Freedom. Period. This law isn’t just stupid, it’s evil. There has never, ever, ever been a shred of evidence to support the notion that we can debate about whether or not prostitution can be allowed to happen. It will happen. It’s just where, how, and how badly people get hurt. Once decriminalized, any “victim-less crime” can be regarded as a health issue and pretty much solved through voluntary treatment, and of course education and support. And for a tiny fraction of the cost.
Can she mark it as an business expense? Advertising I think.
Regardless of whether or not you support the legalization of prostitution it’s pretty sick to make prostitutes register as sexual offenders. That should be a category reserved for rapist and others who commit sexually based crimes against those who aren’t willing. I sure as hell hope johns are added to this list of sexual offenders.
The fun bit is that, in the event of emergency (say, hurricane/flood), sex offenders must report to specific shelters designated for their use.
Yup. We’re going to take already marginalized, vulnerable women, let them get well and truly freaked out by the next big natural disaster to hit NOLA, and then shove them in a building full of real sex offenders.
And this is why we oppose cruel and unusual punishments for everyone. Because when we start making exceptions, even for the scum of the earth, it threatens the rights of everyone. It sets a precedent that puts everyone in danger of losing their rights.
Sex offender registration laws are a bad idea even when we’re applying them to the most depraved child rapists out there (those people you keep in prison instead of sending back out into the community with a scarlet letter), but maybe this attempt (far from an isolated incident) to expand the scope of these stupid and dangerous laws will snap people out of their “first they came for…” style complacency.