I was relieved to read that Attorney General Rob McKenna and others were successful in stopping some of the illegal activity that Craigslist is used for. Apparently this article describes a section on the site that has escorts listed.
I went on-line just curious :- and was appalled to find nude pictures and blatant requests for money for sex some with WSea as location. I realize it is a small start, but it helps without censoring our First Amendment. First, let me say that I am definitely no prude.
As a legit massage therapist, I find that particularly offensive.
I did once…got too many requests for the proverbial happy ending in the responses. Nice euphemism. And, of course, they also think that I should be more than willing to supply that happy ending for them. Yeah, right.
Let them solicit privately online and only police it if there are crimes going on — like drugs, underage girls, robbery, etc…. I think your points are valid and intelligent.
I, too, do not, in any way, condone that activity. They never meant it as a sexual encounter, just a means of stealing the guys money.
So, buyer beware :. There are two main reasons for my concern; first would these postings are NOT in an adult area on the site.
They are listed under services, then erotic. And tell me this, if it is a massage ad, why are there nude photos of the masseur? And second, as Jan mentioned, massage therapy is a d profession. Not only are they practicing potentially harmful therapy on people I know, it probably never makes it that far :-but they are not paying taxes.
What type of did they think they would get? Maybe they should be found guilty of being a participant…just a thought.
I fail to see the difference in taking cash for sex as apposed to a fur coat. Three words come to mind…Anna Nicole Smith! I think it is humorous that I can get arrested for paying someone to have sex with me, but if my intent is to film and distribute it, then that is ok. The money spend to police this mostly victimless crime could be better spent educating people for more productive jobs.
I see no harm in that for consenting adults, even if money is exchanged. To wit…the asian gentleman who was busted not long ago for operating 3 houses of prostitution with women brought illegally into this country to perform the sex, so he could send money to his mother back in his homeland.
And they probably paid him to come here, hoping for something better, and then he made them have sex with as many as 10 partners a day. How is being forced to provide sexual favors for money victimless? The Stranger imagine that also had a classified section for those using massage as a euphemism for prostitution.
Guess you have to meet me to see how absurd that would be…I just laugh and tell them to go away. Are they really? I wish that all the women being exploited through the advs on Craigslist were entrepreneurs who were making what they felt were positive choices for themselves…. If your business was affected by those advs. There are definitely people who work with or have researched prostitutes, especialy teen prostitutes, who do not consider it a victimless crime.
I agree with them. Some are victims of the people that encourage them to solicite and use them and some are victims of their situations that leave them with few other options. Traffic Cams Weather Community Forums.
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JoB Participant. I wish that all the women being exploited through the advs on Craigslist were entrepreneurs who were making what they felt were positive choices for themselves… but in spite of Pretty Woman.
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