side downvoting without a response.

Side: Yes

Lol at the butthurt people on the other side downvoting without a response.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes prostitution should be legal, because your body is your body you should be able to do what you want with it. The government shouldn't be able to put regulations and bans on a person's body. Whats next will they start outlawing certain clothing and hair styles? When will it end if it starts here?

Side: Yes
1 point

I don't think there should be any doubt about it. Prostitution is the world's oldest profession, so the idea that you can get rid of it is incredibly naive. And just like with the banning of "narcotics", it creates another underworld of criminals and crime.

A couple of people on this thread have justified the ban on prostitution by asserting that all women (and men, for that matter) who become prostitutes do so because they had a traumatic childhood full of physical/sexual/emotional abuse. Even if that statement were true without exception, it wouldn't be relevant. A legalization issue is always centered around the question of "Which solution contributes more to the well-being of society?" And to me, the answer is clear.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes prostitution should be legalized. Being a prostitute is merely a job, much like being a lawyer or a chef. The only difference is what their job involves. Paying for sex is not inherently negative, it is the possible after effects of having sex with a prostitute which can be negative. As long as prostitution is carefully regulated, then there it should be legal.

Side: Yes
1 point

The people that argue that prostitution is not a free will because they grew up in an abusive childhood or some other situation like human trafficking, should note that, if it was legal then law enforcement could spend more time preventing real crimes like kidnapping, child molestation, or rape. If a woman charges money for sex because her pimp is threatening her with violence, wouldn't that be considered rape. That would be non-consensual sex. A crime should only be a crime if someone's acts violates someone else given unalienable rights.

Side: Yes

Legal or not, prostitution will always be around in some form or another. If it's legal, the women (or men) can be protected, and are not in quite so much danger.

Side: Yes
1 point

The problems prostitutions have caused I believe could be greatly decreased if legalized. Don't get me wrong, I do not encourage such acts to be done, yet crimes like rape, or murder......if criminals had such a way to release their lust, crimes would surely decrease rapidly.

One could argue that it might have bad influence towards the young, but isn't that the purpose of law, of education? To teach the ups and downs instead if merely blindfolding them.

Side: Yes
1 point

Just had this discussion with some people the other day. Since this type of activity doesn't appear as if it will ever be wiped out, legalizing it makes more sense. It would be safer for both the working women and their clientele, medically more sound (regulations) and will provide revenues ( through taxes) for the government.

There are many European nations where prostitution is legalized. Time to get rid of that Puritan mind set that we have in America, and do the same thing here.

Side: Yes
1 point

yes...why not?

its a proper job.. u do ur work u get paid...

its not rape..its done willingly

Side: Yes
1 point

yes i am agree with you malvika. you are saying right its not a rape its about making of love

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes,it should be legal.The government is always bitching and moaning about being a trillion dollars into debt.Legalize prostitution but make it government regulated.That way,the government gets to tax the brothel,make sure none of the hookers or clients have STD's,etc.

I honestly don't see the point of the police having an undercover cop pretend to be a prostitute and arresting the guy who tries to hire them.They're practically setting the guy up for it.Just legalize it and put the police force to better use.

Side: Yes
1 point

If prostitutes had legal protection they would be protected from human trafficking. By criminalizing prostitutes we make them outlaws, ergo no legal protection from being enslaved by anybody with impunity. If prostitutes are criminals they will be too ashamed to report abuses by their enslavers to the police, giving the Human Trafficking community massive freedoms in doing whatever they desire to the exploited prostitutes. In the end the law caused what it is exactly trying to prevent. The law's intent to protect prostitutes from their pimps ended into where prostitutes are unprotected from their pimps.

About the STD problem, there is a solution for that: government regulation. People will choose the alternative of clean and licensed prostitutes rather than underground prostitutes.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that prostitution should be legalized however I believe that if it ever were then it should never be advertised. No body wants a child/sister/relative/friend to become a prostitute but I doubt that she would want to be a prostitute either. A lot of women who become prostitutes feel as though they can't do anything else because maybe they haven't achieved good grades or have been kicked out from home and so on. I feel as though it is good that these women have an open option even though it is not a desirable one. Why would a woman WANT to become a prostitute? There must be a reason for going on that route. So that final option should really be legal, otherwise they are dealing with a huge fine and/or imprisonment on their hands, wont that make things worse?

