Kink in exile

Notes from a kinky nomad

Can we get something to vote for that says “women ain’t property?”

Here is a random sound bite I thought was odd…I know someone who believes that when you legalize prostitution it lowers the value of women in society. I don’t know where to begin with this one. The first thing that is assumed in that statement is that women’s value in society is linked to their willingness or lack there of to have sex. The second is that women’s value is linked to their virtue – laws against prostitution protect women’s virtue thereby making women more valuable. This is about where I have to try really hard not to say “wait, I’m not cattle.”

 

Why do we have laws against prostitution?

Because prostitution hurts women, spreads diseases, and fosters organized crime? Not if you make it legal. Not if you give prostitutes the same legal protections enjoyed by their fellow citizens. Not if you unionize it, organize it, and control it through some kinds of safety guidelines like you do construction and food handling (occupations that can, if done improperly, hurt provider and client). Because prostitution is a violation of Judeo-Christian morals? Because anti-prostitution laws give the government another measure of control over women’s sexuality?

 

Honestly, I think this issue has too many layers to delve into right now, but it was eating away at me, so I give it to you.  Aren’t I sweet 🙂

Written by kinkinexile

November 3, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Posted in politics

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  1. Sounds similar to the reasons why we criminalize certain illegal substances….

    On an unrelated note, you have a bunch of unformatted MS Word exported HTML at the top of this entry. It looks ugly and hurts me on a level that has no place in this comment.

    maymay

    November 4, 2008 at 5:47 am


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