If we own our own bodies, why should sex work be illegal?

Source: Orange County Register
by John Stossel

“Football players make money with their bodies. Some are injured. But football is legal. So why is sex work illegal? … Prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada, in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Legalizing sex work doesn’t solve its problems, but it makes it safer, and easier to regulate. Of course, some women are forced into prostitution. Some are tricked into coming to America, where traffickers confiscate identity papers, withhold pay, and tell the woman they owe them for bringing them to the U.S. That’s obviously evil and should be prosecuted. But that would be easier to do if sex work were legal.” (09/14/22)