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Surely [Leviticus]] 21 is not the only Old Testament prohibition against prostitution. --Ed Poor 20:21, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

So go find some others. --Gulik3 23:07, 21 May 2007 (EDT)

Mary Magdalene?

I've been taught my whole life that it is disrespectful to Mary Magdalene to think that she is the woman mentioned in this event. As far as I know, the Bible doesn't mention her here at all; have things been proven otherwise? I looked through the history of the article and saw that there was some debate about this earlier, but didn't see anything here on the talk page. I've added a fact template so that a proper citation can be added. Jinkas 16:01, 1 August 2007 (EDT)

Blaming the victim

This article reflects a viewpoint that prostitutes (women and girls) are voluntary "sex workers", a view common in UN-type publications. It's not true:

Some people do not want an equal, sharing relationship. They do not want to be nice. They do not want to ask. They like the power involved in buying a human being who can be made to do almost anything.

Sweden criminalized the purchase of sex, putting the blame on the "johns" rather than the women. That reduced prostitution 95%. --Ed Poor Talk 23:54, 18 January 2010 (EST)