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Make Prostitution in Germany Illegal ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


World  (tags: humans, women, prostitution, Germany, protection )

Cher
- 3201 days ago - change.org
Prostitution is legal in Germany. Prostitutes may work as regular employees with contract, though the vast majority work independently. Brothels are registered businesses that do not need a special brothel license; if food and alcoholic drinks are



   

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Cher C (1424)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 11:50 am


Please sign Christiane's petition!!!

 

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 11:52 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

De L (321)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 1:32 pm
Noted and signed ~ thanks so much for posting this
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 1:51 pm
Done! Thank you!
 

Kit B (276)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 1:55 pm
I think this is one petition I can not sign. I would think that the prohibition of alcohol, and now of drugs would be enough to teach the real and concrete examples that prohibition only creates deep and violent crime. When prostitution is choice and not a part of human slavery then leave it alone. We can not be mind and body police to the human race.

This is the only part of the petition that makes sense and should indeed be addressed by child protection authorities.

"The children wait by supermarkets, restaurants and gas stations along the Czech motorways just across the border from Germany. Women offer young children less than six years old to the sex tourists, whereas the older children are usually accompanied by men or male teenagers. But eight-year-olds come along on their own and do their own negotiations about payment and sexual practices."
 

Tierney G (381)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 3:55 pm
Signed thanks Cher Kit makes a good point though
 

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 3:59 pm
Noted and signed
 

Angela Mccloud (0)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 4:14 pm
No to Prostitution anywhere on this Earth!!!!!!!!
 

Alicia V (181)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 4:33 pm
Signed and Noted. Trafficking is the worst. If you decide what to do with your body and enjoy it fine, but many people, women and men are doing it to make a living liking it or not plus their pimps or mafias, is a question of governments willing to have their people educated and helping them to be their best not selling themselves or being sold, with or without a contract.
 

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 4:36 pm
Noted and signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 4:48 pm
signed- thank you Cher!
 

Laurie IS AWAY S (128)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 5:56 pm
41 Signatures Goal: 400
11%You signed this petition on 09/11/10.

THX CHER :)
 

Jaclin S (230)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 6:27 pm
It is a frightening thing to think that children will do this to get money - my son told me that their are some girls young as 9,10,11 in Melbourne that use drugs and are used for posititution.
But as for prostitution being prohibited - I think not - it is a profession as old as the hills and it just IS. TY for the post. Peace & Harmony
 

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 6:43 pm
Signed with pleasure
 

Nuke P (4)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 7:02 pm
cant believe its legal there!..thanks Cher
 

Rebecca T (1)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 7:24 pm
I was ready to leave my own comment when I read Kit's post... she captured my sentiments exactly.
 

Terry B (649)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 7:54 pm
Legalize drugs and a good part of a lot of problems will go away. Have you ever seen a drunk in Italy? If so, it prolly a tourist for the Italian kids are introduced to the ups and downs of alcohol WITHIN THE FAMILY.

Many prostitutes got into the business to raise the huge amounts of money needed for drugs.

But I lived in a very small town in rural Nevada that had no doctor, no dentist, no lawyer, two casinos, and two legal brothels. We had one cop, whose job was largely picking dead tourists up off the freeway when they thought they could drive 100 mph across the desert. Nice peaceful town and the working ladies were not at all ostracized.

If it's voluntary, strictly adult, and medical and birth-control matters are properly attended to, who cares?
 

MmAway M (519)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 7:55 pm
Thank you Cher sadly only 45...

Gotta say that this will continue no matter what sadly...UMMM
 

MmAway M (519)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 7:58 pm
UGH... You can make everything legal and then it will not be as bad (SADLY) as it is now....Just driving down into the GUT of San Diego is heart hurting, but, UMMM if this was legal, we would have protection, for these people and the WAHOOS that get involved with them...Just my opinion!
 

Lisa P (63)
Monday September 20, 2010, 12:19 am
Signed and noted TY Cher
 

Mike L (59)
Monday September 20, 2010, 12:21 am
I just hate retoric like - "oldest job in the world" . It is nothing else than PURE sexism. Women have been seen as objects 4 thousand of years and been treated accordingly.

That is NOT a reason for anyone to accept it one minute more.
It's just one more "blaming the women" 4 mens unstoppable sexual urges.

Prostitution IS no better than the Taliban burqa to show women what they are worth and whos need, that should come first!


 

chris b (2474)
Monday September 20, 2010, 1:00 am
I agree with Kit! The criminalisation of the oldest profession will only serve to drive it underground and produce the hotchpotch of approaches to controlling the sex trade that we have in the UK for example. Criminality on the form of women and men snared into prostitution by drug addiction and thus needing to perform sex for money to feed their habit and many other associated anti social behaviours such as shoplifting etc. Disease is not monitored and the sporadic clampdowns on either the prostitutes or the punters does nothing to combat the pimps, whoremasters, traffickers and criminal gangs who control and facilitate this trade! The German model might not be perfect but the associated criminality and disease vector for stds etc is not the problem that it is in the UK. Far better for those who are happy to work in the sex trade to do so and be protected rather than have young people boys and girls forced into sex at gunpoint etc. The same with drugs legalise the product tax it and provide services to the addict from the taxation of legalised drugs which are produced pharmaceutically for pennies! Criminality in these areas is only big business because the products are illegal! Criminalising prostitution drives the modern day slavery of trafficking vulnerable people from places like eastern Europe to be used if not as sex slaves then domestic slves in many of the wealthy countries of the world from Saudi, Japan etc to the US and UK This problem is global like the associated criminality! Making it illegal will not make it go away!
 

