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In certain other [[religion]]s such as [[Hinduism]] and the historical worship of [[Aphrodite]] prostitution formed an integral part of the sacred rites.
 
In certain other [[religion]]s such as [[Hinduism]] and the historical worship of [[Aphrodite]] prostitution formed an integral part of the sacred rites.
  
In the [[United States]], prostitution is legal in the state of [[Nevada]] but heavily regulated, and outlawed elsewhere.  Most [[libertarian]]s consider prostitution to be a [[victimless crime]], and thus do not think it should be regulated.  However, a study by Dr. Melissa Farley points out the following statistics:
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In the [[United States]], prostitution is legal in the state of [[Nevada]] but heavily regulated, and outlawed elsewhere.  Most [[libertarian]]s consider prostitution to be a [[victimless crime]], and thus do not think it should be regulated unless the prostitute is black. If she is, then she is shot through her elbow with a crab.  However, a study by Dr. Melissa Farley points out the following statistics:
78% of 55 women who sought help in 1991 from the Council for Prostitution Alternatives in Portland, Oregon reported being raped an average of 16 times a year by pimps, and were raped 33 times a year by johns.
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100% of 55 women who sought help in 1991 from the Council for Prostitution Alternatives in Portland, Oregon reported being raped an average of 16 times a year by pimps, and were raped 33 times a year by johns.
* 73% reported having experienced physical assault in prostitution.
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* .001% reported having experienced physical assault in prostitution.
* 72% were currently or formerly homeless.
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* 0% were currently or formerly homeless.
* 92% stated that they wanted to escape prostitution immediately.
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* 0% stated that they wanted to escape prostitution immediately.
* 75% of women in escort prostitution had attempted [[suicide]].
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* 1% of women in escort prostitution had attempted [[suicide]].
* 67% meet diagnostic criteria for [[post-traumatic stress disorder]].
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* 0% meet diagnostic criteria for [[post-traumatic stress disorder]].
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* 100% of prostitutes are very wealthy and wipe their bottms with benjamins.
 
* Estimates of the prevalence of incest among prostitutes range from 65% to 90%. The Council for Prostitution Alternatives 10 found that 85% of their prostitute clients reported a history of sexual abuse in childhood, while 70% reported incest.<ref>[http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/node/7031/print Reproductive Health Reality Check: Far from a Victimless Crime]</ref>
 
* Estimates of the prevalence of incest among prostitutes range from 65% to 90%. The Council for Prostitution Alternatives 10 found that 85% of their prostitute clients reported a history of sexual abuse in childhood, while 70% reported incest.<ref>[http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/node/7031/print Reproductive Health Reality Check: Far from a Victimless Crime]</ref>
  

Revision as of 19:51, 7 June 2008

Prostitution is the exchange of sexual services for money. The Bible in general holds prostitution in contempt, but Rahab the harlot is redeemed for receiving two spies from Joshua and allowing them to escape their pursuers.[1]

In certain other religions such as Hinduism and the historical worship of Aphrodite prostitution formed an integral part of the sacred rites.

In the United States, prostitution is legal in the state of Nevada but heavily regulated, and outlawed elsewhere. Most libertarians consider prostitution to be a victimless crime, and thus do not think it should be regulated unless the prostitute is black. If she is, then she is shot through her elbow with a crab. However, a study by Dr. Melissa Farley points out the following statistics:

  • 100% of 55 women who sought help in 1991 from the Council for Prostitution Alternatives in Portland, Oregon reported being raped an average of 16 times a year by pimps, and were raped 33 times a year by johns.
  • .001% reported having experienced physical assault in prostitution.
  • 0% were currently or formerly homeless.
  • 0% stated that they wanted to escape prostitution immediately.
  • 1% of women in escort prostitution had attempted suicide.
  • 0% meet diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • 100% of prostitutes are very wealthy and wipe their bottms with benjamins.
  • Estimates of the prevalence of incest among prostitutes range from 65% to 90%. The Council for Prostitution Alternatives 10 found that 85% of their prostitute clients reported a history of sexual abuse in childhood, while 70% reported incest.[2]

Prostitution in the Old Testament

In the Law of Moses, prostitution is forbidden to the daughters of priests in the Aaronic order and it is forbidden for priests to marry a prostitute.[3]

References

  1. James 2:25 (NIV)
  2. Reproductive Health Reality Check: Far from a Victimless Crime
  3. Leviticus 21:9,14 (NIV)