[–] ellienoire 12 points (+21|-9) Edited

Republicans are pro-life. Without comprehensive sex ed, birth control, and abortion access our lives will be MARKEDLY worse. Can’t believe how many GQP shills are on this website, feels like an astroturf.

I will not cut off my nose to spite my face.

[–] visits_radio [OP] 15 points (+20|-5) Edited

I am not willing to give my vote to Democrats who won't recognize my sex or any of my rights on that basis. Plus, the total decriminalization of prostitution across the entirety of the US will bring about a large wave of sex trafficking. The U.S is a big market. That is a possibility of millions of women being raped on the daily by men who purchase them.

The tradeoff is terrible on both the Democrat and Republican sides. Don't call me a shill for having empathy for those trapped in prostitution.

[–] proudcatlady -4 points (+7|-11)

Yeah, this makes me feel slightly better for voting conservative. This is a serious problem that could hurt a LOT of people very quickly.

[–] visits_radio [OP] 3 points (+4|-1) Edited

Even though I did declare the Republicans to be better in this thread. It is still a conflict in my mind to vote or abstain. The Democrats, however, made themselves impossible to vote for.

The loss of sex-based rights hurts all women (166 million). And the decriminalization estimate (millions ~ 3.6 million) is from looking at the proportion of prostitution to the total population in Germany. However, I think the scale would be significantly worse in the United States. Given that we have greater poverty, smaller safety nets & social programs, more immigration and a tendency to have an exploitable patchwork of regulations between states.