Should this be filed under “Irony” or “Hypocrisy”?
Gosh, it’s almost like prohibiting prostitution is as pointless as having a War on Drugs…
Selling is legal. Fucking is legal. Why isn’t selling fucking legal?
I mean, hypocrisy is always worthy of ridicule, but why is it a SCANDAL! for consenting adults to use their squishy bits behind closed doors without everybody else having to approve the details?
While I agree with you that the laws regarding prostitution are almost certainly causing more harm than they are preventing, your logic doesn’t really work.
I mean I can light campfires and I can tour historic buildings, why is it illegal to do both at once?
bit of a strawman there…
The point Mike was making could perhaps be phrased “selling services is legal” and “doing particular activities/services is legal”, why is selling X-legal activity not legal. An example would be “selling services is legal” and “Teaching kids to read is a legal service to provide” therefore reading tutoring is a legal service.
Fucking is a legal activity (given certain constraints of participants and locations), and selling services is legal, therefore why is prostitution not a legal service.
First of all, we all seem to agree that prostitution laws are dumb and it should just be legal.
That being said, I think the logical analogy is perfectly good. Once you combine two things that are legal, there is a chance that a new context gives us a reason to make them illegal. The justifications that are being used to justify making a new prostitution law in Canada right now, for instance, if they were true would constitute perfectly good reasons to make a specific activity illegal. It’s the fact that the justifications are pure BS that makes it dumb to try to bring in the new law.
I was actually quoting Saint Carlin, but-
WE SAID WE’D NEVER TALK ABOUT CHICAGO.
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