QUOTE(Kitsune @ Sep 12 2007, 02:22 AM)
I'm sorry but aren't prostitutes human too? Do you honestly think that someone working in the sex industry should get killed with little/no reprocussions?
Considering prositution is legal here, I probably just have a view which doesn't imply prostitutes go round provoking murderers so deserve to be killed.
I cannot believe you actually just said 'responsibility of the vicitim'. Ok yes, if two people voluntarily start fighting with knives and one kills the other, then yes, to some degree the victim knew what he was getting into and should take some responsibility, but otherwise, that was a terrible thing to say.
The victim always has responsibility, it's just that society doesn't see fit to make any admittance to that fact because it would be insensitive to the victim's families. However, I don't think it's a terrible thing to say at all. It's just a logical thing to say. If you take an action that results in a greater risk of a crime being committed against you, then you are naturally responsible to what happens to you to a degree.
Now, the slap on the wrist part admittedly is mostly my own opinion. My opinions of humanity go to dirt pretty quick when it comes to things of that nature. If someone is out on the street selling themselves for $10 a shot, I really don't care what happens to them. It's wrong to kill, however if the person was going to kill someone
, I'd rather they kill someone that went out of their way to put themselves in such a bad situation as opposed to someone else. If a reduced sentence will make killers target prostitutes over others, I'm all for it.
Yes, prostitutes are human. However, some humans are more valuable than others.
And as far as you being in a place where it's legal... here in the US it's only legal in like... parts of one state. So largely it is illegal. As a result prostitutes are on street corners and in alleys, and get into the cars of strange men on a regular basis. They've pretty much got a big "I'm easy to make disappear without a trace" bullseye right on their forehead.
As I said, I'd rather they die than a good person. If someone is going to kill, they should be encouraged to go for the lower. If someone is going to rape, they should rape the whore and not the virgin. Build karma into the justice system.
Edited by BrknPhoenix, 11 September 2007 - 11:35 PM.