Re: City urged to look at prostitution bylaw & trying to take back the neighborhood.
Firstly, I support, in principle, Surrey’s new prostitution regulation bylaw. One wonders why Prince George City Council hasn’t taken a similar stance?
Prostitution is seen by many as a victimless crime (and therefore passively condoned). It’s a choice of lifestyle; a woman can do as she pleases with her body;. prostitution is the oldest profession.
Prostitution, by definition, is debasement: indulging in promiscuous sexual relations, usually for money.
The term prostitution has seemingly been co-opted in favor of “sexual exploitation” (of youth) by some in Prince George. One has to ask, “Who benefits?”
Indeed, there are many who benefit from prostitution and other related activities and that is in large measure a big part of the problem. Prostitution in Prince George is a thriving industry.
However, my concern is – politicians and bureaucrats are masters in the art of side-stepping issues and “not recognizing” social problems by changing the name (co-opting) is typical.
If prostitution is not seen as the problem it is not likely a prostitution regulation bylaw will be on the books anytime soon.
Secondly, I support those residents who are attempting to “take back their neighborhood”.
I recall a city council meeting earlier this year when RCMP Supt. Leach remarked that there were about 15 hard core prostitutes that continue to be a problem.
Now, can anyone tell me how researching the sexual exploitation of youth is going to alleviate the real issue of hard core prostitution in residential neighborhoods?
Clearly, city council has been side-stepping the issue (of prostitution) long enough. It’s time to put all the cards on the table and do something constructive about the ongoing thriving hard-core prostitution/drug problem evident in designated residential neighborhoods.