According to Russian diplomats, Russia cannot discriminate on anyone because their constitution forbids them to do so. But this was negated in the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses’ Article 6.21 where it was stated that government officials can fine or arrest individuals who were accused of giving information to minors that make LGBT attractive to them or display LGBT propaganda that is accessible to minors.Read More
The lazy would opt to simply disburse and lavish taxpayers’ money on companies and organizations that can facilitate the purchase and distribution of medications for the poor. While this is a noble deed, providing free medicines to those who cannot afford such, this is just a temporary relief which does nothing to address the root cause.Read More
Recent news regarding Canada striking down their prostitution laws has brought to my attention a topic that has been around for the longest time – Prostitution. The legality of one of the world’s oldest professions has been a hot topic in the past few years. This is because many countries and states have taken action to legalize and regulate prostitution. Although prostitution will probably not be widely legalized in the next few years, I think that doing so would be the wiser choice.
Safer and Healthier
Legalizing prostitution would make its practice a lot safer and healthier for prostitutes and clients alike. Many countries which allow prostitution also require these prostitutes to get routine check-ups and mandatorily use condoms. This would help a great deal in preventing the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Legalizing prostitution could also prevent violence against these prostitutes as many illegal prostitutes are prone to violence and rape. Most of these victims do not go to the proper authorities because their profession in question is illegal and therefore no justice is served.
Better Benefits and More Tax Revenue
By legalizing prostitution and acknowledging it as a plausible profession, prostitutes are given Labor rights and can apply for more benefits such as a Social Security. Making prostitution a legal profession would mean that it applies to all Labor laws and policies as well; this means that the business of prostitution and the prostitutes themselves would be taxed. The government loses out on numerous untaxed activities of illegal prostitution that go on every day.
Prostitution Can Be Regulated
Let’s face it, prostitution is not going anywhere. It has been around since the beginning of civilization and it is too difficult to control for it to be abolished completely. Legalizing prostitution would make it much easier for the government to monitor and regulate it. The association of prostitution with other illegal trades such as drugs and human trafficking would also be lessened and/or easily monitored.
Arguably, the pros of legalizing prostitution outweigh the cons. This is why I believe that legalizing it would be the wiser thing to do. However, due to many religious and political complications in many countries, it makes the possibility of legalization in numerous countries slim.Read More