PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Anisha
 
Comments: 39
Article views: 2062
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Anisha's badges.
 

Should prostitution be legalised?

08 September 2012, 18:00
Let me begin by saying this, I am not condoning prostitution but rather would like to hear the views of you out there. It has always been an issue since the beginning of time and for whatever reason a person becomes a prostitute are irrelevant. We look down upon them, we shun them from society and for a good reason too. But for how long are we going to keep doing that?

How can the immorality be eradicated from society? I would propose legalizing it. Women prostitute themselves for various reasons but men go to them for the pleasures that they get. Married men, purely for the excitement and the dangers that are associated with prostitution. The idea that its taboo and dangerous makes it a lure to young men as well. So what happens when we take the dangers, the fun of adventure and secrecy associated with them. Make them legal, that way they get to pay tax as well. They get to register their business and become known of their business.

Do you think men would continue to go to them? and the women, would they be able to register their businesses so they become public? and Pay tax? No they wont, thereby reducing their activities and ultimately their businesses. Lets look at it from a different point of view, if they are legalized, there would be less trafficking of women and children for prostitution, the abuse of these women would be at a minimal and if its legalized it can be controlled.  

South Africa has a high HIV and AIDS pandemic and mostly spread through prostitution. Imagine if most of them can be accounted for, it would be easier to control the spread and hence reduce innocent women from being affected by their partners. There has been an increase in the prostitution in men as well. so the reverse can be applied to men so as to protect other men. So now with them in the open they can receive education on how to protect themselves and others from STIs and STDs.

Of course there is also so many factors to consider against this, including moral decay of the christian nation. There is also the prospects of victimisation of prostitutes once they are in the open. But adversely they are victimized, called names and discriminated once they are discovered now.

The tax payer's money and the police can be put to better use than following prostitutes.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
39 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Graeme Long
The new battle lines of SA: Urban...

First it was British vs Boer, then black vs white, now it’s urban modernists vs rural African traditionalists.  Read more...

0 comments 1475 views
Submitted by
Sipho James Xesha
Initiation a sacred ritual

Speaking as umXhosa, the current (June) month is the season for orthodox spiritual orientation of the young Xhosa male. No other point in the celestial calendar marks this auspicious socio-spiritual occasion but this one. Read more...

0 comments 184 views
Submitted by
Khaya Tyatya
Transformation is an integral par...

The MTT would have failed in its task if it does not come up with a clearly articulated, practical and “unapologetic” human resource development plan that will fundamentally transform the university system in the next five years and beyond. Read more...

0 comments 259 views
Submitted by
Sane Sunyshine Sihiya
Mmusi Maimane: Do you have power?

I judged you. I felt, you were being silly! Cheese boy vibes. Those educated sounding blacks who speak English very well and sound absolutely smart at the expense of trading in their identity. Read more...

0 comments 274 views
Submitted by
Budiriro Peter Moyo
Hunting for radical economic tran...

It is one of the most famous statement of our current time in South Africa right now - Radical Economic Transformation (RET). Yet elusive to those that seek it. A political gimmick? What does it mean? Read more...

0 comments 168 views
Submitted by
Sanele Sano Ngcobo
All South African cars should hav...

Make it illegal for any civilian car to have a maximum speed of 120km/h. As soon as the cars are manufactured or imported to SA, they should have a maximum speed of 120km/h. Read more...

0 comments 431 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.