Wouter is correct in his comment, as I would expect him to be, since he probably has done his research on the subject also.
Anyway, how much research have u done Wouter?
Are u now a prostitute guru?
I just give the info that reaches me and which settled somehwere in a box in my brain. but I am not saying that other people could have other opinions.
The Dutch legalised prostitution to decrease rapes?
Um, I can't imagine too many guys thinking, "Hmmm, I need some sex pretty badly, I might grab that hot chick off the street and rape her. Oh, hang on, prostitution is now legal! I'll go off to a brothel instead!"
I wonder if many Dutch women breathed a sigh of relief when they legalised prostitution. Probably not.
I think it seems unlikely too, James.
There is something medieval about the idea of legalising prostitution, in order to prevent rapes. These days, most men dont go around taking advantage of unaccompanied females, by raping them, so they can get some sex.
[ Edit: Edited on May 17, 2007, at 2:38 AM by Mel. ]
I do not beleive anyone will prostitute themselves from their own will. Have you ever meet a little girl who says when i will be a grown up i will be a prostitute? I do think prostitutes are forced by some rubbish to do so or they do it to pay for their consumation of drug.
How can they say the legalisation of prostitution will decrease the number of rape. The only good point if i have to find one will be to legalise brothel and the brothel only.
First you could forbide the prostitution in the street.
Second obligation of health check on regurlary basis.
Third the money they get from their `work´will be theirs.
Fourth police and immigration could check the working papers of the workers.
Fifth: the brothal would provide protection for the prostitutes, against physical violence.
Sex tourism seems to be exploiting the gap of rich and poor countries. Many rich westerners travel to poor countries or poorer regions of the world to have sex at a lower rate. Some are paying a good money in the poor economy situation of the region and some frightening them by their power and some trick them with empty promises in order to have sex with poor men/women or under aged children.
I saw a documentary program on TV that how many German homosexual men travel to other poorer countries including muslim countries in order to have sex. Also it showed that how all of the sailors of American naval submarines lands in the Far Eastern countries and extinguish their urge of sex by not having access to women or men while they were serving the army under the oceans for many months!
The world over, this is a very ignored topic. We see governments silling millions of dollars fighting and testing new scientific gadgets, but no one has ever sat down to think about why there is prostitution. poverty, lack of the essentilas of life force these people to go into this horrifying trade. For as long as no one ever comes up with a proper campaign to uproot this problem, there are nothing unethical about prostitution.
Foxxy, I think the governments and many others know why there is prostitution, but they dont care.