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9. Comment #462630 by Steve Zara

Although I think the women involved should not be victimised (selling sexual services should not be a crime), I see no ethical problem with making buying sexual services a crime.

How would that work exactly Steve? Are we talking about masturbatory prostitution here?

There's certainly a lot of dirtiness around the sex industry, and violence and general nastiness. These should be combated using the police. But shouldn't the law allow for a legal alternative so that both providers and customers have an option to do this legally (and the providers would then also get more protection)? I think that's the whole point of the article. You have to give people the opportunity to do their thing in a way that doesn't hurt anybody and not ban it just because you don't like it. In the immortal words of the late George Carlin: "Selling is legal. Fucking is legal. Why isn't selling fucking legal?"

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:38:00 UTC | #442906