Vancouver Island Prostitutes...
This blog is in response to this Daily News Article
I believe prostitution should be fully legalized. Prostitution has been around longer than most of us, AND is not going away. The stigma's (sti's, abuse, pimps and drug use) are there to remind us how disgusting and inhuman this thing called prostitution really is.
But does it really have to be this way?
This article pretty much sums up my feeling on the whole issue.
When you break it down, prostitution is sex and capitalism = both of which are perfectly legal!
It is also legal to pay two people to have sex, FILM them and then sell the film.
I believe if they were regulated and lawful brothels, this would help in alleviating crime against prostitutes, the spread of STD's and rampant drug use - and heck it might even give back to the city monetarily!
I see it as somewhat "unionizing" the prostitution (which is considered a job, whether you like it or not) and allowing them to empower themselves and run their own "business" per se. This would outlaw the pimps, which are the real problem when it comes to prostitution.
The trouble arises when we ask, who will regulate these brothels? The government? If these women require tests, I believe all clients require tests too. It's only fair.
It's definitely something to ponder.....