it should be legal (prostitution) and taxed. I agree. the ladies can get health care and police protection and pay taxes
I agree, they can also go for regular sexually transmitted disease testing to provent further spread of HIV and other health issues.
Fair enough but the Dutch are very smart people.
I absolutely agree with this, they make the rest of Europe look like we are living in the dark ages.
Brothels and Poland? Hmm...now that depends on the mafia's powers of persuasion. The mafia often get their way.
This would be my main concern if brothels were to open up here.
There is supposedly one on the road just south of Bialystok, on the way to Warszawa. I supposedly saw it from afar.
I drive through Poland often and I always see prostitutes near the forests.
It does not look safe for them.
My main concern about prostitution would be the prostitutes themselves.
Wether prostitution is legal or not is almost irrelevant as it will continue anyway but to have legal working brothels where these girls were looked after and regularly checked is the better option.
As I said before the mafia would be my main concern here but the Mafia seem to flourish more dealing in illegal things.
The open sale of allegedly "safe and harmless" marijuana, once hailed by potheads and assorted anarcho-libertines as something oh so "progessive", has turned Amsterdam into the drug capital of Europe. This goes far beyond hemp extracts and includes all manner of opium, cocaine, amphetamine, etc. derivatives toxifying countries and destroyuign young lives all over the continent.
I don't know how this got in to a thread about prostitutes but your argument (for it is an argument against) seems not to have a problem with cannabis but the other harder drugs.
With all drugs there is use and abuse, people have to learn how to use these responsibly.
Also the Dutch authorities have always held a tight grip and cracked down when necessary, nothing new there.
I think it has become the "drug capital of Europe" as you say, because it is one of the few places where cannabis is decriminalized. If other countries did this, I do not think it would be so bad.
But these are just my opinions and my opinions could change because really it is up to the individual.
Again the Mafia and other gangsters make huge profits out of illegal substances, so maybe it is not such a bad idea to take away their "bread and butter"?.