In his very lengthy interview with Dmitry Gordon, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko unequivocally advocated a cardinal solution to one of the oldest problems of society. Prostitution in Ukraine needs to be legalized, Lutsenko believes. He is confident that the legalization of prostitution will reduce corruption among law enforcement officers covering this business. And yet, according to the Prosecutor General, this will reduce the number of sexual crimes. the size of the industry can be estimated at https://hot-love.net/.
Vladimir Ursulov, a former law enforcement officer: - Difficult question. I have not been in the system for more than 10 years. But the fact that “commercial” prostitution cannot exist without the Cop’s roof is 100%. Even those on the highway, precinct tried to "organize." I know from personal experience. As for the reduction of sexual crime - is nonsense. More or less decent people go to brothels. And maniacs and rapists were, are and will be.
Valery Dobrobatko, temporarily unemployed pensioner: - As a man who grew up under “developed” socialism and was brought up on the principles of the “Moral Code of the Builder of Communism”, I simply would have categorically objected. However, since the implementation of these principles led to a completely opposite result - a bright future was not built, socialism was ruined, and a significant part of my life (the most productive and informative, by the way) passed under free market conditions under capitalism, where sex exists, which means , and this most ancient profession, - I cannot give an unequivocal answer. There are options.
The first. Of course, prostitution is a deeply immoral phenomenon. She transcends Christian (and not only) morality, corrupts souls and humiliates women. Although, I think Lutsenko consulted with his star wife, and she certainly, like a true democrat and a feminist, declared women’s right to privacy and free choice of means of subsistence. However, here is my firm "against."
Option two. Regarding the actual arguments of the Attorney General. Very convincing. But there is a question. Is it possible in a country with total corruption on all levels of government to overcome corruption in a single area of financial relations? Shady salaries of legalized priestesses of love, protection of underground "shops" with the price of services below the market, left sanitary (medical) books - all these are persistent ulcers of our economy. Therefore, although with a reservation, but in general is still "for".
Third. Regarding the economic aspect. I think this is the main motive. Carefully (shamefully?) Hidden. I think that the law on domestic violence that preceded Lutsenko’s statement was the preparation of society for the main attack on the “sexual” front. It is known that in 2019-2020. Ukraine has the peak payout of foreign debt. By legalizing the industry of international services, the treasury can be replenished with a decent amount of banknotes. Am I against? Of course, not if the authorities do not have other, more “intelligent” ways to further increase the revenue side of the budget.
And the last. Legalization of prostitution as a concern of the state about the health (physical!) Of the nation. I do not even comment - “for”.
As a result, we have three “for” and one “against”. Forced to support the initiative Lutsenko.
Yuri Smirnov, writer:
- Politicians talk about the legalization of prostitution appear in our country strictly in the year of the parliamentary elections and die with the elections. This is the topic "for a chat."
First, Ukraine is now one of the most visited countries on the map of European sex tourists, this is a serious industry, it is managed by serious people.
Secondly, in Europe only a few countries have legalized prostitution, so referring to a full-fledged European example here will not work too well.
Thirdly, the state of society now, with the dominant ideas of nationalism and clericalism, clearly does not have to legalize something, rather, to new prohibitions.
Fourthly, prostitution as a social phenomenon is an anachronism and survives the last decade. This is connected with the successful struggle of women for equality, and with the increasing care of the sexual sphere in the virtual world.
Summing up, there will be no serious legislative initiatives on this issue.
Edward Geva, leader of the rock movement: - Prostitution is as old as the world, only politics is more ancient, but there are even more prostitutes there than among women of love. Fought with her in all ages, in different countries, using different methods and more worthy men than the present, but this did not lead to victory over the bad. Therefore, it is better to legitimize it, put on record, secure for the unlimited number of night butterflies of the venereologist, give each certificate of a private entrepreneur, determine tax rates depending on age, require physical exercise to be in good shape and please the men's eye. And the money will fill the budget with a rapid flow, and then political prostitutes will “cut” them, but this is a completely different story.
Well, corruption around illegal prostitution is so easy not to eradicate, the number of crimes for sex