See. Prostitution is a business. Like all other businesses. One party wants to have sex. Another is willing to give it in exchange for money. Morality is infused into this and women, who are mostly the givers are shamed for this role of supply while men who mostly are the takers, are not. Which is hypocritical to say the least. And there will be no supply if there is no demand. And as demand is primarily from the men, it is they who should be shamed and called names like whores. But this IS is a patriarchal society, and men have to be not blamed. All blame, all shame should be with women.
What this is in the core of it all, is a power play, as all almost everything boils down to a power play and money. It is about not letting the prostitutes have power. To decide on their own who they transact business with. So make it immoral, make it invisible and bring in pimps and the cartels they work for and you own these women and their bodies and you make huge money. Because from the beginning of time till the end, men will want a place to stick their dicks into, and prostitution will always be a business that is timeless. Like religion.
Remove the middleman. Legalise prostitution. Who loses?
The pimps. The cartels. The underground. The police who get paid off to turn the other eye.
Who wins? The prostitutes. The women who no longer have to be ashamed of who they are due to the dubious shaming by society for merely offering what men want . Now prostitutes- and there are male prostitutes too, mind you – earn their own money. They can set up their own brothels. Govt regulates them, like construction, energy, law, architects are regulated. Its all above board. How on Earth can you then use kids in this picture when there are actual rules and regulations ? How is human trafficking even possible when you fill up forms and get license to practise and there is an actual body that both protects, regulates and ensures fairness of execution?
In the absence of this regulation, prostitutes are condemned to a lifetime of nothingness, their bodies ravaged for practically nothing, used and shot by pimps when not useful, and shamed by society as the dregs of humanity. They have no worth, no future, and because they are cheap slaves, the trafficking is rife. More suffer this way, and their babies are born to continue this lifetime of misery.