|I know she looks too "clean" to be a prostitute|
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I’ve heard a couple of arguments for this one. The proponents for legalizing prostitution say that it will cut down on all the other crime associated with it; that legalizing it will make the whole experience safer. Of course, they always point to
and how prostitution is apparently not a big deal down there. Las Vegas
There’s some place out there that’s super upscale or something. “Well look at that place. Prostitution is legal there and it’s not a big deal!” Proponents also claim that it will cut down on the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, because legal prostitutes would have to be approved by the CDC or some shit, you know like health code violations.
Then you’ve got the opponents who say that it’s all about some higher moral obligation that prostitution should stay illegal. They might be right: it’s probably not very moral to pay a woman to fuck you, nor is it exactly virtuous to take money to let someone fuck you. I’m no prude, though, it’s just kind of fucked up.
But anyway, morality aside, I don’t think that prostitution should be legalized. How much do you think it costs to fuck one of the whores at the Mustang Ranch in
? If I recall a random factoid correctly, I believe it is somewhere in the thousands to actually bone her. I think it gets in the hundreds for other various activities that don’t involve the horizontal mambo. Las Vegas
That in mind, why would legalizing prostitution decrease it or make it less dangerous? People who visit prostitutes generally aren’t mega rich dudes that can afford to drop more than $100 on a piece of ass on a regular basis. My guess is that most customers can’t afford such a steep price even ONCE. So what does this mean? Well, it means that there will still be tons of low-cost options available to everyone.
“But Jack, those cheap whores will still have to get checked out by the government!” Why? If you’re a pimp, why would you want the government sticking its nose in your already clandestine business? You wouldn’t, so you would just stay underground out of government purview. Think of the nightmarish headache that would have on your business. First, you’d have to start paying taxes. Second, you’d probably have to start getting your girls some form of healthcare insurance so they can be regularly checked out for crotch rot.
Do you honestly think that pimps are just lining up to lighten their own pockets? They would stay underground so that they can keep prices down, because the demand for cheap meat will never go away. Johns (I think that’s what they call customers) won’t suddenly want to drop thousands on whores just because the government tells them it’s okay. They’ll still go to the cheap ones because, gasp, it’s cheap.
This is a lot like the logic behind legalizing drugs. For the life of me, I can’t understand why some people think that legalizing something that has been illegal for a long time will make the problem less worse. Legalizing prostitution would not decrease it, and it would not make it safer. Prostitution would increase, and the problems associated with it would spread as well. Legalizing drugs wouldn’t suddenly make current users stop using. It would probably only increase the number of users. Someone once suggested to me that crystal meth being sold in a Walgreens would be preferable than someone having to risk his life getting it from a dealer. Does that honestly sound like a world you want to live in?
How about we legalize murder. People only murder others because it’s illegal right? Or stealing, let’s legalize that. People only commit acts of destructive immorality because someone is telling them not to, right?
I know that some of you will point to prohibition as if that is somehow equivalent to any of this, but I can assure you that it’s not. Alcohol was ubiquitous before prohibition, and alcohol doesn’t always lead to destruction and shit. Prostitution is not ubiquitous and carriers a heavy stigma, and not because it’s illegal.