THE QUESTION

Should prostitution be legal anywhere?

Posted by PostGlobal on January 26, 2007 1:38 PM

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Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. He overseas the fund's policy programs. He was previously the Washington bureau chief of the German newsweekly, Die Zeit.

Legalization Opens Criminal Floodgates

Proponents of legalizing marijuana once argued that doing so would separate casual pot smokers from the hard drug mafia. This didn't happen. Germany has legalized prostitution, but must reconsider.

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff Germany | 35 COMMENTS
Jan 29, 2007 at 10:33 AM
Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog, www.miriamleitao.com, hosted at Globo online at www.oglobo.com.br. She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005.

Legalizing Brazil's One Million Prostitutes

Miriam Leitao Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 6 COMMENTS
Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst and historian based in Damascus, Syria. Moubayed is the author of "Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (2000)" and "Steel & Silk: Men and Women Who Shaped Syria 1900-2000 (2006)." He has also authored a biography of Syria's former President Shukri al-Quwatli and currently serves as Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations at al-Kalamoun University in Syria. In 2004, he created Syrianhistory.com, the first and online museum of Syrian history. He is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of FORWARD, the leading English monthly in Syria, and Vice-President of Haykal Media.

Sexual Repression in Syria

Sami Moubayed Damascus, Syria | 110 COMMENTS
Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

Don't Judge; We All Prostitute Ourselves

Bashir Goth Somalia/UAE | 35 COMMENTS
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» David | Philospohically, I have nothing against prostitution. Yet, I once lived in a neighborhood in Hartford, CT where prostitutes cruised the sidewalks arou...
» Shiloh | The oldest profession will continue with or without legalization. Legalized prostitution at least offer the protection of regulation, including healt...
» MikeB | Good heavens NO! Time and again we read about the long term psychological harm done to men and women who even willingly engage in this behavior. It co...
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