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The Problem With Legalising Prostitution.

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If I did not know better I would think this was a wind up.

 

Quite shocking and worrying .... as in this country there will be a huge number of middle age women struggling to find work... it will not be easy to do bearing in mind employers want younger recruits.... not women who are coming to the end of their working lives.

Does this also mean that a large increase in very mature escorts is likely to happen?

 

Most interesting indeed.  Can't see it happening here any time soon....... 

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Don't tell Ian Duncan-Smith!

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This is a 10 year old story.  :confused:

 

I believe that a balance was struck, the job centres had to advertise but no one would be penalised for refusing.

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I think that even if prostitution were to be legalised it should always be something someone does on a self-employed basis, and be able to refuse any client and/or perform any service as she (or he) deems fit.

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Even if not true I reiterate...be careful what you wish for. Everyone goes on about how they want this legalised or that legalised but forget that it could open up all sorts of cans of worms, legal requirement public databases for eg....who knows what new issues legalising further than it already is could cause

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I think that even if prostitution were to be legalised it should always be something someone does on a self-employed basis, and be able to refuse any client and/or perform any service as she (or he) deems fit.

 

Self-Employed are still bound by employment law where discrimination is concerned, the ability to chooses ones clients based on their colour/religion/age would be made that much more difficult should prostitution ever make it onto the statute books.

 

I guess this may be a bit contentious but for me personally the idea of legalising prostitution in the fullest sense of the word would

create many many more problems that it would solve, the trade-off may not be as palatable as some seem to think it would.

 

Mind you, I like to be prepared, so I've already got my mission statement ready to go and of course I'll be asking all the clients I visit if they've carried out a risk assessment on the premises we're to do the deed on. :D

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'Legalising' prostitution in New Zealand doesn't seem to have caused any problems there.  

 

It is worth re-iterating for the benefit of casual readers of this board that prostitution per se is NOT illegal in the UK.

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'Legalising' prostitution in New Zealand doesn't seem to have caused any problems there.  

 

It is worth re-iterating for the benefit of casual readers of this board that prostitution per se is NOT illegal in the UK.

Ive read somewhere that it actually has had a bad effect to some girls. Ive read that their clients used to appreciate the services they offer but after legalisation that sense of appreciation reduced and now they see the the services the girls off  as no different or special than someone they pay to mow their lawn, some of them feel what they offer has been devalued but not in a monetary way. Cant remember where I read that though

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What is not illegal is legal so in the UK we shouldn't be talking about legalising prostitution but instead we should be talking about legalising brothel-keeping.

 

I agree with what Emily has said and I think that probably the legalisation (regulation?) of prostitution would create many many more problems that it would solve.

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What is not illegal is legal so in the UK we shouldn't be talking about legalising prostitution but instead we should be talking about legalising brothel-keeping.

 

I agree with what Emily has said and I think that probably the legalisation (regulation?) of prostitution would create many many more problems that it would solve.

 

 

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I think what we have in this country is a reasonable balance.  A change in the law on brothels to allow girls to work from the same premises would be good.  The area of profiting from prostitution is a grey area, it could be OK or not depending on who's running the show.  The original post seems to refer to the idea of  girls being directly employed which would in turn mean directly controlled, that should always be illegal due to the nature of the job. 

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Self-Employed are still bound by employment law where discrimination is concerned, the ability to chooses ones clients based on their colour/religion/age would be made that much more difficult should prostitution ever make it onto the statute books.

 

I guess this may be a bit contentious but for me personally the idea of legalising prostitution in the fullest sense of the word would

create many many more problems that it would solve, the trade-off may not be as palatable as some seem to think it would.

 

Mind you, I like to be prepared, so I've already got my mission statement ready to go and of course I'll be asking all the clients I visit if they've carried out a risk assessment on the premises we're to do the deed on. :D

"Yes of course the chandelier has been tested, could you just step onto these scales please?"

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I never believed that article in the first place. I had read it in the righteous BBC, which would not miss a story like this. 

 

Legalising prostitution ?

 

Why don't we just do what the ladies want ?

 

They know the best. If they want it legalised, then so be it. 

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I never believed that article in the first place. I had read it in the righteous BBC, which would not miss a story like this. 

 

Legalising prostitution ?

 

Why don't we just do what the ladies want ?

 

They know the best. If they want it legalised, then so be it. 

But of course it is legal.  OK I'm being pedantic here since I guess what you really mean is legalising brothels.

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The story in the article is false. It did not happen.

 

http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/brothel.asp

 

The origin for the story is a 2004 Berlin newspaper (written in German) which did not claim anything of the kind and was mis-translated (intentionally? accidentally? who knows) and picked up by the media who just assumed it to be true.

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