Legalizing Prostitution Literature Review

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Legalization of Prostitution: Annotated Bibliography Haltiwanger, J. (2017, October 09). “Why Legalizing Prostitution Would Make America Healthier, Wealthier, and Safer” Retrieved October 10, 2017, from https://www.elitedaily.com/news/ politics /why-america-should-legalize-prostitution/853340 This source, “Why Legalizing Prostitution Would Make America Healthier, Wealthier, and Safer” by J. Haltiwanger, explores how the legalization of prostitution would result in many benefits for America. This article states that making prostitution would reduce sex-trafficking, result in fewer sexual assaults and STDs for sex workers, and would produce a new source of legal tax revenue for the country. This article shows readers that this now taboo act…show more content…
This article takes information from various personal accounts and sources from people in places that have decriminalized prostitution, and the writer show accounts of mistreatment and abuse from those working in the legal sex industry when they were promised a safer legal work environment. Other points made in this write-up show that countries with commercialized sex have not experienced a decrease in human and sex-trafficking but instead an increase as these countries work to bring in more prostitutes and sex workers. Within this product, a safer and more effective solution to the sale of sex than only sanctioning it which is following the “Nordic Model”, which criminalizes the act of purchasing sex, but they legalize the process of selling sex. This article has relevance to the topic because it explores personal accounts of how decriminalizing prostitution does…show more content…
Raymond, S. G. (n.d.). Sisyphe - “Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution.” Retrieved October 6, 2017, from http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=691 This article, “Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution” by Janice G. Raymond, expands on how decriminalizing the sale of sex for both the sex workers and pimps has not led to a decrease in criminal sex abuse nor a decrease in sex trafficking and child prostitution. One point of this article is that making this practice of selling sex legal should only apply to the sex workers and not the pimps or buyers so that the women would not be punished for their personal choice, but the buyers and pimps can be as they force women into acts that they are against. This document also shows that as prostitution is legalized, more people will
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