Over the years there have been many controversial ethical issues which are still debated in the 21st century. In today’s modern society one such controversial issue is prostitution. Prostitution can be defined as “The act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money” (Deigh, 2010, p.29). Prostitution is the oldest profession of all. However the ethics of prostitution is still unclear between many societies.
Prostitution known as one of the ‘world’s oldest professions’ continues to survive centuries of stigma and denunciation. Today, many countries have attempted to create safer environments for sex workers. Yet, it is argued that laws decriminalizing prostitution have failed abysmally to protect those in the trade around the world. The list of abuses by ‘pimps’ and clients including rapes, beatings, trafficking and lack of proper health care support continue to deplorably grow. Through the legalization of prostitution in the rest of Australia, an undeniable increase in human trafficking, violence and sexually transmitted diseases will occur.
Prostitution has continuously remained “shielded” from the perceptiveness of society because of its objectionable characteristics. However, the problem still remains and in my opinion, “it will still exist for years to come.” Ultimately, the Bylaws of Canada has not been able to decipher or impede this problem, apart from triggering elusiveness in the acceptance of anything that is lawful and unlawful in relations to prostitution. All over the world prostitution entwines with the economy of every city, with a potential of legal and non-legal revenue.
The opponents of the legalization of prostitution claim that decriminalization of prostitution destroys the moral foundations of our society. The equalization of prostitution to the usual professions such as a teacher or a doctor brings up the notion of immorality and permissiveness in the growing generation. Also, children and adolescents do not correctly perceive the concept of sex and intimacy between a man and a woman. Sex is perceived as a business, and not as something spiritual between two loving people. Many young girls will think that there is nothing terrible in prostitution and this is allowed to
The United Nations’ Convention held in 1949, stated prostitution to be “incompatible with human dignity”. According to the Oxford Dictionary, prostitution is defined as "The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment." Often referred to as the “oldest profession” in the world, prostitution has become a burning issue in today’s world. The ongoing debate on whether to legalize, criminalize or decriminalize prostitution seems to be quite unresolvable. This paper investigates the negative impacts of legalizing prostitution such as 1) encouragement of prostitution, 2) increase in the incidence of human trafficking and 3) exposure of prostitutes to severe harm such as drug abuse, infection from sexually transmitted diseases and violence, which clearly supports the fact that prostitution should not be legalized.
When it comes to prostitution, many are quick to judge. Although a lot of opinions are actually close to the fact and statistics about the subject, there are still aspects not understood and a great lack of knowledge. Prostitution as a whole is either right or wrong depending on a person 's values, morals, and religion. This paper is not to support nor discriminate the act of being a prostitute. Hopefully there is a better understanding of the risks of being a prostitute, the riddance of a “female only” stigma and the several types of prostitute occupations as well as legalities of
Prostitution is a widely recognized topic, anyone and anywhere can get involved into this line of work with just one thing, themselves. Do the men, women and children really have a choice whether or not they want to use their bodies to earn a living? Or are they forced by outside influences that make them have no other choice. Preliminary research covered numerous topics about prostitution; When the victims started and why they started was not uncovered by these findings. There have not been a sufficient interviews with these subjects to
Today 's continuously evolving world is the breeding ground for many legal issues, surfacing and flourishing into numerous controversial debates. Among these regular disputes, the topic of prostitution and it 's legalization is one of the most prominent ones. Countless diagreements emerge when trying to argue whether prostitution should be legal or not, and ultimately it is a battle between the importance of having a personal choice, and the morals possessed by the the society we live in. Oftentimes, it becomes very difficult to come to a definite decision on a serious topic like this, just like the topic of aborition, same-sex marriage, and the legalization of drugs have all been controversial and highly debated topics in the past.
WHAT IS PROSTITUTION? Prostitution is the activity of sexual acts for payment. It exists throughout the world more in urban areas. Most prostitutes are women but can also be men and children. Some prostitutes work for themselves and others work for pimps who call them “madams” .Most
In Oklahoma, a police “unit has arrested 27 pimps and 16 buyers, while 104 people have been arrested for prostitution” (Beitsch 100-101). Prostitutes are arrested more than pimps and buyers. Even though this is only one unit of police, it can most likely be an example of how many law enforcement agencies treat prostitutes. Treating prostitution as a crime and arresting the prostitutes makes the sex workers wary of approaching cops and scared to report things in fear of being arrested as a
The infectious disease of prostitution that has poisoned the population of sex workers can only be alleviated through the criminalization of its nature. The idea that prostitution is merely the exchange of sexual services for money is what buries the reality of sexual violence deep into the ground. Often, sex workers will be coerced to surrender their power to the hands of their client. In Canada, sex workers are stalked as prey by the treacherous monster of sexual abuse. They are enslaved into a sexual commodity and are stripped of their basic human rights.
When it comes to the topic of legalizing prostitution, most of us readily agree this is a highly debatable, and emotional topic, and at the core is the right of both men and women to have freedom of choice over their sexuality. But when engaging in this topic, one cannot ignore the positive and negative effects of a nation that legalizes prostitution. In my own opinion, I agree with legalizing prostitution because it will help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, reduce violence and sex trafficking. HIV and AIDS are a reason to legalize prostitution in order to protect women from dangerous commercial sex work environments into safer ones. The country should provide more support for prostitutes instead of driving people at risk away from health
Prostitutes are people, too. Prostitution is such a complex issue; no one ever scratches the surface of sex work. Prostitution is commonly known as the world 's oldest profession yet has been outlawed in forty-nine out of the fifty states in the United States. Legal-prostitution can require all sex workers to practice safe sex as well as get tested frequently to reduce the spread of diseases. Reduction of violence against women starts with the availability of sex.