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.
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 pims, customers and other people involved must be punished, as only such kind of strategy can restrain the growth of demand and supply in sex industry. Another negative aspect of legalization of prostitution is that it can promote sex trafficking. The example of Netherlands show that 80% of women were trafficked from other countries, and most of them were from poor countries of Eastern Europe (Raymond, Janice G.). Moreover almost 80% of women involved in sex industry in Germany, the country, which legalized prostitution too, came from South America countries.
Over one million women in the United States earn their living by full-time prostitution. For hundreds of years, prostitution has been practiced across the country and across the world. However, to this day to this day, it is considered an illegal act of taboo in many places. In places that forbid such acts, women who sell their assets for money and men who give them the money are seen as “criminals” in the eyes of the government. Authorities there go as far as reprimanding these individuals with the idea that their criminalization will improve societal life and better the community.
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
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
“Decriminalization would reduce the stigma, discrimination and uncertainty that come with criminality allowing us to live and work in health and safety and without fear of arrest that deprives us of our freedom and dignity”(Clamen, Santini & Charlebois,2013:3). This stigma affect all sex workers, legalising sex work mean a step to eliminate disgrace or shameful. This removal of sex work as a criminal act and organisation that prohibits sex work will allow sex work as work that protects the rights of sex workers through the agency of health and safety standards. Decriminalizing this trade will lead to sex workers to live without stigma, social exclusion and fear of violence. Sex worker will also have an access to financial services which means they have accounts in banks and insurance those cover their
There has been a new development or rather a movement to challenge the prohibition or rather to incorporate what we already know about the black market into the thinking about prostitutions and their rights. Like the drug trade, violence is associated with prostitution by its illegality. Most violent people prey on sex workers because they know they will not report the incident to the police. A study in South Africa estimates that 30% of the sex workers are abused by the police. The World Health Organization recommend that countries decriminalize prostitution.
It would be an easier task to answer a society that can be really open-minded and western to accept a woman in a pleasure seeking job to make a living but to the same within a society that satisfies the younger generation with an response like “A child is born with the God’s Grace and nothing more”, sex education and sex as a profession cannot really be seen as an option! Therefore, the same profession and the prejudices attached to it appear a mammoth deterrent to a female sex worker. Though there have been many protest and marches for the same to be legalised but frankly not much improvement is shown in the condition of the women in this occupation. Even if legal amendments, one day might allow the existence of the job within the society, still, to change the mind-set of individuals is another huge task to achieve. The narrator though motivates them that just to listen and not
Sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. It is one of the biggest lies in society (Farley et., 2014). The Vanderbilt Law Review indicates that the majority of prostitutes do not enter the prostitution lifestyle on their own free will choice, but instead becomes a prostitute due to a variety of vulnerabilities that both pimps and traffickers exploit. This explains why young women get blindsided and think they are becoming a prostitute when in reality they are a sex trafficking victim (Elrod 2015). When the United States made prostitution illegal, it did not change the mentality of the johns.
Even with the normal stigma surrounding sex trafficking that it does not affect the United States, it is a large issue that affects 87% of the worlds countries despite being illegal in all of them. With these high rates, it is hard to find a solution that benefits the victims of the trade and helps to get them out of it. There are many theories on ways to fix the trade such as different organizations that work to help the women in the trade get back to their old lives. However, there is one that is debated more than the others, which is the Nordic model. This model instead of the current United States court system that criminalizes the victims of sex trafficking, recognizes all the women as victims no matter which area of the sex trade they