Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington
I agree for the most part. There probably are some people who want the government to have more control, but I'm tempted to assert that they'd probably be a minority of the population.
The prostitution laws are a good example. People want to work, but which jobs should be allowed as a profession by the government? Sex is legal so long as certain conditions are followed, apparently it's wrong to pay for it ( I personally never would, I mean I'll buy the drinks but....). So laws like paedophilia obviously need to be on the books, but classing sex trade workers as a deviant... I don't think so. Some people think sex=love, I say BS.
Haha, if you think about it like that, in the classical sense of dating (man pays), it amounts to basically the same thing as prostitution, only far more harmful for the woman. The woman has to provide relationship, and sexual services in order to get food, clothing, etc.
One of my friends likes to say of prostitutes: "You don't pay a prostitute for sex, you pay her to leave." Which basically means you see a prostitute when you don't want a long relationship, or complicated feelings.
Then there is the classic, I don't pay for water, air or sex. Of course, I think everyone pays for water in cities. You pay to have a well dug in the country. You pay taxes to enforce clean air bills. And it costs money to go on dates to meet people to have sex with.
Of course... that is completely off topic. Except perhaps as further justification for the morally neutral position of consensual prostitution.