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Should Erotic Entertainment in Portland be legal?

he US and many countries around the world are examining how to deal with erotic entertainment. Although there are tens of thousands of arrests in the US each year for erotic entertainment and related crimes, in 11 Nevada counties erotic entertainment is legal. Because this polarizing issue is debated in universities, legislatures, newspapers, and elsewhere, and given its public policy implications, we thought the issue was ripe for our nonpartisan pro-con examination.

The US and many countries around the world are examining how to deal with erotic entertainment. Although there are tens of thousands of arrests in the US each year for erotic entertainment and related crimes, in 11 Nevada counties erotic entertainment is legal. Because this polarizing issue is debated in universities, legislatures, newspapers, and elsewhere, and given its public policy implications, we thought the issue was ripe for our nonpartisan pro-con examination.

The Pro's are proponents believe legalization would reduce crime, improve public health, increase tax revenue, and allow for individuals to make their own choices. They argue that the legalization of erotic entertainment is a necessary step in sexual liberation, helps people out of poverty, and gets entertainers off the street.

Opponents believe legalization would lead to increases in crime, illegal erotic entertainment, sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, and human trafficking. They argue that erotic entertainment is inherently immoral, empowers the criminal underworld, and promotes the repression of women by men.

The question brought to the Portland community is what are your "personal" views of legalizing the erotic entertainment industry and therefore allowing sites that offer Portland Escorts advertising a home within the community?


should oppression of women be legal? 02.Mar.2010 19:11

no

I'm all for whatever people wanna do erotically or otherwise, so long as no one is profiting from womens' bodies. And that's really what you're asking. So sure, if people want to erotically entertain each other, for the its own sake, then sure. But if you're asking for the "right" to legally make money off the exhibition, use, and exploitation of women in the sex trade, then fuck off.

And that is ALWAYS what these things come down to.

You can come up with all the hypotheticals that you want, claiming that men as well as women would be so engaged, that women would profit from their own "work," or all the other vapid philosophizing that people always come up with in this argument. But in the end, it ALWAYS comes down to men greedily pimping women, and women being exploited and often victimized by this trade in our flesh. We are not a commodity. I don't give a flying fuck if some women want to speak up for it and tell me they "don't feel exploited" by the sex trade, because the rest of us DO feel so exploited. The vast majority of women used that way do feel exploited, and are often violently abused to procure their services. And women who do not participate are equally exploited and also (if not equally) victimized by the idea that women are objects to be bought and sold. Screw that, pun intended.

So no. I don't support that. Go ahead and entertain if you like, but leave capitalist gain out of the equation, otherwise, again, fuck off.

this is... 07.Mar.2010 15:37

SPAM!

There's a link to an escort website embedded in the post.
Just using "debate" as a form of spam marketing.