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Japan: The psychology of prostitution, and why it should be legalized

id:fromdusktildawn delves into the the roots and social context of prostitution [ja], arguing that by looking down on women who work in the sex industry, men offload feelings of guilt about their lust for prostitutes onto the prostitutes themselves. The blogger claims that by legalizing the 5 trillion yen prostitution industry, funds could be invested in countering problems of homelessness and poverty. The case is then made that the goal of work in a market economy is ultimately to satisfy someone's desire, and that women in the sex industry are in this sense “creating value”.

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