Most Helpful Girl
No. Prostitution has unintended side effects, mainly human trafficking and sex slavery. Everyone who goes to a prostitute is also supporting those industries.
In theory the idea that legalizing it will give better protection to the prostitutes is nice in theory but has nothing to do with reality.
It's based on two assumptions.
1) all prostitutes do it on their own will
2) all prostitutes are legal in that country
All countries that I'm aware of that have legalized it, have made two observations
1) the demand for prostitution increases
2) the percentage of forced prostitutes remained constant or increased as well
So in case it's not obvious that means the total number forced prostitutes increased, dramatically. The german police estimates that about 80% of prostitutes there are forced to do it, or maybe it was 70%, but something like that. Let's say they're off by 20%, that's still 50% at best. So it's not marginal number, it's quite significant. And it leads to the conclusion that the men who go to see those girls either don't know or don't care which means that apparently men can't be trusted with that decision. So I don't think it should be an option at all
And that's just human trafficking what's also happening in germany is that most girls there aren't german, not even european and if they were to go to the police about something they'd risk deportation. I don't have a number on that but I don't know 10% of prostitutes being there illegal (on their own will) is a conservative estimate I think. So what's left? Who is that law supposed to protect?
And if someone is gonna comment on this please don't just state your personal opinion on this that legalizing does work because you want it to, back it up1
Most Helpful Guy
i am for people being able to do with their bodies what they want as long as they do it safely.
however the inevitable consequence of prostitution is sex trafficking. women (but more often than not underage girls) being forced, coerced, etc into the sex trade. for example the average prostitute in the US is 15. recently in colorado a huge prostitution ring was busted up. the average age of sex worker was 13.
unfortunately a consequence of prostitution is those who exploit young people... aka traffic minors0
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