Since we are not talking about Melbourne...
Nor about lawyers...
You seem wildly off topic.
I would just like to clarify something with you wetcoaster , it was you that started a personal dialogue with me , replying to one of my posts .
You also know that i live in melbourne , i have informed you of this fact on at least one occassion, so where exactly do you think my experiences in the matter we are discussing , have taken Place ?
This is an issue that i feel very strongly about , and just because you have seen the absolute worst of prostitution does not mean that your experiences are common place.
In Canada, the buying and selling of sexual services are legal, but most surrounding activities, such as public communication for the purpose of prostitution, brothels and procuring are offences under the criminal law.
While the prohibition of the activities surrounding the sex trade makes it difficult to practice prostitution without breaking any law, the act of exchanging sex for money has never been illegal in Canada, a situation which has created and continues to create confusion and controversy.
The prostitution laws have been largely unchanged since the early 19th century despite frequent commissions, studies and constitutional challenges since the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982. There are currently a number of constitutional challenges in process, one of which has been partially upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal, but the federal government announced they are appealing this decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
There is a general agreement that the status quo of prostitution in Canada is problematic, but there is no consensus on what should be done. There is an ideological disagreement between those who want to see prostitution eliminated, generally because they view it either as an exploitative or unacceptable part of society, and those who view prostitution as a transaction between consenting adults and advocate decriminalization.
The current Conservative government is in favour of stronger sanctions, having rejected recommendations from the 2006 parliamentary committee for reform, an agenda which had been a matter of discussion since the 1985 Fraser report. wikipedia
Maybe it is the archiac nature of the laws in your country, that relate to prostitution, that cause many of the problems that you have mentioned
Here are some facts to back up my assertion , that most sexworkers in melbourne, CHOOSE to be sex workers , and choose to do this not because they are drug addicts , but because of the financial reward
Students turn to sex work to help pay for university
March 2, 2008
HUNDREDS of university students in Victoria have turned to prostitution to pay their way through higher education, The Sunday Age has learnt.
Up to 40% of the female sex workers in Melbourne's brothels are attending the city's eight universities and other colleges.
Many of the women cite the costs of course fees, increased rent and a rise in the general cost of living for their decision to join the "oldest profession".
One 22-year-old Monash student, who has been working as a prostitute and escort for 18 months, told The Sunday Age: "In an ideal world I wouldn't be doing this work but it's well paid and there's no way I could afford to complete university and live out of home if I had any other part-time job."
The huge earning potential for these girls is the biggest attraction of sex work. According to managers at numerous brothels across the city, a pretty woman can pocket as much as $1400 on a busy night.
Nearly all the brothels contacted by The Sunday Age this week admitted they had students working in their establishments. Many said that between 40% and 50% of their girls were in full-time education.
Glen Barnes, general manager at Melbourne's largest brothel, the Daily Planet, said that university students often made the best workers. He explained: "We've got nearly 200 girls on our books and I'd say at least 35% are students, and they're nearly always a pleasure to deal with.
"Typically they're very career-oriented and know exactly what they want to get out of the job. Going to uni is obviously getting more and more expensive, and for many who haven't got wealthy parents, this is the best way to make ends meet. Most of the girls say it's the rising costs of fees and being a student in an expensive city like Melbourne that is making them consider the sex industry.
"We're happy to have them and try to provide an environment which supports them. That means that if it's quiet and they're not with a client we allow them to get out their laptops and study in a spare room."
Although there is no official register of sex workers in Melbourne's brothels, industry insiders believe there are up to 2000 women who are selling their bodies in the city.
A spokeswoman for Top of the Town, another large brothel in the CBD, with about 90 girls on its books, said that girls from all backgrounds were involved."You really can't generalise about the type of girl that will become a sex worker," she said
Edited by The Ratiocinator, 26 October 2012 - 01:06 AM.