Were you wondering what the effects of legal prostitution might be?
Read here, and wonder no more. Learn from the German experience.
Then, after have overcome feelings of wanting to throw yourself off a ledge because it’s so depressing, GO AND TELL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT TO LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION IN CANADA.
If you feel motivated to help more, I know the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is doing great work on this file. You can call them and ask what they need.
Freedom arguments, (
which I am deeply sympathetic to, actually they pretty much drive me) simply don’t hold here, by the way. The women are not free. (By the way, in a philosophical sense, neither are the men, being slaves instead to their lust.) But the women are actually physically coerced, trapped, stuck, on drugs, far from home, isolated. In the words of the cads running these German mega-brothels, this is not for their children, oh no, no, no:
Back in 2002, the liberal left imagined a sex industry in which responsible managers would push out exploitative pimps. Empowered prostitutes would work in safety and the money from this hitherto black market would go into pension pots and the German treasury. Well, they got their taxes.
Paradise’s Jürgen Rudloff appeared in a documentary about prostitution in Germany last summer. In one scene he’s sitting in his spacious kitchen dressed in an open-necked white shirt and linen jacket, surrounded by his four shiny-haired, privately-educated children.
Would he be happy for either of his two daughters to work at Paradise, the interviewer asks. Rudloff turns puce. “Unthinkable, unthinkable,” he says. “The question alone is brutal. I don’t mean to offend the prostitutes but I try to raise my children so that they have professional opportunities. Most prostitutes don’t have those options. That’s why they’re doing that job.He pauses and looks away.
“Unimaginable, he repeats. “I don’t even want to think about it.”