Vice Squad
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
 
Prostitution Prohibition


Serial killers might target prostitutes even if sales of sex were legal -- but the murderers would have a much harder time of getting away with it, repeatedly. The recent events in Ipswich provide more evidence -- though the redundancy in the existing stock is itself overwhelming -- that a safe, legal form of prostitution, and probably even street prostitution, should be adopted. What are we afraid of, that adults might engage in sexual activity for monetary reasons? How many additional murders are we supposed to countenance to lower the amount of consensual commercial sex that takes place?

Update: Here's a BBC story that includes the views of the English Collective of Prostitutes. They mention the legalisation experience of New Zealand.

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