There is no valid argument against prostitution here, explaining why it is ok for anyone to tell another person that they cannot exercise their own free will by engaging in a consentual commercial sex act.
People have the right to choose their sexual partners as well as their conditions of consent, end of story.
The law itself is hypocritical in light of the fact that there are legal and thriving porn, escort, exotic dancer, etc. industries.
Not to mention the history of courting, dates paid for by men in hopes of, and often successful, mating.
I simply wish to treat all people, women and men alike with respect as human beings.
And you do that by telling them they can't have sex for money should they choose to do so?
Interesting side note: marraige is a legal contract that includes a prostitution clause, only the spouses are the prostitutes bound for a lifetime to eachother exclusively sexually, and if you are familiar, marriages have binding financial clauses as well.
Being a slut is not illegal, but making money at it suddenly is? And you think sluts don't work on tips? Gas, meals, GIFTS, 20 bucks never to mention it.
And your point about a woman's worth, sorry, that's not determined by choice of sexual behavior and activities, nor her profession. Why you insist on insinuating as much, well, I could probably guess. What it comes down to is what you were raised being told to think and feel, and any insecurities you may have, or traumatic relatable events that may have occured in your life.
This is the same as your non factual but merely opinionated statement that it degrades a woman to accept money for sex, some would consider it a compliment, oh, I guess it has to come in the form of a ring, a binding life aggreement, or if you are rich, a car/yacht/breast augmentation/, shoes...
And I ponder, do you suggest that any person who accepts any money, GIFTS: food, gas, jewelry etc. on a date or even as a married couple with the promise of sex and even monogomy ever, and usually instantly, make them a prostitute?
(Can a man sue his wife for holding out on him?)
Just as self revealing is your point of insecurity and sexual activity. Some of the most secure and rich and powerful, married, men and women in the world use prostitutes, homosexually and hetero.
Not all prostitutes are dirty crackheads under the thumb of some evil pimp, starving on deaths door. There are very bright successful, sensual, and highly educated women out there making a living prostituting, making porn, etc.
The point again of all that? No evidence against a person's free will to choose to.
Only people guided by opinions and fears telling others what not to do.