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What It Takes to Legalize Sex Work
NY Times ^ | 6-25-2014 | JAKE FLANAGIN

Posted on 06/25/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

For countries that choose to regulate prostitution, it remains a vexing question: What’s the best way to do it?

Canada’s answer, as Colby Cosh writes in Maclean’s, is to “put the concept of prostitution back into the Criminal Code.” He adds: “For decades, we had these leftover Victorian laws against ‘living off the avails’ and keeping a ‘bawdy house’ without any actual ban on prostitution itself. There are economic reasons to legalize sex work, too.

According to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), the sex trade contributed £5.3 billion (about $9 billion) to the British gross domestic product in 2014.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: criminalizingjohns; prostitution; regulation; sexworkers; waronwomenmeme
And then there are worker's rights issues to think of, like LGBTPDQ employment descrimination, paid time off and disibility to help recoup from repetitive stress injuries, and also free cosmetic enhancement healthcare coverage.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed
pimp photo: pimp sylviasdad.jpg

Colby Cash's next screed describes how pimpin ain't easy.

2 posted on 06/25/2014 1:37:16 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Citizen Zed

Have them be elected and change the name from “prostitute” to “Senator” or “Representative.” Not only will it be legal for them to whore themselves out for money, but they will make a fortune doing it.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 1:37:32 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Citizen Zed

This immediate push for the Legalization of destructive vices seems to be coincide with the push to placate the “masses”...


4 posted on 06/25/2014 1:38:27 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Have them be elected and change the name from “prostitute” to “Senator” or “Representative.” Not only will it be legal for them to whore themselves out for money, but they will make a fortune doing it.

And instead of only screwing one person at a time, they can screw millions of people all at once!

5 posted on 06/25/2014 1:50:57 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Citizen Zed

so many important and pertinent issues at hand, from government land grabs to crippling the coal industry, and the press is occupied with LBGT rights in Russia and Uganda and legalizing prostitution in flyover country.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 1:51:57 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Citizen Zed

worker’s rights issues to think of, like LGBTPDQ employment descrimination

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Just wait until those “workers” find out the protected class citizens also apply to clients.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Citizen Zed

Unfortunately for civilization, libertopians are winning on their top issues of sex and drugs for all.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 1:54:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed

France probably still has a way to regulate prostitution. I was assigned once on Shore Patrol to keep US Sailors out of the “off limits” North African section of Marseille France, and we had a French policeman along to accompany us. During that policeman’s break, we were with him in the police station bar and prostitutes were parading by in a nearby passageway to get their regular medical inspections.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Citizen Zed

Prostitution always involves a third anonymous party aka pimp. it is like spying on a conversation between two people, recording, without their consent.

How can feminists talk of privacy? Privacy is about following good people when one is not necessarily following the gospel, and it is not about “coming out” on abortion or homosexuality. This is when we start sponsoring a cult and promoting it. I do not wear the cross overtly on a uniform.

There always is some secret deal that the prostitute does not know or that the client does not know and that both do not know. This is what makes it prostitution instead of marriage, with the word “privacy for the chil” abused by the courts as really meaning “business privilege of the courts”.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: thackney

Yeah, will they have to guarantee satisfaction with a money back pledge or a freebie? Will the pimp ask you to sign a waiver before services are rendered? So many questions. Kind of takes the excitement out of the whole proposition.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 2:00:00 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Citizen Zed
The very phrases "sex work" and "sex industry" are propaganda to make something evil sound like an ordinary business.
12 posted on 06/25/2014 2:06:08 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Citizen Zed
For countries that choose to regulate prostitution, it remains a vexing question: What’s the best way to do it?

My money is on the "missionary position" by a slim margin............

13 posted on 06/25/2014 2:06:16 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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14 posted on 06/25/2014 2:11:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: JoeFromSidney

The very phrases “sex work” and “sex industry” are propaganda to make something evil sound like an ordinary business.

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15 posted on 06/25/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Citizen Zed

16 posted on 06/25/2014 4:48:05 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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