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The source article you cite states that many of these women were lured by promises of secretarial jobs. Um...that kind of means they didn't want to be prostitutes. Legalizing prostitution would not make more women who want to be secretaries decide to be prostitutes.

There's a a fundamental problem of supply and demand here. Very few women want to be prostitutes, legal or not. A larger number of men wish to buy sex. The "sex slave" or forced prostitution racket fills the supply gap.

Legalization isn't going to make this supply and demand equilibrium go away.

The gap is pretty fundamental. For the prostitute, the sex is a job. For the john sex is recreation. Very few of the johns would wish to sell sex for a living -- and in fact very few could because male sexuality limits the number of times a day sex can occur.

You simply can't make as much off a penis in terms of work per hour. Also, women wishing to have sex, typically find lower barriers than men. In other words, women wishing to have sex, usually don't find it necessary to pay.

The gap is physical and physiological/social. Legalization isn't a magic wand that will change physical realities, or the differences between the sexes go away. Market forces won't make enough women desire an exciting, engaging, challenging career in prostitution.

There is a disparity of force that occurs in these black market transactions. It will not go away because government waves a magic and declares it legal to sell oneself for sex. Women who want to be secretaries will not suddenly want to be prostitutes because it's legal. The market gap will continue; the black market sex traffickers will continue.

Naive to think otherwise.