101.7 / 710 KEEL's Erin McCarty, following a segment earlier this week where she termed the possible legalization of prostitution, "another brick taken out of the wall of societal morality," took a KEEL listener to task over a text calling for state regulation of "the world's oldest profession."

Here's a portion of the communique, sent by listener "MG," criticizing McCarty for her position that female prostitutes are the equivalent of sex slaves:

"I feel you are wrong on this and are coming at it from an emotional poinbt of view, instead of a logical one. In a situation not changed by legalization (of prostitution), your estimated 90% figure for "not consenting adults" is probably accurate.

That said, if the situation changed and prostitution were legal and regulated that assertion would no longer be valid."

But it was this part of the text that caused McCarty's emotional response:

"(Your) same argument of dehumanization would otherwise be applicable to...mechanics. They get physically hurt in their jobs on occasion. They work for money. How is this any different?"