Don’t think much of this solution, no

Julie Bindel argues convincingly that legalising prostitution is not the best way to prevent women and girls from abuse and exploitation by pimps (The case against legalising prostitution, 11 October). However, history has demonstrated that abolition does not prevent this either. The solution may be to set up state-run brothels throughout the UK.

The management could ensure that all the sex workers were over 18 and consenting; sex workers could receive help with any alcohol, drug or other problems; and counselling and advice in areas such as jobs, benefits and housing could be offered to those who wished to move away from sex work. They would be working in a supervised environment, to greatly increase safety, and any violent users could be banned and, of course, arrested and prosecuted.

It’s not actually necessary for an organisation to be state run for Plod to do his job. In fact, given that it’s already true that prostitution itself is legal in the UK sex workers do indeed call in Plod at times.

But then think of state run – rather than state licensed – brothels. The plethora of anti-ageism, anti-sexism, anti-racism, anti-fat shaming, anti-lookism that will descend…..to say nothing of the state setting of prices.

33 thoughts on “Don’t think much of this solution, no”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    The National Shagging Service? To just think about it is to …. weep.

    The British Army used to run whorehouses during the war. In the best British socialist manner, you had to queue up to get your ration book stamped, had to fill out some forms, had your medical check, got your officially-approved inch-thick condom, and then you could shag some fat fifty year old Egyptian bint.

    Yeah. Let’s do that again.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    The plethora of anti-ageism, anti-sexism, anti-racism, anti-fat shaming, anti-lookism that will descend

    I hadn’t thought of that. God. British Airways can’t sack a Trolly Dolly just because she is old, haggard, surly and bad tempered.

    Nor do most of the pimps in Paris from what I can see. But, still, the idea of this being forced on men because they are cheap is much better than the idea of it being mandated by the State.

  3. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    Czech Airlines has the nicest girls I’ve seen.

    British and American airlines are just horrible in every way these days. AA is probably the worst for its truculent, leatherfaced old boots who eye you with the same sort of malevolent, menopausal mistrust ex-mother-in-laws do. Even their gays are miserable.

  4. I think a National Humping Service would eliminate prostitution in the UK pretty quickly. Knocking one out or sticking with the wife both seem better options than joyless and almost certainly insanitary state shagging.

  5. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    MC – Yarp. We still have the best homosexuals in the world. I mainly avoid flying these days anyway, because it’s a lot of hassle and you usually end up in Foreign.

  6. I predict the long term effect of all the sjw/feminist nonsense doing the rounds is that in about 10 years time the guys will all have sexbots and the women will all have cats.

  7. And the “sexbots” will arrive in “driverless” cars no doubt.

    A pain tho women sometimes are it will be a long age before some female robot arrives who possess all their good points and retains none of their bad ones.

    Or can even walk and smile without creeping people out.

    Dream on AiJ.

  8. More than once local areas have designated areas for prostitutes. Usually with plenty of moral outrage by those who are not providing the services the men require.

    Mixed results, the girls knew where they would not be harassed by police. The more predatory punters knew where they could get away with rape / beatings / mugging.
    It did move the problem away from residential areas though. Which was apparently the main aim.

  9. I’m in favour of decriminalising brothels – prostitution isn’t illegal. Then the prostitutes will have some protection from thugs and bad clients, they can have medical cover and insurance, can pay tax like the rest of us, and work sensible hours.

    Then, affiliation to a Trade Union (National Union of On-your-back Workers), or if it really is a profession, Chartered Institute of Whores, Royal College of Easy Lays, or some such. one wonders what they would do for Continuing Professional Development, on-the-job training, and which Universities will rush to offer degrees.It gives some piquancy to ‘Unite’, doesn’t it?

    In common with that other bunch of whores, they may well be addressed as ‘Honorable’ or ‘Right Honourable’, and affix the letters MP or MEP to their names.

    But State-run? No.

  10. Not only will the State Brothel insist that you shag whoever they offer you, no matter how old, fat or ugly they are, they’ll also insist that you shag whoever they offer you *no matter what sex they are*.

  11. The solution may be to set up state-run brothels throughout the UK.

    When you’re a feminist and you come up with the sort of idea that would sound batshit crazy to the likes of Jessica Valenti or Amanda Marcotte, it’s time to take stock.

  12. So Much For Subtlety

    We have had Bevan boys – where the State has forced short but otherwise harmless young men down the mines for the duration.

    So does that mean we might have Bindel’s Bints?

  13. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    The Porn Stars’ Union is notoriously vocal in demanding it harder, deeper.

  14. Several regimes have fun state-sanctioned prostitution. ISIS for one and oriental “comfort workers” for another. Yeah, that would work….

  15. So Much For Subtlety

    Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots – “The Porn Stars’ Union is notoriously vocal in demanding it harder, deeper.”

    Although it turns out that this is usually an ambit claim: they do not mean it, they just throw it out there in order to demand more money.

  16. So Much For Subtlety

    Rob – “Guardian article in ten years time: “What your sexbot says about your racism”.”

    You’re such an optimist. I think the typical Guardian article in ten years time will be “My third wife does not accept my sexbot. How many times am I allowed to beat her with a rubber hose?”

  17. The main issue with a National Humping Service is when you go in looking for a young, blue eyed blonde with big tits and end up shagging a 60 year old with a vagina that could double up as wind sock as, under union rules, she has seniority.

  18. “I predict the long term effect of all the sjw/feminist nonsense doing the rounds is that in about 10 years time the guys will all have sexbots and the women will all have cats.”

    Yeah. Its almost as if this was the plan all along.

  19. Actually, taking the scrotier end of the male population out of the breeding pool, alongside the whinier element of the female population would do wonders for the quality of children born.

    I say bring on the sexbots!

    Hopefully they are haram.

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