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Porn Actress Belle Knox Thinks Prostitution Should Be Legal

Porn Actress Belle Knox Thinks Prostitution Should Be Legal:

Belle Knox firmly believes that prostitution should be legalized across the U.S.

Knox—who became a household name in certain circles earlier this year due to the facts that she is both a porn star and a student at Duke University—recently wrote an opinion piece for Rolling Stone wherein she addresses her bewilderment that prostitution isn’t legal, and the reasons why she believes it should be.

“As a porn actress, one of the perverse tragedies of public policy I often contemplate is the fact that people can pay to watch me have sex on camera but are considered criminals if they pay to have sex behind closed doors,” Knox writes, adding that the time has come for the “world’s oldest profession” to be legalized in the “so-called Land of the Free for public health, safety and opportunity.”

Knox maintains that the criminalization of prostitution results in sex workers being pushed into the street and left to the “whims of pimps and dangerous johns without access to police protection and labor representation.” If hooking were decriminalized, prostitutes could have more freedom to perform on their own terms in a safe, legal environment, according to Knox. Her real name is Miriam Weeks, and she is a Women’s Studies major.)

Knox writes also that legal prostitution would improve health, citing a period of time in Rhode Island from 1980 to 2009 when prostitution was unintentionally legalized. During that time, gonorrhea infection among women plummeted by 39 percent, and reported rapes declined by 31 percent, according to Knox.

[Meet Belle Knox, The Duke Porn Star]

Knox also defends prostitutes’ clients, saying they’re “not just the creepy old men that prostitution opponents make them out to be,” that most have a story that explains why they’re seeking companionship.

“Perhaps they’ve watched their partner’s sex drive wane after years of relationship, “ she writes. “Perhaps they’re physically impaired, socially awkward or physically unattractive and have trouble finding a body to hold and satisfy humans’ most natural an intimate desires.”

Predictably, the comments section is rife with some of the most insane shit the Internet has to offer.

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