Side: Yes
1 point

thats okay if a person is willing to make love. and having a good source of income thats there life and they can live it on their way

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes and they should have to be checked every week because if I caught something I would prob. kill someone.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think prostitution should be regulated as a business sector and should be legalized. The spread of diseases and increase in abuses of prostitutes without regulation of the government can be damaging to society. Besides, prostitutes are often victims of crimes and treated as criminals at the same time. If the government cannot provide proper and stable employment alternatives, then it becomes the responsibility of these individuals to provide for their families. Also, pornography is considered legal even though money is involved for the act of sex so why can't the same logic be applied to prostitution? Why should the government be able to control my body if the act itself is mutual among two people?

Side: Yes
0 points

hell yeah! I would love a chick to suck me off for £10, i never get any sex and need to make up for it with letters to girls i never talk to.

Side: Yes
Elvira(3447) Disputed
1 point

With prostitution legalised, there will be a prostitutes union- and that would probably cost you alot more.

Side: No
Kenleyso(235) Disputed
0 points

I would love to see you get a girl pregnant and have your life ruined.

Side: No
2 points

I completely agree with you my friend. For example I don't want such attitude to my sisters or any of my relatives.

Side: No
1 point

For example I don't want such attitude to my sisters or any of my relatives.

Surely you have a better argument than that. You want to outlaw prostitution, because you don't want your sister to become a prostitute?

Side: Yes
Isfandak(10) Disputed
2 points

No I don't want. I compeletly disagree with you. Do you want yout sister to become a prostittude?

Side: No
2 points

Everyday we see small beggar children in the streets. It is because they don't have fathers and mothers. Do you want that the number of such children should increase. Most of these beggar children are the result of such prostitution. If you don't want to increse the number of such children DO NOT LEGALIZE prostitution....

Side: No
1 point

How do you know that all of these "beggar children" are the result of prostitution?

Since when is the goal of prostitution to have kids? I'm pretty sure it's just sexual gratification...

Side: Yes
Melanin(84) Disputed
1 point

So let's illegalize sex too? Plenty of kids are born from sex with or without money. Wouldn't it be better for the kids if they didn't have to hide in the shadows with their parents and could get support? What will happen when the mother tries to get CS from the dad and he tells people she prostituted? Discourages her from getting any support cos she will just land in jail.

Side: Yes
darthtimon(41) Disputed
1 point

A regulated system, which can be monitored, and controlled, will make it far easier to ensure contraceptives are used, and make it easier to ensure the safety of prostitutes. The current system protects no one and people can easily fall through the cracks. An unregulated mess, that we have now, is far worse.

Side: Yes
2 points

Another reason that prostitution should be legalized is that it helps to spread bad diseases such as HIV or other diseases which are very dangerous to society. Most of those prostitutes have such disease!!!

Side: No
1 point

If prostitution were legalized it's conceivable that a system would be devised in order to test customers for STD as well as test the actual employee for STD's before becoming employed by the prostitution company.

Side: Yes
1 point

Prostitution should not legalaized. It becomes the reason of divorce of most families. Of course men want to be different girls or women. They can think that it doesn't matter when I do it only once, but it is addictive habbit. He will continue this and the result will be the divorce of most families. As examples I can give many of my relatives and some my familiar people.

Side: No
2 points

Prostitution should not legalaized. It becomes the reason of divorce of most families. Of course men want to be different girls or women. They can think that it doesn't matter when I do it only once, but it is addictive habbit. He will continue this and the result will be the divorce of most families. As examples I can give many of my relatives and some my familiar people.

Cool story bro

Did you know that wealth has torn alot of families apart, should we make being rich illegal to because mommy and daddy couldn't get along?

Side: Yes
2 points

It becomes the reason of divorce of most families.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... oh wait... you're being serious aren't you?

Side: Yes
1 point

It becomes the reason of divorce of most families.

This is not a good reason to ban prostitution.

If that's the case, why don't we ban alcohol, or gambling?

Surely you've heard of drunk husbands beating their wives. I'm also certain you've heard of adults with gambling problems, in which the gambling ruined their lives. There are people who can control themselves when they drink, at least so that they're generally non violent. And there are people who can control their gambling, telling themselves "I'll only spend X amount of money tonight".

The potential for it to cause divorce is not a good reason to make prostitution illegal.

Side: Yes
Isfandak(10) Disputed
2 points

I agree with your viewpoint that we should ban alcohol or gambling... All these things are bad and influence badly to mentality of young people. The future of our lives is in the hand of young generation. That's why we should treat our children

Side: No
1 point

All you want to do is down vote my arguments? Why don't you actually use your brain and try refuting my arguments?

Side: Yes
Melanin(84) Disputed
0 points

Isfandak, you do realize that people choose to cheat with or without a prostitute, and that having it be illegal doesn't help anything? The man or woman chooses to go to the prostitute, prostitute rings shouldn't be underground and criminalized along with other dangers out there just because you think someone will cheat...

