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.
This report is written to examine the effects of legalising prostitution in society as there have been a number of issues which have happened to cause society to analyse the outcomes of legalising prostitution. Prostitution is known to be the oldest profession in the world and was practiced in many cultures as it became a cultural custom. There are several different terms known to identify prostitutes such as geishas, concubines, courtesans and sex workers. Back to a few decades ago, prostitution was considered a sinful and treacherous act especially if a spouse was committing adultery. Of late, certain countries like Western Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and Singapore have legalised prostitution in an effort to control the industry.
Is maintaining prohibition of sex work a solution for everyone? We think not. There are some important arguments used against the legalizing of prostitution that need to be double-checked. Is prohibition a solution? The basic reasons for which society is against prostitution include the fact that it is seen as a dangerous business which encourages human trafficking and promotes the spread of STDs.
Furthermore prostitution cannot be deemed immoral as prostitution itself is a trade similar to many other jobs in the society. A person’s right to sell their sexual services is neither more nor less of a right than that of person selling their labour-power in any other of its multifaceted forms. For example a person doing manual labour is selling his/her body, a writer sells her mind and a bodyguard or wrestler sells the services of their body. The feminist argument is that, Prostitution is merely a job of work and the prostitute is a worker, like any other wage labourer (Patemen, 2010, p.9). Many people believe that the act of prostitution involves buying another person for money, this is not the case.
This incident shows the impact of decriminalized sex work increases the maximum growth of illegal industries in the world. “Where prostitution is legalized or tolerated, there is a greater demand for human trafficking victims and nearly always an increase in the number of women and children trafficked into commercial sex slavery”(U.S. Department of State,2004:1). The is a an argument that sex industries creates ultimate conditions for uncontrolled abuse of sex workers, it is also believed that trafficking of human trafficking of women for sex can only be stopped if sex work is decriminalized and rights of social workers are
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.
Prostitution is defined as the practice of engaging in relatively indiscriminate sexual activity, in general with someone who is not a spouse or a friend, in exchange for immediate payment in money or other valuables. There are two form of prostitutions that are direct and indirect form of prostitution. I strongly oppose the idea that prostitution should be legalized. There are many reasons that prostitution should not be legalized. Firstly, prostitution leads to sex and human trafficking.
Introduction The term prostitution often brings up a lot of feelings in conversation. We get this image in our heads about the young heroin addict walking the streets at nighttime, which is an outdated description that does more harm than good. Not only does a large portion of sex work take place online but prostitutes vary greatly in gender, age and social status, according to a study conducted at the University of Birmingham for the article Debates around sex industry based on 'sexist stereotypes '. Enforcing laws to restrict these sort of exchanges is commonly accepted as a good way to protect people from the industry but in what way does criminalization actually help? Is the threat of being arrested larger than the threat of not affording food for yourself or your children?
They believe that prostitution must be controlled, but it is absolutely impossible to eradicate it. Society and the state should not fight against prostitution as such, but with those factors that make it socially dangerous, destructive, criminogenic. Taking a stringent measure is inexpedient, as a result it will lead to the black market, so it will not be under control, and cause public danger. Prostitution exists due to the peculiarities of human psychophysiology and, first of all, due to the fact that the social institution of family with its normative nature does not fully meet the sexual interests of men. Functionalists believe that if a married man was not able to diversify his sexual life with the help pf prostitutes, for whom he does not have any moral responsibilities, he would seek for serious relationships with other women, which can create a serious threat to his marriage.
However, although the arguments of prostitution legalization proponents often seem reasonable and practical, there are a lot of points, which can support the opposite views. 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.