Re: [evol-psych] Moxon on TV
- Robert Karl Stonjek wrote:
>If it is illegal, then the supply is low and likely the price is high
> Let's summarise Steve's points regarding /the majority/ of prostitutes:-
> *1)* Prostitution is easy money;
meaning "easy money". If she can get $1,000 for one hour, would she wash dishes for a week? Of course, this assumes there are no other forces at work e.g. ethical, shame, guilt, etc. In that case sex has to be just like food, or flipping burgers.
> *2)* Prostitution is a means by which one can change one's lifestyleIt can be called a lifestyle, especially if it is considered
> (implication is /for the better/)
revolutionary, e.g. saving wimmin kind and
the rest of humanity from their deep dark slumbers of stupidity!
> *3)* prostitutes can't be bothered to earn money by regular means;Supply and Demand. Rewards (money) vs Pain (jail, reproach, guilt,
> *4)* It is the ease and speed of earning that is attractive;See above.
> *5)* prostitution will "facilitate moving in the social circles ofIf she is great looking and there is no shame/guilt etc, then they'd be
> higher status men".
rubbing shoulders with the
upper crusts just like models, and acresses.
Who would pay for a street walker if he can get a movie star? or a
Traditionalist-Conservative dystopias were/are brought to us, courtesy of the utopianists who did/do not know that they did/do not know what these fantasies would have/have brought to us.
> Robert Karl Stonjek wrote:
> > Thus although I and others have pointed out that prostitution has a
> > substantial dark side and others have imagined some sort of sexual
> > utopia, it is true that if the government stops turning a blind eye
> > and regulates the industry that outcomes much closer to the utopian
> > than the bleak can be expected.
ignoring the infamous "opportunity cost" effect. This is what
> You are
> you have now. You do not know
> what this will lead to. These conditions are obtained because of the
> different conditions under which
> these girls are/were raised. The next generation will be raised under a
> different set of conditions.
> If your view is that sex should be just like food, to be sold, and
> bought or like burger-flipping which
> can be rented, and that family life and future humans would be better
> off for it, you should at least
> decently tell us so, or else be explicit that you do not know to which
> dystopia this will lead.
> Nazi and communist dystopias were brought to us, courtesy of the
> utopianists who did not
> know that they did not know what these fantasies would have brought to us.