November 20th, 2005

Can't Buy Me Love

I just started doing one of those online surveys on burning issues of the day, but gave up at question three.

Question 1. Abortion? A woman's choice.
Question 2. Death Penalty? Degrading to the society that operates it.
Question 3. Prostitution? Hmmmm....

I've never been to a prostitute. 1. Because I don't have the nerve. 2. Because I hate the whole business of paying people for personal services. I wouldn't be happy employing a valet or butler or a housemaid for exactly the same reason.

Liberte, egalite, fraternite (sororite)- them's my slogans.

Taking it away from my personal hang-ups, I think prostitution is always going to be with us and trying to stamp it out is cruel and pointless. Instead society ought to arrange things so that those who work in the industry have decent working conditions and fair pay. Prostitutes should have control over their lives and the gangsters who traffic and enslave (some of) them should be treated as worse than murderers.

Hm, I was going to say I didn't have an opinion, but it seems I have one after all. Several opinions in fact. For what they're worth.....