Decriminalization would decrease STDs/STIs rates, further improving the general welfare and maintaining healthy communities; protect the rights of sex workers and give them access to their justice and health and social services; and it would challenge the state 's control over bodies and sexuality. On the contrary, criminalization would deprive workers of their basic human rights because of their inability to report crime to law enforcement due to their fear of facing an unfair trial. Criminal laws against prostitution also contribute to the social marginalization by assigning criminal status to all sex workers, regardless of any particular arrest, charge, or
The two arguments I proposed use the functionalist theory because the legalization of prostitution would reduce crime against prostitutes because prostitution deters men from enacting their sexual needs on unwilling women and through the legalization of the industry, women would be more safer because they would be able to turn away men if they felt like they were in danger. Fellatio is the most common request asked of prostitutes and with the legalization of prostitution, would come the requirement of condoms. The condoms would not only protect the sex workers from transmitting an STD, it would also stop the spread of any (especially if the John is
Sex trafficking is a worldwide issue needing to be stopped. The discussion at hand is whether to decriminalize sex trafficking or to keep it a criminal act. The United States of America currently does not hold the decriminalization of sex trafficking victims as firmly as it should. People believe that by making sex trafficking a legal act, it will allow for better punishment of the traffickers. Others believe it allows for easier manipulation of sex workers.
Legalizing the practice is “making prostitutes more likely to report abusive clients or associates to the police” (“Legalizing” 48-49). When prostitutes can report abuse, then it makes the trade much safer and it helps the people be less scared when they know that they won’t get in trouble for how they make money. In addition, “some organizations campaigning against trafficking have come to an understanding that when sex work is illegal, it is much riskier for sex workers to complain to the authorities when they are enslaved, beaten, or cheated” (Lopez 31-33). With more and more organizations and human trafficking campaigns recognizing that legal prostitution is safer, more sex trafficking victims, those who aren’t there voluntarily, can be more easily identified and removed from the trade. The Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy, or WONETHA, “has received 85 reports of sex workers being arrested and harassed by the police since January, but says many more cases go undocumented.
Introduction The debate on whether governments should regulate prostitution has been influenced by the stances of politicians, civilians, and lawmakers who support either the legalization or the decriminalization of prostitution. Some governments advocate for the legalization of prostitution, primarily with laws designed to let governments regulate the sex industry and benefit the state from the taxes of sex industry. On the other hand, the rationale behind the Swedish model, also called as partial decriminalization, penalizes the buyers of prostitution while condoning the sellers of sexual activities. In order to understand how countries regulate prostitution laws and adapt to the model, the effects of their regulation must be
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As we think about how to deal with prostitution, we should consider both a philosophical question and a social science question. The philosophical question is whether two people should be allowed to engage in a behavior, in this case prostitution, in which both want to participate. Many people may dislike this behavior for various reasons, but is that sufficient justification for the behavior to be banned if both people (let’s assume they are legal adults) want to engage in it? In this regard, and without at all meaning to equate prostitution with same-sex sexual behavior, an analogy with homosexuality is worth considering. Homosexual sex used to be illegal because many people thought it was immoral.
Irrelevant of the reason is, it is hard to state accurately that a man is either good or bad and that his moral compass is pointing to where it should. Moreover, the ethics of this practice of men paying for sex is frequently deemed immoral, but under certain conditions, prostitution can be just as morally tolerable and accepted as other forms of employment (LaBossiere, 2008). Prostitution, the exchange of sexual services for remuneration or some other kind of benefit is a taboo subject in several countries whether legal or illegal. A recognised profession by some dates back to the eighteenth century. Sex workers or
Those who enter the sex industry with consent are usually forced to due to the vulnerability of their environmental conditions. The decriminalization of their work does not condemn the world which lead them to choose this means of survival but will allow them to have access to the same human rights as others. In adopting this policy, states would have to provide adequate and timely access to support such as education and benefits to allow for use if wanted. Sex workers’ ability to communicate openly and clearly with clients including their ability to negotiate safe practices. Social judgment of sex work is a significant barrier to sex workers access to health services.
The author does not condone the act of selling one’s body for material gains per se, but rather wish to advocate for social justice and the freedom of choice for people selecting to enter this profession. The author will attempt to elucidate the benefits of decriminalising sex work, by responding to the counterarguments discussed earlier. a) Sex workers are often deprived of their constitutional right to enjoy the highest standard of physical and mental