Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Germany is one of several European nations where prostitution is legal. Germany came late to this game, in 2002. In only four years, it built up a work force some 400,000 strong for its multibillion-dollar annual prostitution business....
My admiration for relaxed European attitudes toward sex comes to an excruciatingly cacophonous halt on the issue of legalized prostitution.
Women's-rights activists believe the German government's sanctioning of sex services for World Cup visitors will drive the illicit international trade in sex trafficking. This, in turn, could force thousands of unwilling women into prostitution.
Whether women enter the sex trade willingly or not, no government should sanction prostitution. By its very nature, prostitution is demeaning to women and encourages anti-social, some would say depraved, behavior by men.
...German officials... should ban prostitution altogether."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Host, To the Contrary, Public Broadcast Service (PBS), 1992-present
Weekly Syndicated Columnist, Scripps Howard News Service
Legal Affairs Correspondent, Mutual/NBC Radio Network, 1989-1998
Best Radio Journalism, National Press Club Award, 1990
Best Documentary, American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), 1990