Prostitution has never been illegal in Canada.
Put another way, there has never been a law against receiving some benefit in return for providing sexual services to another person — whether that Saint-Hyacinthe squirting escort comes as cash, a candlelight dinner or a lifetime commitment to love, honour and cherish. In practice, however, police and society have treated prostitutes as criminals.
They have harassed women who flaunt their bodies on downtown street corners.
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They have largely ignored women who were beaten up, who disappeared or were murdered, while offering sexual services. The court gave the federal government one year to change its laws. Last month, government announced its new legislation — Bill C, euphemistically labelled the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.
Instead of trying to curtail the supply of Adventure singles dating Brantford, mainly women, who provide sexual services, it criminalizes the demand for their service — the johns who buy it, the pimps who market it. The equation seems obvious — if there were no men willing to pay for sex, there would be no New Cornwall oriental escorts selling their bodies.
She wondered why prostitution needed different laws from any other profession. Piano teachers, Southey noted, are also often women. They often work.
In one-to-one relationships. If C were applied to piano teachers, it would Blainville nightlife girls them legally teach piano to their students. But students who paid for lessons would be criminals.
Piano teachers could not advertise their services — especially to young people. C is not about protection.
Or even about exploitation. And sex, it seems, is either sacred or sinful.
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Or. Sacred, perhaps, because it can express mutual love and creates new life. Sinful, because it can provoke Craigslist personals White Rock m4m passions.
And I have no experience with prostitutes.
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But is sex just about gratification of male desires? If so, why not celebrate the women who give men pleasure, instead of condemning them?
Especially when a withered old coot hooks up with a statuesque young model. Prostitution implies renting, not owning. But beyond that, is there something about the physical act of intercourse that inflates male egos, unlike any other social interaction? Consider this — when a man has unprotected sex, he Visions mens club Delta Canada some of himself inside the woman.
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Free arab dating sites Calgary The act parallels, on a personal level, the ancient ritual of conquering a foreign country, occupying Kingston ashley escort and leaving forces behind to govern that territory while the conquerer moves on.
In effect, the male colonizes the female. If she happens to be fertile at the time, his colonizers literally dominate her body for the next nine months, and maybe for the rest of her life.
Barring the transmission of some distressing diseases, the female does not Best hookup bars in Etobicoke the same to the male.
The transaction suggests men will consider sex sacred when it reinforces their subconscious perception of themselves as powerful, conquering and controlling.
Conversely, sex will be considered sinful when promiscuity mocks those self-perceptions. If so, C still misses the point. Jim Taylor is an Okanagan Centre author and freelance journalist.