Arild Warud (174)
Monday September 20, 2010, 2:42 am
#52 signed, TY Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 3:45 am
Why Germany thinks it must keep in step with its neighbours is beyond comprehension. This is dire.
 

Peggy A (109)
Monday September 20, 2010, 4:32 am
Already signed
 

. (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 5:34 am
I think prostitution should be legal everywhere (and carefully regulated and taxed). I lived in Germany for several years and actually knew one prostitute fairly well (she worked a spot right across the road from the Base Exchange and I talked to her often when I was walking back home from shopping.) And "Boots", as everyone called her informally, was in prostitution because it earned her a livable income and flexible hours (she was going to college part time). She had to undergo very frequent health checks by the authorities and paid taxes like any other worker. And she worked on her own - no pimps needed, of course. And she received the same protection by the police if she had a problem customer as any person would since she didn't have to hide her activities from law enforcement.

If we can give something away free quite legally - and we can have sex with any consenting adult if we wish - then I see no reason why we can't charge for it. I wouldn't want to be a prostitute; however, there are also many other jobs I wouldn't want to do.
 

Terry B (649)
Monday September 20, 2010, 6:50 am
I also lived in Germany for several years and at that time, during the Wall Years, in Berlin they sure as hell weren't allowed all over town as the article claims is now the case (and which I doubt). In West Berlin the Sperrgebiet limited them to Augsberger Strasse and a few isolated spots around a big club called the New Eden, and certain parts of Kreuzberg. In East Berlin they were around Friedrichstrasse Station and northwards. I never heard of any trouble in or about those areas, which were also perfectly safe just to wander around as the curious often did.

That was also the case when I lived near Nice, France, where you could see the cops checking medical records. They weren't there to bust the working girls, but to protect them.

WTH, anyone of either sex who marries for money is in the same category, but hypocritical.
 

Ira M (211)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:37 am
Signed and noted, thanks
 

ChanTlalok Rain C (363)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:37 am
thanx Cher for chering, agree with Lindsey, Kit B, and Chris B., God Bless you all CAre2 folks.
 

Terrie W (798)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:48 am
#60 You signed this petition on 09/20/10
 

Scott haakon (4)
Monday September 20, 2010, 12:28 pm
I am for legal prostitution!! The waste is billions of dollars by the prude and asexual to harm the rest of Us. Prostitution is legal in most of the world and should be! It is a private contract between two for services rendered. Nothing more!
The US needs to get over the fear and step into the light!
 

Krasimira B (175)
Monday September 20, 2010, 1:07 pm
Noted. Agree with Kit B.
 

. (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 1:35 pm
And the downside mentioned in the petition - child prostitution, etc. - is already illegal. So how will making consensual adult prostitution illegal do anything to solve the child prostitution problem? It's going to happen whether adult prostitution is legal or not.
 

Peter B (54)
Monday September 20, 2010, 1:36 pm
Noted and shared thankyou Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 1:49 pm
It's hard to believe there isn't a better way for these women to earn a living . . . . .
Heck, I've found a way, as has everyone else on this site.
It just seems immoral to me to sell ones body to a stranger for such a private, intamite act.
So many of them are supporting an expensive drug habit, otherwise, why the need for so much money?
And all the children thinking it's A-Okey as well!
 

Carol H (229)
Monday September 20, 2010, 4:46 pm
noted and signed. thanks Cher
 

Terry B (649)
Monday September 20, 2010, 4:58 pm
Karen, when you assume anything about "everyone else on this site" you are assuming facts not in evidence.

BTW, prostitutes don't sell their bodies, that's what people do who marry for money.

Protitutes just offer themselves for rent.
 

C. G (1)
Monday September 20, 2010, 5:14 pm
noted and signed
 

. (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 5:24 pm
I don't think that we should be criminalizing something merely because some consider the act to be 'immoral.' So long as the participants are consenting adults, it's all about choice. And when it comes to women, that's usually a big issue - a woman's right to have control over her own body. And if that control doesn't include the right to have sex with whom she wants under any terms she chooses, then she really doesn't have control, does she? And even if some feel it's a foolish choice - well, we have the right to be foolish.

What we have to remember is that not everyone thinks the same or cares about the same things in life.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:44 pm
I did not sign it because prostitution should be legal. Prostitution is a job and it involves people who are consentual. When it involves children and kidnapped people it is called traficking and that is a crime because the children and kidnapped people did not give their consent and did not decided to become a prostitute.
 

Agnes W (141)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 3:32 am
signed
 

Theo Roropoulos (19)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 3:38 am
anything to stop trafficing&prostitution.No 8year old does this out of clear consciousness Kit
 

Past Member W (257)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 5:36 pm
SIGNED # 81
 

Michela M (3964)
Sunday October 3, 2010, 11:14 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
 
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