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Again, I shall ask those who do not object to 16 year olds selling their bodies, how they would react to their 16 year old daughters, sisters, friends - doing so?
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How do you think they would react if she was 18? The 16-18 gap in Switzerland is a complicated matter and making it personal won't magically make people see your side of the argument, as a woman selling her body is an emotional issue at any
age. I'm sure most people wouldn't want for women to have to do it at all, but begrudgingly have to accept that having it be legal is better for society at large than having it be illegal and pushed underground.
To be fair, I don't think there's anything wrong with the new 18+ law and agree with it, but I can see both sides of the argument. Once age of consent is one thing, it's kind of hard to enforce it, as prostitution can take many forms. This is not the first time we've had one of these threads and despite being ambivalent on the matter, I find arguments like this really irritating because they seemingly ignore the gravity of the situation once a woman hits 18, but a 16, 17 year-old selling her body is treated like the end of the world that one would have to be a heartless supporter of evil to allow to happen. It's not so clear cut, and definite gray area, which is why the discussion exists.
I'd rather we talk about how enforceable a discrepancy between age of consent and legal age to work the streets is, the causes behind prostitution that make women choose that path in life, and how to make it not such a black eye on society at large. People are different, with different levels of maturity and strength of character. I'm sure there are women who would react more maturely to such a life choice at 16 than others at 20. Trust me, I can understand where you're coming from, but appeals to emotion like this one only give the impression that "16, 17 = bad, 18+ = all bets are off".