Side: Yes
1 point

Do you want your sister or brother or someone else from your relatives to have a relationship with someone? Do you want to see them in the bed? Of course, not everyone wants such attitudes of his or her family. It is an obvious fact that sexual behavior between two gender can cause to illnesses like HIV etc. The crucial influence that prostitution will make is that it first of all breaks the root of marriage, which plays a very important and useful role in our society. Nowadays thousands of women or girls are involved in prostitution and i believe that if it continues this ways it will impact not only to the society but to our lovely generation too.

Side: No
1 point

It is an obvious fact that sexual behavior between two gender can cause to illnesses like HIV etc.

Only if one person is already carrying HIV. With the prostitution industry being legalized, it's not too far fetched to think that "customers" would be required to be tested for STDs and things of that nature.

The crucial influence that prostitution will make is that it first of all breaks the root of marriage, which plays a very important and useful role in our society

This is not a basis from which you could justify banning an activity, in this case prostitution.

Side: Yes
Melanin(84) Disputed
1 point

If it were legalized it could be REGULATED. Now, its not, and it's rampant with all sorts of things, al kinds of other criminal things that are actually hurtful are taking place around them. Keeping it illegal does nothing good.

Side: Yes
1 point

Every women can elect a sex-work job, despite the availability of other jobs. In contrast, a vast number of women are made to be prostitutes throughout the force, fraud, coercion, or the ravaging effects of poverty, discrimination, and other abuses.

According to the article "The Medical Arguments Against Legalizing Prostitution" written by Reginald Finger, MD, MPH and Jeff Barrows, evidence has begun to accumulate from the Netherlands and Australia that legalization has resulted in more crime rather than less. Dr. Raymond and others have shown that a legally-sanctioned sex industry simply increases demand and attracts traffickers. In the meantime, violence against prostitutes continues and law enforcement often does little to stop it--the perception being that these women "bring it on themselves."

Side: No
2 points

Jeff Barrows, evidence has begun to accumulate from the Netherlands and Australia that legalization has resulted in more crime rather than less

The legalization of prostitution would likely decrease the crime of rape by a sizable percentage.

Found this on a website: In closing, I conjured up a picture of a very unattractive boy, no social skills and very shy. Sitting at home, watching MTV springbreak, with all the g-string bikinis. A constant bombardment of sexual imagery pours through TV and magazines. Day in and day out, the frustrations and the hormones grow. Through his interaction with peers, he realizes his chance for a mate are non-existant. In a perfect world, we would tell him that love and sex will come in time. But in reality, we know that it may not. Then society, that is bombarding him with sexual imagery, tells him he must control his urges or be removed from society. Feeling helpless to relieve a basic drive, he feels that there two possible outlets...Take what he needs, or pay for it. You decide.

Would you rather this boy went out and raped a girl to satisfy himself? Or would you rather he paid a consenting adult to satisfy himself?

Dr. Raymond and others have shown that a legally-sanctioned sex industry simply increases demand and attracts traffickers.

Prostitution Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking would not exist without the demand for commercial sex flourishing around the world.

What need would there be for sex trafficking if the service would be legal and you are able to purchase it?

Side: Yes
Humble(24) Disputed
1 point

As Isfandak mentioned above, legalizing prostitution will increase the rate of prostitutes and it can lead to many-many divorce of marriages. Despite that parents are already not taking care of their children, the percentage will raise up. By this way stupidity of young generation will be more, people will not be educated and then criminals and crimes will be a lot.

Side: No
Melanin(84) Disputed
2 points

right... so keep it ILLEGAL because people are being forced to do it. That solves the issue. You make no fucking sense. People being harmed is the reason it should be legalized! So that they wont be afraid to report someone for hurting them because they are involved in illegal activity! Making it a legal professional job only helps people who want to do it get out of the streets to do it.

Side: Yes
1 point

There are some broadcasting channels that aim influence society putting and showing erotic movies to people. By this way they earn money. Don't you think that in place of legalizing prostitution we could fight against them?

Side: No
Melanin(84) Disputed
1 point

Telling people "don't be a prostitute" isn't doing anything, and TV isn't to blame for prostitution. Why should people be put in jail in the first place? you'd rather people get hurt trying to stay out of jail or pay taxes on the people who do get caught (jail costs money) than let them do what they wish? How is prostitution different from other forms of physical service? Like massages? You cant oppose your victimless morals on sex on others. Its tyranny.

