The first argument against legalization of prostitution is that it does not give any serious benefits to women involved to this industry, but provides a lot of advantages for pimps, traffickers and the whole sex industry at large. Moreover, legalization just converts pimps into businessmen, and brothels into legitimate venues. Consequently, such kind of sanctioning all the parties involved to sex industries gives them the other names, but do not guarantee some real, factual changes. Some experts consider that in this case decriminalization is the best strategy, but it should be an advantage for women, who, no matter which way you look at it, are entitled to exploit their own bodies as they want. However, they also claim that pimps, customers and other people involved must be punished, as only such kind of strategy can restrain the growth of demand and supply in sex
As opposed to many people's understanding of prostitution, prostitutes are people who are supposed to be saved from that awful practice of sexual abuse. Surprisingly, Gaitskill's view about Jane's involvement in the business is active. The writer is not reasoning the same way as the narrator or any other person out there about prostitution. As a matter of fact, the author sees prostitution as a helper
Throughout history discrimination has had a negative impact on people and has cause certain groups of people to suffer. Discrimination can be against people of different race, religion, gender and sexuality and in the late 1800’s women were one of the groups that were discriminated. Women had to fight hard to obtain the rights they now have in the 21st century and many of the women who fought for equal rights didn’t get to experience those rights since laws in their favor weren’t passed until years and years of fighting. In the late 1800’s American women were discriminated because they were not granted the same rights as men in the workforce, women had to be obedient to their husbands in their marriage and society had certain norms that women
A woman was referred to as a whore if she initiated sex, a prude for refusing it, a dangerous monster that could not be in control in literature and as a slut for being a prostitute. A prostitute was additionally excluded from society, and had to dress differently so that it would be easy to differentiate between a whore and “good girl”. The thoughts and beliefs of the origin cultures on subordinating women were cruel and insensitive. A woman should be granted the freedom to choose her life and how she wants to live it, rather than be deprived from it and given standards to live up to. Although these ideas may not continue to shape our society as dramatically as they use to, they are still present.
Rape on the Night Shift is a documentary about the sexual assaults that some of the janitors suffer while working at night. This documentary reveals the injustice that these workers have to go through because most of them are undocumented and they don’t know their rights. The experiences of woman in this documentary is correlated with the feminist theory, the idea of seeing women unequal to men and the idea of the men having the power to control women. Indeed, the documentary let us see the gender inequality, exploitation, and the de-valuing of woman’s work. We see the feminist theory in the documentary when the managers or supervisors sexually abuse of their workers.
In Holland, legalization has mean to the legal and social sanction of entire sex industry aspects, meaning legitimacy of sexual exploitation by buyers, the prostitutes and the pimps who are now considered third party businessmen. It also convert, sex theatres, massage parlors, sex clubs, brothels and any other prostitutions sites into legitimate venues of flourishing commercial acts of sex with limited legal constraints. People are often led to believe that legalizing prostitution makes it more professional and dignifying to the prostitutes, however the legalization does not change the act itself nor does it make the harm caused by it dignified. There is no morality in the predatory purchasing of people for sex as a business transaction. People in the sex industry report very high level of sexual violence, physical abuse and even verbal abuse of intimidation and threats.
For centuries, women have been exploited by the society. Events of women being prohibited from doing things like voting or working and being forced to behave the way it is considered to be socially acceptable have been jotted down in history. Until today women are still viewed as the weaker sex. In some countries, women are regarded less than human and are treated like slaves. Khaled Hosseini goes into the oppression of women in his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Today prostitution has become more and more open to the extent that some countries approve for the legalization of prostitution, countries such as Bulgaria and Netherlands. Both men and women are willingly and forcefully engaged into the industry of sex and prostitution. It is most common for young teenage girls to be involved into this industry rather than a male or an older woman. In my opinion, prostitution is an immoral transaction, even if it has been around for thousands of years. Prostitution destroys the society because there is a risk of transmitting STD, demoralizes freedom to exercise human rights and ignores religious teachings.
This new culture limited the economic opportunities that females could choose from, therefore leading many into the humiliating role of being a prostitute, and they would later also be publicly shamed. Due to the English Kingdom’s conversion
In addition to this, the ways in which the female sex worker is deemed as problematic is seen as related to intrinsic characteristics of her personality, or tied back to early trauma and past experiences. It is seen as impossible that a sex worker would fall into their occupation out of choice, and instead there is always some reasoning offered for how a person could fall so far down the ladder that they are (supposedly) forced to sell their body in exchange for economic resources. This comes out of the assumption that this line of work is dirty and not desirable, something that puts the woman in danger, and something that can never be considered a valid form of employment (CRM 2307 Class Notes: March 14th). All sex workers are seen as being a certain ‘type’ of immoral woman, who has lost control of her life. However, these assumptions are ignorant to the diversity of individuals that is present not only in conventional occupations, but also within sex work.