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is there and 'official' feminist view on prostitution? and what is it?

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ohnoitshimagain Fri 27-Dec-13 09:48:26

hi, just signed up and want to get to the bottom of this issue

ok, I'm sure there's not an official view as such, but how about a consensus or just your own personal view on this topic

1. Should prostitution be fully legalised including brothels?

I believe it should in the modern day, because of freedom

and I'm talking here about female prostitutes and male clients

hope to hear some responses, thanks, btw I"m a man

LurcioLovesFrankie Tue 11-Mar-14 14:22:44

Insuburbian - I can only assume from your last post that you have never actually had consensual, mutually enjoyable sex. What an absolutely ridiculous thing to post.

What most women want is to have enjoyable sex -whether casual or committed will depend on the individual and the circumstances - with partners of their choosing. Those are the crucial words - of their choosing. Flashing wads of cash at desperate women removes that option from them.

insuburbian Tue 11-Mar-14 14:30:42

Feminists see sex as "special" that should only be done by people in love?

So don't you want one night stands illegal as well?

insuburbian Tue 11-Mar-14 14:31:24

btw since when did you become the official spokesperson for "most women"?

LurcioLovesFrankie Tue 11-Mar-14 14:35:19

Funnily enough, nowhere in my post did I mention the word "love" - all I said was "enjoyable... with partners of their choosing". I guess you're not big on the female partner enjoying, or even choosing to have the experience. Which really tells me rather more about you and your deeply unpleasant attitudes towards women than it does about women in general or feminists in particular.

In misrepresenting my post the way you have, you're showing yourself to be either disingenuous, or thick as pigshit, or both... Hope that helps to clear things up for you.

insuburbian Tue 11-Mar-14 14:37:24

I mean feminism in general. They dislike prostitution because the parties involved are not in love with each other. But the same can also be said for one night stands, so why not ban them?

LurcioLovesFrankie Tue 11-Mar-14 14:41:24

You do realise you're making yourself look completely ridiculous, right? Feminists object because of the element of financial coercion and objectification. We could not give a stuff about whether the two parties in a freely chosen casual one night stand are in love or not, so long as both parties want to be there and are enjoying the experience. Perhaps you are confusing feminism and religious fundamentalism? After all, you don't come across as terribly bright. Or perhaps you're choosing not to.

PenguinsEatSpinach Tue 11-Mar-14 14:50:47

Oh yes, silly little me. The myriad objections to prostitution are all about the fact that the couple aren't in love. That's the issue.

Christ on a bike.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 11-Mar-14 15:05:52


Feminists want to get rid of fornication and restrict sex to loving married couples? Think you are confusing us with the Christian Right. Easily done, we're both well into patriarchial religion and banning abortion.

No, wait ...

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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