Tell me, who is more pathetic - the whore or the client?For the same reason why we have a minimum wage we also prevent people from selling themselves for money. For the same reason we don't crap on the ground we don't allow people to go naked into human sewage. It degrades all of society for the benefit of a few pimps and scumbags.
Let them find work some other way or get welfare or move abroad. The women are degraded by it but i am also prepared to consider re-evaluating an opinion of them as 'victims' in all of this too - especially in a country like Ireland which is not exactly Bangkok.
The whore gets well paid for an easy job. The client has to pay to get any sort of a _job.
I'd agree with you completely if i thought you could stop prostitution. However, given that we will never stop it we have to choose the best of a lot of bad options.
- Allow it to happen unregulated, ensuring that there is massive risks all round.
- Regulate it to ensure that the women are not abused/mistreated and the client is safe.
Effectively banning it would be best but its not an option I'm afraid.