Today's poll question; do you think that prostitution should be legal? An Ontario Judge has decided that the current laws endanger the lives women and is not constitutional. The governing Conservatives have decided to appeal the ruling, and I am assuming that this will be placed into their election platform. I understand the need to discourage young women from entering this profession, and yet if they do there is a high risk of serious harm. Demand creates supply and so long as the demand exists, there will always be supply. Prostitutes are the number one victim of serial killers, something that I might tell my niece to discourage her from ever taking up that career, but still not a fate that I want to see other girls exposed to. I am conflicted on this issue. I generally favour the decriminalization of prostitution, but would not support any of the women in my family entering the profession.
I suppose that makes me a hypocrite. Where do you stand?