This is absolutely and completely false. I come from an area where prostitution is legal, it also happens to be one of the places with the biggest sex slave ring in the US. Prostitution in no way reduces the sex slave trade, it in fact increases it. Many (not all, not even a majority) of the prostitutes are not wanting to be prostitutes, but are in fact forced to sell themselves for sex (either because they have been hooked on drugs, their life has been threatened or the lives of their family/friends has been threatened). You are calling for the legalization of rape. Making it legal makes it that much harder to catch. But I guess if we are getting tax money for it, by all means, let us allow countless women (and girls under 18) to continue being raped.
That is also like saying "no one would view child porn if they just watched normal porn." Normal porn is the gateway. Same with prostitution/rape.
What I am calling for is not the legalization of rape, but the legalization (or at least decriminalization) of prostitution between consenting adults.
There are also no records of sex traffic in the legal brothels of Nebraska, along with 84% of the women stating that their job feels safe. Which counters your claim that it increases the sex trade. (Source: http://www.nytimes.c...rs-feel-safer)†
It is a job like any other job, and if someone is hooked on drugs or alcohol they would have trouble maintaining their job, or even getting it in the first place. This would lead them to illegal prostitution, which is much more degrading/abusive than legal brothels. However, this type of prostitution should be decriminalized for the women and only remain a criminal offense for the one in charge of it all, as the pimp is the only one who would have violated any human rights.