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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.

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