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Dear Amy,

I'm currently researching whether prostitution should be a punishable offense in our society. In other words, should prostitutes be punished, or should prostitution be legalized?

What do you think?

Thank you .

   

My personal perspective is that prostitution should be legalized -- therefore it can be formalized as a profession. Under no circumstances do I think the women who prostitute themselves should be criminalized.

However, I do think those who employ prostitutes should be exposed -- it's their demand that creates the supply -- plus by exposing this half of the exchange -- it keeps it from being an entirely female problem.

I hope that perspective helps,

-- Amy