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SC Tells Govt to Legalise Sex Trade to Curb Trafficking

World  (tags: Prostitution, Supreme Court, New Delhi, Sex )

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre whether it could legalise prostitution if it wasn't possible to curb it.


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Tierney G (381)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 6:24 am
OMG NO this is wrong! They just wnat to make money off these poor women. Outraged!!
Thanks Alisa

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 1:07 pm
This is insane. Now I have heard just about everything.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 4:38 pm
""When you say it is the world's oldest profession and when you are not able to curb it by laws, why don't you legalise it? You can then monitor the trade, rehabilitate and provide medical aid to those involved," Justices Dalveer Bhandari and AK Patnaik told Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam.

The court said legalising sex trade would be a better option to avoid trafficking of women and pointed out that nowhere in the world was prostitution curbed by punitive measures. "

Thank you Alisa for posting.

Amanda R (10)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 7:06 pm
I think legalization may help in certain areas (making sure women are protected from violence, rape, and death, providing them with medical services). It's not all bad. I have no idea though how this is going to curb child prostitution. It will always be there. The best option (instead of legalizing) is to pour that funding into job training and social services for families which will allow poorer families (like those women forced into prostitution) to send their children to job training and school rather than worrying about where they are going to get their next meal and pushing their children into work as a consequence!

Sir Walk F (124)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 7:19 pm
I agree with Amanda. Legalized prostitution actually benefits prostitutes, because it keeps it from the black market, corrupt cops, abusive pimps and clients, and all the other dangerous aspects of the 'trade' that exist because it is forced underground.

This is not to be taken as my approval of Prostitution, by the way. just pointing out the reality of the situation.

the movement that legalized prostitution in Nevada was lead by women with a very pro-feminist bent. The worst thing possible for prostitutes is for prostitution to remain illegal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 7:21 pm
I have been saying that for ages. The Supreme Court tells Govt. what most modern thinkers say. I also believe that legalizing sex trade could curb the illegal trafficking and rapes etc. too. But there are also cons and there might be problems in society if sex trade is brought too much into the open. It should be legalized but the govt. should also take proper actions so that it does not affect family and social life.

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Camille H (97)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 9:28 pm
Legalization is the correct path. But I do not know how to protect children in India.

Dee C (23)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 2:33 am
Those that rape..rape out of a very violent action..this would do nothing to stop the rapists..

Nor would this do anything whatsoever to help the thousands of children that are shuffled through the sex trade..
Sex trade trafficking has little to do with just prostitution..It is making sex slaves of and children..all for profit and control..

Legalization is not the answer..

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:05 am
I am in favor of legalization- women should be able to support themselves how they choose. But that's ADULT women (or men, I suppose, didn't intend to be sexist there!). Children should be absolutely unwaveringly protected!

Cheree M (46)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 3:52 am
CRAZY... Thanks Alisa.

. (0)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 11:02 am
This is totally absurd... women should not be exploited and all this is, is another route in which women can be abused and used... it gives out the wrong message regarding women and leads to child trafficking in prostitution.. there has to be education and better benefits given to women, so that they do not have to enter this profession.. it is degrading and humiliating and destroys their lives as they take drugs in order to cope with the stress related to this horrible profession..

Pat Prest (50)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:12 pm
I think someone is playing a joke on the public!

Soon it will be like some countries in Europe and the government will be demanding the prostitutes pay "INCOME TAX" on their earnings.

I cant think of a better way of paying down the countries debt!
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