Death by ignorance

Read more at Two more dead prostitutes and still the UK won’t change the law.

I’ll point out the obvious – I’ve never used one and I sorely doubt I ever will. However, even the UK law states that a woman can recieve money in exchange for sexual favours, so prostitution is legal. However… a woman can’t advertise – that’s “solicitation”. She can’t work out of the same premises as another prostitute. As well as being safer, it’s “running a brothel”. She can’t pick someone up in a car on a well-lit street – “kerb crawling”. Her partner can’t help her and spend her income – or he’s guilty of “living off immoral earnings”.

Essentially, while prostitution itself is actually legal, everything around it is not, leading to the shady world that most prostitutes end up working in and therefore vastly increasing the danger they put themselves into. If they’re going to do it, they’re going to do it. So why not follow on from the Europe we’re all supposed to be part of and legalise and regulate it?

Increased revenue from income tax would help cover mandatory health checks. Premises would be placed in non-residential areas to avoid problems with families not wanting their kids to see “ladies of the night” selling their wares outside the garden gate. Policing would be easier and safety increased by allowing brothels to exist.

Or as a nation are we really that ashamed to admit that women would receive money for sex (or that men would pay for such a thing) that we’re prepared to let death, disease, drugs and violence result from our ignorance?

OK, so that was rhetorical but I think the answer’s an obvious “yes”. Shitty country. No wonder I prefer NZ.

8 thoughts on “Death by ignorance”

  1. Living in Cambridge means that we are near Suffolk. This has meant that we’ve heard loads of stuff about women not going out at night and how it’s safe for women in groups. But miraculous as it sounds, NO police officers are still seen on the streets since this started.

  2. This surprises me exactly not at all. Last I read they reckon a fourth is now missing. I expect this to be higher by the time I check the news later.

  3. it’s now 5.

    other than the rather sick text messages that I keep getting (at least two of my friends are going to hell), the main problem for me is that the press have dubbed the kiler “The Ripper”.

    just what we need – a serial killer getting a more inflated ego over what they have done.

  4. Yeah, I noticed about another one. He’s going through them very quickly as well. Question is how quickly is he actually killing them or are we just going through a spate of bodies being found very quickly?

    And why am I saying “he” all the time? That’s a bit of an assumption in itself.

  5. two people in custody.
    one who admitted to using their servicese and being something of a protector to the girls, and another one yesterday.

    hopefully this is the last of it.

  6. Update.
    the police have charged somebody with the murders. However, the first poor bloke the press went to town on has been released on bail. think he’ll ever get a job again?

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