This afternoon I was treated to a one minute diatribe in which a man railed on about the scourge of prostitution. For a full minute he babbled and blabbered on about the evil of prostitution. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t confine my time in the car to tapes and CDs because if you spend too much time listening to talk radio your brain just might turn to mush.
I sat inside my car listening to this rube spew out this misogynistic rant and came up with two responses. Call me juvenile, but my initial thought was that this is a man in dire need of a blow job or some other sort of release. The second was that I think that his energy and rage are completely misplaced.
When I become king of the world I am fairly certain that I am going to legalize prostitution. Once it is legalized it is going to be regulated and taxed by the government. In theory there will be a number of benefits from this.
2) New Source of tax revenue
3) Reduction of crime/influence of organized crime.
Regulate prostitution and you can cut down on sexually transmitted diseases. I am not naive enough to believe that they will be eliminated, but you can see that they are dramatically reduced.
Regulate prostitution and you have a new source of tax revenue that can be applied to any number of different things- education, transportation, health care etc.
Regulate prostitution and you can cut down on the exploitation of women in the business. You can reduce the influence of organized crime and other criminals who try to make a buck through it.
I suppose that you can argue each of my points. If you want you can try to provide reasons why the logic is flawed etc. But there is one thing that I can guarantee. You cannot end it. There is a reason why it is referred to as being the oldest profession and it is not going to go away.
So if we are going to live with it we might as well make it work for us.