Liberalized prostitution laws make life more dangerous for women:
Usually after I post a story about a big prostitution bust I get a comment from a ‘hobbyist’, code word for a john, that says that everything will be great once prostitution is legalized. They seem to think that once prostitution is legal that no harm will come to the women, no children will be trafficked, streets will be paved with gold and everyone will have a rainbow farting unicorn.
In Canada that’s currently a serious debate, legalizing prostitution not the unicorns. It seems that there is a good possibility that prostitution could be legalized in the Great White North. In the article I linked to in the Calgary Herald by Licia Corbella in which she interviews a former sex worker who points out the hazards of legalizing prostitution…
Timea Nagy, a former prostitute and author of Walk With Me, A Memoir of a Sex Slave Worker, says legitimizing prostitution and driving it indoors has not, and will not, make the sex trade any safer and, in fact, will make things worse for vulnerable women and girls.
“If the laws are liberalized, the police will have no way to go into these places to rescue the victims of human trafficking,” she said Wednesday from Toronto, where she was forced to work as a sex slave after responding to an ad in her native Hungary to work as a waitress in Canada.
“Striking down these laws will hand the victims on a silver platter over to the human traffickers and that means pimps are going to become legitimate businessmen and more women and girls will be sold, trafficked and victimized,” she said.
There goes the myth of consenting adults. The other myth that is always touted is Amsterdam’s infamous red light district. For that Ms. Corbella interviewed University of British Columbia law professor Benjamin Perrin…
“In Amsterdam, in recent years, they had to shut down almost half of the red-light district because of the infiltration of organized crime and violent pimps who profit from the trade in women,” said Perrin.
When authorities studied who was being sold, it wasn’t Dutch women, “who were choosing prostitution over medicine or law as a career choice.”
“Three-quarters of the women were impoverished women and girls from North Africa and Eastern Europe. Most of them were controlled through violence and this was in a place that had the most stringent forms of regulation that was supposed to prevent this kind of thing from happening,” added Perrin.
The last myth I usually hear is the one about how legalization will go to fighting the spread of STDs. Again Ms. Corbella goes to Prof. Perrin…
“So, the john is promised a disease-free woman to purchase and do with as they choose, but that woman, who these regulations are supposedly made for her safety, she’s not given the same privilege to know that the person who is buying her is not infected with a life-threatening disease,” explained Perrin.
There is no benefit to legalizing prostitution whether it be in Canada, The States or wherever. If you keep buying into these myths by soliciting prostitutes you’re only filling the pockets of modern-day slave traders just so you can pay a woman to forcibly touch your woefully inadequate penis. ‘Hobbyists’ are nothing more than pay to play rapists.