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Is prostitution really just capitalism?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Gunhaver, Dec 4, 2012.


  1. Bren

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    Really? You never heard, "why buy a cow if you can get the milk free?" Women have known that rule for centuries and, until recently, their life depended on what kind of man they could get. 80-100 years ago, it wasn't like today, when a single woman could get a job/career, house, etc. and it wasn't the rule to marry for love back then. A woman used the bargaining power she had and competition that was practically giving away a major part of it was not appreciated.

    Our current attitudes about family are still based, in part, on ideals from before 1900, when wives traded sex and housekeeping for food and shelter and children were necessary as homemade farm hands.
     

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    Wha? It's not that complicated. It's been regulated and taxed in most of Nevada for over 40 years.
     

  3. Bren

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    Yet, if prostitution was legal, such frequent testing could easily be made a requirement of the job and prostitutes would be safer than girls you meet in college.
     
  4. Gunhaver

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    Well sure, I've just never thought of the "wives as a political force against prostitution" angle. I understand just wanting to buy some damn milk instead of having to constantly deal with an entire cow. We all do that through our whole dating lives in one way or another but it's usually in the form of drinks, movies, dinners and gifts.
     
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    I read an article that I can't find now that said that California porn stars have the lowest incident of STDs of any group that they track that sort of thing for. California has a law that condoms must be used in any porn movies made in that state. Since they get tested more than most people (also by law) and they usually only have sex for work and always with condoms they are statistically the safest group to hook up with.
     
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    Actually, Nevada legal hookers are safer:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lan...-stars-higher-than-in-nevada-prostitutes.html

    Don't you wish STD infection rates among women you meet in bars and/or at work were also negligible?
     
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    I think that if prostitution becomes legalized, not only do the girls need to be tested frequently for STDs, but the guys need to be tested as well, before they're allowed to sleep with the girls. If you've got an STD, you can't sleep with the girl. That way the girls stay STD free and don't spread diseases between the guys they sleep with.
     
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    Who's to say the guy hitting that an hour ago didn't have GC, Chlamydia, or HPV? All three can be asymptomatic. HIV takes about 6 weeks to be positive.

    I'll just stay home, no thanks.
     
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    Now THAT was the funniest thing I've read all day!:rofl:
     
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    I'm sorry or my ignorance, but I don't think there is a federal law against prostitution - is there?
     
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    In Hollywood, sex for money is illegal UNLESS they are creating porn. And if they are making porn (not whoopie) the law says they must use rubbers. So who us going to be the condom inspector? And if the participants enjoy their work, does it then become illegal?

    As the woman at Mustang Ranch is reputed to have said "It's a business doing pleasure with you."


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    Federal law? I don't think so, because there are whore houses in parts of Nevada, and the feds haven't busted their doors down, as far as I know. I think it's state law that makes it illegal in most states.
     
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    Something called the Mann Act (no pun intended) about crossing a state line for immoral purposes would apply I believe. Although today who's to say what's an immoral purpose.


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    Didn't the IRS seize one of the houses for failure to pay taxes...and then couldn't run it at a profit? Maybe the Secret Service rather than the IRS should have been put in charge of the house by the Treasury. Maybe some of the agents from the Columbia visit...


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    Mr Heinlein on prostitutes...and certain other professionals...

    A whore should be judged by the same criteria as other, professionals offering services for pay--such as dentists, lawyers, hairdressers, physicians, plumbers, etc. Is she professionally competent? Does she give good measure? Is she honest with her clients? It is possible that the percentage of honest and competent whores is higher than that of plumbers and much higher than that of lawyers. And enormously higher than that of professors.




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    I do remember hearing something about some government group not being able to profitably run a whore house, but I don't remember whether it was the IRS or another group.
     
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    I have been saying something close to this for years. :supergrin:

    I think prostitution is a victimless crime. Providing the woman is willing and clean.