Last updated on: 1/2/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

John Ince, LLB Biography

Title:
Founder and Leader of the Sex Party
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he law forces prostitution into the underground where prostitutes become easy targets for pimps, criminals gangs, and violent clients. Anti-prostitution policies also ensure that sex work is conducted entirely in secret, and this is damaging to the psychological health of the practitioners. If sex work were regulated like any other occupation, sex workers could band together, work in partnerships, form support groups, have unions or professional associations, and define ethical and health standards. When their business is illegal they can do none of that. Their work is often difficult, and they must toil apart from any social support.”

The Politics of Lust, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Joyshift, June 2014-present
  • Co-owner, The Art of Loving, 2002-present
  • Founder and Leader, Sex Party (Canadian Political Party), 2005-2012
  • Founder, The Erosha School of Erotic Massage
  • Attorney for over 20 years
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
Education:
  • LLB, Law, University of British Columbia Law School, 1977
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution a Threat to Marriage?
  2. What Is Prostitution?