Side: Yes
1 point

According to Coalition Against Trafficking in Women International (CATW) written by Janice G. Raymond on March 25, 2003 countries are considering legalizing and decriminalizing the sex industry, we urge you to consider the ways in which legitimating prostitution as work does not empower the women in prostitution but does everything to strengthen the sex industry.

Here are 10 reason to not legalize prostitution:

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution is a gift to pimps, traffickers and the sex industry.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution and the sex industry promotes sex trafficking.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not control the sex industry. It expands it.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution increases clandestine, hidden, illegal and street prostitution.

Legalization of prostitution and decriminalization of the sex industry increases child prostitution.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not protect the women in prostitution.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution increases the demand for prostitution. It boosts the motivation of men to buy women for sex in a much wider and more permissible range of socially acceptable settings.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not promote women's health.

Legalization/decriminalization of prostitution does not enhance women's choice.

Women in systems of prostitution do not want the sex industry legalized or decriminalized.

Side: No
2 points

1)If prostitution was legalized, women could unionize and receive better health care benefits

2) If women did not have to fear being arrested for being a prostitute, they would be more likely to report abusive pimps

3) by continuing to make prostitution illegal, it will stay in the hands of criminals who will likely abuse and take advantage of the women, whereas if it was illegal it can be regulated

4)In what way does telling a woman she can not do something enhance women's choice?

Side: Yes
1 point

Here is another fact that 87% of women in street-based prostitution use heroin www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs04/hors279.pdf

Side: No
1 point

True, it is a technique pimps use to keep women under their control.

So wouldn't it be better if prostitution was legalized and women would be able to avoid being placed under a pimp's control and seek proper care for their addiction

Side: Yes
1 point

Parents do not want their children to grow up thinking that prostitution is acceptable. Worse yet, parents do not want to hear their children say, "When I grow up, I want to be a prostitute." Christianity also looks down upon prostitution because according to their beliefs, the act of sex is only to be done when a man and a woman are in love and married. Moreover, the fact that sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS should be the reason to make prostitution illegal.

Side: No
FreeWill(120) Disputed
1 point

Oh dear, where do I start?

First off, parents can certainly influence children and try to make them not a prostitute if they so wish, but ultimately, that choice is the child's, and what their parents want is irrelevant. If protitution is what your child wants to do, it's what s/hewants to do.

Second, it does not matter what Christianity looks down upon because our religion is a fractured and divided one, and follwing outmoded rules like that is not going to help. There are rules in the bible saying that you cannot work on Sunday and that a woman must marry her rapist. Those all made sense 2000 years ago, but are abhorrent now.

And you can test for AIDS and other STDs, and doing so would be made easier and safer if prostitution actually was legalized.

Side: Yes

Well prostitution will only trigger human trafficking and encourage people to sell their bodies for money. Not only that, children would be used as mere objects by their irresponsible parents rather than let them study. If it were to be legalized, then people will be no different than sex toys, the difference would be much cash would be at stake.

Another would be that people would become lazy. If I for an example am lazy to study and am a sex addict, then I ll just have sex with some women and I am gonna be rich.

Humans are not mere toys whom can be played with. Respect yourself if you want to be respected.

Side: No
1 point

No... But it's not the fact about paying for sex, it's the fact about how current prostitutes work. I wouldn't be so bad if it was paying for sex, but women are forced and beat and it's just bad news. I mean, I don't ever know if paying for sex is good. You really want something go out and find it.

Side: No
1 point

It is wrong and immoral. Selling your body fir money is wrong and low. It is against religion and its morals.

Side: No
1 point

Eww no this would pass on so many diseases. Why would any one want this other than horny teens. This would be such a sin if legalized. Which btw will never be

Side: No
1 point

It's degrading, disrespectful of the human body and void of morals that as a society we need. Decency in people is needed, if people willingly sell their bodies how can you respect them as people, how can their opinions and thoughts and votes be taken seriously, if they are so willing to sell their bodies then surely all of the above would easily be manipulated, this is why prostitution was more common amongst those of lower intelligence a pattern visible today in strip clubs.

Side: No
1 point

Then everyone would have HIV

Side: No
0 points

No it should not be legalized because the reason why the population growth in developing countries is so high because there are a lot of unintended pregnancies because of prostitution.

Side: No
FreeWill(120) Disputed
1 point

Did you even bother searching up any information? It's not prostitution that makes third world countries have a high birth rate, it's demographic transition: High death rate makes high birth rate necessary to maintain the population.

This is Grade 11 Socials for fuck's sake.

Side: Yes
Kenleyso(235) Disputed
1 point

Hey i am not even grade 11 yet dude plus how is the death rate maintained.The population in those areas are out of control.Its like 300 deaths 1000 births.

Side: No