I cannot think of a safer nor more benign use of our politician’s time than to have them occupied with drafting legislation to turn prostitution into a profession.
It seems quite reasonable to require prostitutes know all sorts of things, from advanced sexual techniques to first aide, hygiene and disease prevention. From a bit of psychology to a bit of financial management. I envision requiring the equivalent of an associate’s degree to work as a prostitute.
Of course, my reforms would not stop there. I’d not only require that a prostitute have a degree (or at least a certificate), but that he or she belong to a professional association, in the manner of the Bar Associations. And then layer onto all that the regulation and monitoring of working prostitutes.
Naturally, the only thing that prevents my suggestion from being the most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard of is the plain fact that the current system — the one actually being used — is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of.
So, what do you think? Would my scheme be an improvement? And how would you deal with the problem of prostitution?