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)
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)