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PSA For Sex Workers

Just Like Us? Sex Workers Come Out of the Bedroom

What can't a sex worker do? They can be sci-fi geeks, own cats, and really, really, really love bacon.

But in all seriousness, this "I Am a Sex Worker" video, says sex workers are people who live lives as ordinary as ours. They're not, necessarily, the stumbling ladies of the night I see in the middle of the day on the seedier streets of San Francisco.

With sex workers organizing, fund-raising, and releasing public service announcements, I do wonder how far off the legalization of prostitution is. Would you support it?

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Smacks83 Smacks83 6 years
Steve, I think you are makign A LOT of assumptions without any kind of back-up. I'm all for legalizing protitution, but how doyou know it would decrease child neglect? How do you know "emotional attachment" is the reason ther are more unprotected sex acts happening to women? How do you know that people will no longer be getting married for the wrong reasons?
Smacks83 Smacks83 6 years
Steve, I think you are makign A LOT of assumptions without any kind of back-up. I'm all for legalizing protitution, but how doyou know it would decrease child neglect? How do you know "emotional attachment" is the reason ther are more unprotected sex acts happening to women? How do you know that people will no longer be getting married for the wrong reasons?
RaCheer RaCheer 6 years
I really, really, really love bacon too! :)
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i agree that legalizing it would provide more benefits (Health care, safety, unions, taxation, etc) to the women (or men) who choose this lifestyle. IMO, its going to happen regardless (just like drug use and abortions), so why not make it as SAFE as possible for everyone involved?? you don't HAVE to be a prostitute and you don't HAVE to buy one.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i agree that legalizing it would provide more benefits (Health care, safety, unions, taxation, etc) to the women (or men) who choose this lifestyle. IMO, its going to happen regardless (just like drug use and abortions), so why not make it as SAFE as possible for everyone involved?? you don't HAVE to be a prostitute and you don't HAVE to buy one.
PontNeuf PontNeuf 6 years
I fully support legalization of not only sex work, but prostitution. You can instantly regulate it, remove pimps from the equation and provide condoms and other securities. They've been doing it in the Netherlands for years and I've yet to see their society fall apart. For those who have a moral objection to prostitution, that's perfectly understandable. Nobody wants to think of their little girl growing up to be a prostitute, but it happens occasionally. At the very least, we're protecting women so that they're still alive and healthy when they're ready to move on to something we would consider more respectable. Quite bluntly, there will always be a market for sex. Let's at least regulate that market, even if some wish it didn't exist.
PontNeuf PontNeuf 6 years
I fully support legalization of not only sex work, but prostitution. You can instantly regulate it, remove pimps from the equation and provide condoms and other securities. They've been doing it in the Netherlands for years and I've yet to see their society fall apart. For those who have a moral objection to prostitution, that's perfectly understandable. Nobody wants to think of their little girl growing up to be a prostitute, but it happens occasionally. At the very least, we're protecting women so that they're still alive and healthy when they're ready to move on to something we would consider more respectable. Quite bluntly, there will always be a market for sex. Let's at least regulate that market, even if some wish it didn't exist.
jocupcake jocupcake 6 years
Oh oops. I didn't know that porn was legalized... although, that makes sense... So I change my comment to: I would not support legalizing prostitution. I am tempted to since it is terrible that these women have no protections. But like others mentioned, there are other jobs that are currently legal and still fall under the sex worker category. Women could take up these jobs instead. Prostitution is wrong. Women shouldn't be forced into doing it. I feel like legalizing it would send the message that this is ok. It isn't. These women ARE real people and the fact is that they shouldn't be put in positions where they need to have sex for money in the first place.
Hiding55 Hiding55 6 years
Yeah, porn is legal. As are websites and all that stuff. If you're making money from it you have to report your income and pay taxes on it. Someone mentioned legalizing prostitution and taxing it because it's already being done. There are a lot of illegal things that could be legalized and taxed to make money but that doesn't make it a good idea.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 6 years
"I would support legalizing sex workers in the porn industry or on webcams and things like that" Isn't it already legal? In the US and Canada, anyway
Chouette4u Chouette4u 6 years
"I would support legalizing sex workers in the porn industry or on webcams and things like that"Isn't it already legal? In the US and Canada, anyway
jocupcake jocupcake 6 years
Haha. Well said Pop. I was like, um... who thought sex workers couldn't like bacon? I agree with Hiding. I would support legalizing sex workers in the porn industry or on webcams and things like that, but not prostitutes. Maybe this would allow women in tough situations to choose a job that is safer and probably more enjoyable than having sex with lots of random guys.
jojijoja jojijoja 6 years
Ladies, a good book to read on this subject is ELEVEN MINUTES by Paulo Coelho... It gives you another aspect of what a prostitute's life is like. I'm afraid I'll ruin the book for you if I go into details. Let me know what you think of it if you happen to read it.
jojijoja jojijoja 6 years
Ladies, a good book to read on this subject is ELEVEN MINUTES by Paulo Coelho...It gives you another aspect of what a prostitute's life is like. I'm afraid I'll ruin the book for you if I go into details. Let me know what you think of it if you happen to read it.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 6 years
I support legalization. This video doesn't do much for its cause though. How about "I'm a computer programmer, and I'm a sex worker." No, it was like "I have a cat, and I'm a sex-worker". "I'm trying to be an actress, and I'm a sex-worker." No one on there really surprised me.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 6 years
I support legalization.This video doesn't do much for its cause though. How about "I'm a computer programmer, and I'm a sex worker."No, it was like "I have a cat, and I'm a sex-worker". "I'm trying to be an actress, and I'm a sex-worker." No one on there really surprised me.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
I support legalized prostitution 110%. Why? While I PERSONALLY believe that sex is MOSTLY a way to bond with a partner, I do acknowledge that it is MUCH more than just that. It relieves stress and pain (from things like arthritis), it's a physical need, and many, many other things. It means something different to everybody. If prostitution were legalized, it could be taxed to fund education and health care. Prostitutes could unionize. They wouldn't have to be afraid to report an abusive pimp because of getting in trouble for being a prostitute. Prostitutes could have licenses, so it would be easier to find the unregistered ones. There would be medical standards and whatnot to make sure that all prostitutes are clean of STDs and use condoms (like porn stars have to). And if you don't want to be a prostitute, or think that hiring one is wrong, don't do it. But legalizing it makes it safe for customers and prostitutes alike.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
I support legalized prostitution 110%.Why? While I PERSONALLY believe that sex is MOSTLY a way to bond with a partner, I do acknowledge that it is MUCH more than just that. It relieves stress and pain (from things like arthritis), it's a physical need, and many, many other things. It means something different to everybody. If prostitution were legalized, it could be taxed to fund education and health care. Prostitutes could unionize. They wouldn't have to be afraid to report an abusive pimp because of getting in trouble for being a prostitute. Prostitutes could have licenses, so it would be easier to find the unregistered ones. There would be medical standards and whatnot to make sure that all prostitutes are clean of STDs and use condoms (like porn stars have to).And if you don't want to be a prostitute, or think that hiring one is wrong, don't do it. But legalizing it makes it safe for customers and prostitutes alike.
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