Monday, September 08, 2008

No on K

San Francisco ballot measure K to decriminalize prostitution is a bad idea; sex slavery should be abolished, not encouraged. Sweden got it right in protecting women and children by making procuring and trafficking for sex a crime, not the selling. By curbing demand and outlawing pimping, the levels of violence against women took a nosedive, something that has not happened wherever prostitution has been decriminalized.

San Franciscans are right about not blaming the victims of globalized poverty and crime, now they need to get their minds right about how to help them escape the brutal violence of prostitution--violence that takes place daily in both legalized and decriminalized jurisdictions.

San Francisco is often in the avant garde of social change for justice, it's still not too late for them to get this one right, too.


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