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Legalizing Prostitution In India?

In India, Women's Issues on December 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

A judge’s comment has moved sex workers to move for legalizing prostitution in at least 5 states in India.

Gut instinct says why not? Governments cannot stop people from having sex…in whatever form they choose. So if a woman, or man, chooses it as a career, governments really have no business interfering.

But that gut instinct is quickly followed by an instant reaction against it. Because when it comes to marginalized people, ‘choice’ is relative. And we don’t know enough about the psychological, emotional and physical impact this decision might have.

It’s a topic to explore further. One pro and con argument is here, and the site also includes its version of the history of prostitution.


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