Idiot

The prime minister of Spain plans to ban prostitution, 26 years after the country decriminalised it.

Pedro Sánchez, 49, denounced the activity for “enslaving” women, and vowed to initiate a significant change in the law.

Speaking at the end of a three-day congress of his Socialist party in Valencia yesterday, he said the party would draw up legislation to ban prostitution, and punish those who profit from it — including clients and places which allow the sale of sex.

The major effect will be that profits made by intermediaries will rise.

19 thoughts on “Idiot”

  1. Oh great. Just great. A huge windfall ‘risk’ profit to pimps and more violence and enslavement of women.
    Twat.

  2. Progressive feel-good twattery. Par for the course with the faux PhD but I won’t resign Pedrito. I will say in his favour that he is tall.

  3. Idk, whoring is not a good thing, but I’m more interested in how the Left went from demanding that prostitution be safe and legal (take THAT, Xtian bigots) to demanding it should be a criminal offense (take THAT, Patriarchy bigots) in about 10 minutes flat.

    Is Amsterdam still the Acme of progressivism, or is it now an evil Neolib Gomorrah-By-The-Sea?

  4. A huge windfall ‘risk’ profit to pimps and more violence and enslavement of women.

    Creating conditions allowing him to introduce more extreme laws, which produce the conditions to allow the introduction of more extreme laws, which…ad finitum

  5. Sorry Angry bloke but that’s not really how it works.
    The commerce here is women selling their services to men. (OK, to a far less extent, men to men, men to women & women to women). None of them actually work “for” anyone. They’re self employed. The rest of the industry sells services to the girls.. Places for them to work. Means for them to acquire clients. Publicity.
    There’s a vast oversupply of girls want to do this compared with the men willing to pay for their services so any of the business models would rely on compulsion are economically unviable. The costs of doing it couldn’t compete with so many doing it willingly. There’s an oversupply of the support service providers as well, so competition limits prices.
    The more legal restrictions put on the industry, the harder it is for the girls to find clients, the more they have to rely on other’s services to help them do so. The more legal restrictions put on the industry, the more those services cost to supply.
    Violence. There’s always a certain amount of violence risk in women meeting with strange men for sex. There are always the weirdos amongst us. But the further you push the industry into being a grey or black affair; things like theft, breach of promise don’t have legal remedies. So what would you expect?

  6. Idk, whoring is not a good thing, but I’m more interested in how the Left went from demanding that prostitution be safe and legal (take THAT, Xtian bigots) to demanding it should be a criminal offense (take THAT, Patriarchy bigots) in about 10 minutes flat.

    Leftardianity is just another controlling religion. None of which can stand people doing things outside of the religion, especially if they’re enjoying it.

  7. Come to think of it, Covid has supplied a fairly good test bed of what happens. Lockdowns vastly reduced the client supply so girls’ earnings plummeted. On the service supply side, a lot couldn’t cover overheads so went bust. As restrictions have eased client supply has recovered somewhat but earnings are still 50% down on what they were in ’19. On the service supply side, some new enterprises (or old ones relaunched) have come into the market to replace failures. But it’s still touch & go whether they can cover overheads let alone make a profit. There certainly haven’t been any windfall gains.

  8. BIS,

    So, some sort of whoring website based in the UK where the Spaniards can’t interfere? Good idea or not?

  9. “But it’s still touch & go”

    is that a reference to the service offered or the probability of commercial success

  10. @BoM4
    The main advertising site for Spain is Paris based. Servers in the States, as far as I can work out. I have a couple I run for my friends. US based again. Long way ahead of you, on this.

  11. Bloke in spain
    “There’s a vast oversupply of girls want to do this compared with the men willing to pay for their services so any of the business models would rely on compulsion are economically unviable. ”
    Is this really true? I have no personal experience of it and no plan to find out.

  12. @Steve: Which part of Amsterdam? Woke South, Little Morocco, Bijlmer (aka. Surinetherlands), Millionaire Central, Tourist Trap, Suburbia…
    Like London, or any large city, you’ll need to be a bit more specific..

  13. @Anon
    It’s just a fact of life. There always have been & always will be. It’s relatively unskilled work at the entry level takes minimal effort. Making a success of it takes rather more effort so most don’t make a success of it. But there’s no shortage of applicants.

  14. I’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out with the public. The services of working girls are much more popular than they are in the UK. Cultural as much as anything else. There’s hardly a town doesn’t have its Club de Chicas, Bar de Copas (generically – puticlub) Pretty well down to village level. Prostitution doesn’t have anything like the sort of social prohibition it does in other countries. Most working class women will have friends or family who are or have been on the game. If the right of centre parties have the sense to at least keep their mouths shut about this, Sanchez just lost the election.

  15. Why do prostitutes in bungalows earn more than those in apartment block brothels?

    Because there’s no fucking overhead!

  16. @Witchie But the ones in the appartment blocks are high earners, elevated above the masses…

    OK.. I’ll get me coat..

  17. Having spent a lot of time in Catalunia over the last 20-odd years, my first thought was that Barcelona is going to have a sudden glut of large apartments for sale or rent and that “La Vanguardia” is going to lose about half its advertising revenue. 🙂

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