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AmericanWolf April 7th, 2016 3:55pm

Today, France's National Assembly voted 64-12 to outlaw the hiring of prostitutes.

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PresWK Minnesota
04/07/16 4:56 pm

France is the California/New York of Europe, full of liberals with bad hygienic practice and run by a government that passes useless nanny state laws

evoecon nearest binary system
04/07/16 4:00 pm

Just for late nights at the National Assembly.

gow488 Korea
04/07/16 1:22 pm

It should be legal.

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garrry Anchorite
04/07/16 12:05 pm

So they together voted that they would never hire prostitutes? What was it the Prime Ministers bachelor party and they were just looking out for him???

donkong Hanoverian
04/07/16 10:23 am

Whew! Problem solved

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Seneca imbeciles for trump
04/07/16 10:06 am

Maybe now they can get some work done in the National Assembly.

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sydwel
04/07/16 9:28 am

Prostitutes will also no longer be fined or jailed for public solicitation.

skinner Jersey City
04/07/16 9:15 am

I'm very proud of France today

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Luftwaffe South of Heaven
04/07/16 8:57 am

This law makes no sense, it's legal to be a prostitute but it's illegal to pay for sex. It's like if it was legal to deal drugs, but illegal to buy them.

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skinner Jersey City
04/07/16 9:17 am

The idea is that prostitutes are the victims of prostitution. They are forced into the "industry" by either economic or physical coercion often at young ages and across national boundaries

EquaISideEcon more conservative than u
04/07/16 2:26 pm

So what are they going to do now to make up for lost income?

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
04/07/16 4:05 pm

Yeah you know who else is forced into their positions due to economic hardships? Drug Dealers see my example above. The prostitutes should at least go to rehab but it makes no sense that prostitution us illegal but being a prostitute is legal.

skinner Jersey City
04/07/16 5:57 pm

Prostitutes, as the service of the operation, necessarily are the victims of prostitution because they take on the physical and psychological harms of the industry without even receiving the reward that is generally distributed to the pimps and traffickers. By contrast, drug dealers, as the sellers of the product, take on no necessary physical or psychological harm from the toxins they sell and necessarily reap all the benefits in capital.

skinner Jersey City
04/07/16 6:00 pm

Equal: We believe society should offer a better free market system to stimulate job creation. We need to fight a robust war on poverty that shifts away from the failed policies of the last fifty years. When we start stripping away taxes, regulations, and other government intrusions that distort the market, then it will be much easier for the working class to get a job that they enjoy and that does not engender the kind of harms associated with prostitution or drug dealing.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
04/07/16 6:01 pm

Drug dealers gave to go through dangerous situations and may suffer from mental issues of those deals that didn't go as planned. Even some drug dealers have to reply to a higher order to get the drugs which is quite dangerous.

Before you say that Prostitutes don't hurt people, they do. They spread STDS which can ruin lives, as with the effects of dangerous drugs.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
04/07/16 6:01 pm

Ignore the first sentence
drug dealers go through*

EquaISideEcon more conservative than u
04/08/16 8:51 am

A car may also ruin lives. The ability to ruin lives is not equal toward ruining a life. The moment we begin to prosecute ability to cause harm is the moment that we embrace thoughtcrime. We have laws on the books that protects people if they are victims. But only if they're victims.

As to affecting prostitutes from themselves, we must leave responsibility to care for oneself with oneself. If they do not believe the negatives outweigh the benefits they will do it

skinner Jersey City
04/08/16 10:21 am

Sure. The difference is that drug dealers do not necessarily incur any of these harms and the people they sell drugs to necessarily do feel these harms. Likewise, prostitutes necessarily do incur physical and mental harms from the job they are forced to perform while the johns do not necessarily contract sexually transmitted infections.

Equal: You make an extremely erroneous assumption that all interactions are voluntary when I have demonstrated that most prostitutes are in their so-called profession because of the coercive structures of our society. Being a prostitute is not analogous to someone choosing to smoking weed, it's more comparable to slavery or indentured servitude.