Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sex Workers

I have been thinking hard about a new topic of discussion. Something that may bring about some interesting comments. Something that may get people riled up. Something that isn't abortion. And then I hit upon it! Yesterday, while Nick and I were driving home, I got to talking to him about morality and legality. Or rather, prostitution. I was wondering whether or not it should be legalized because then it would be better regulated, safer, and sex workers could have unions - like they do in Amsterdam! And so we discussed WHY something that's the world's oldest profession and is obviously NOT going to go away would be illegal. Is it because having sex is illegal. No. Selling things that you own illegal. No. Now, I'd agree that if someone were forced to become a prostitute that should be illegal. But if I decided to go out tonight and sleep with some guy for a hundred bucks WHY should I be arrested? Did they guy force me? No. Do I not own my body? Well, I consider it mine. Certainly if the guy raped me that would be a crime - because no one should force you to give up your body without your permission right? So WHY is prostitution illegal? Should it be or is it just because people are willing to force their morality on others? And what about those women (or girls) who don't have any skills and are so desperate that they become prostitutes? Isn't that a form of force? But then, if it's legal, there could be regulations regarding age and situation, etc. It's just an interesting question.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

New Year

Well, a new year is upon us again. I think this one is going to be a hard one. Big decisions, possibly some tragedies. But I also think there will be some fantastic moments because
I have a new job.
My family is planning a huge reunion in the Black Hills in July.
I am planning on doing some kind of traveling, though I don't know where yet, or even with whom.
I will be starting a grad school and finally starting to finish up with school and becoming a librarian.