In this week's paper, I followed up on my Tweet from election night back in November, which read, "So are we legalizing prostitution next, folks? I'm utterly not joking. I'll sponsor that myself."
I was proud that Seattle had voted to end the insidiously destructive criminalization of marijuana and government punishment of gay commitment—two other tangled issues that have been hostage to nonsense debates for too long while real people suffer.
How do we have a sense-making debate about prostitution? I'm hoping to tap into an ongoing conversation with the story; read the whole thing.
Mistress Matisse weighed in with this nuanced comment: