The war on drugs pushed people into fear, and therefore manipulated law enforcement to go after people of color. Again, our media has promoted incorrect stereotypes, and the politicians lied to us through it all. All of this is the reason that The New Jim Crow exists. The last theme of The New Jim Crow is history. History is seeming to repeat itself, and Alexander (2012) explains in her book that what is going on today, is exactly what happened during the Jim Crow age.
Angela Davis in her book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, argues for the overall abolishment of prisons. Amongst the significant claims that support Davis’ argument for abolition, the inadequacy of prison reforms stands out as the most compelling. Reform movements truthfully only seek to slightly improve prison conditions, however, reform protocols are eventually placed unevenly between women and men. Additionally, while some feminist women considered the crusade to implement separate prisons for women and men as progressive, this reform movement proved faulty as female convicts increasingly became sexually assaulted. Following the theme of ineffectiveness, the reform movement that advocated for a female approach to punishment only succeeded in strengthening
The Nordic Model, also known as the Sex Buyer Law is the most effective way to combat prostitution and help women exit this line of work. The Nordic Model protects prostituted women by criminalizing buying people for sex and decriminalizes those who are prostituted. Decriminalizing/legalizing prostitution as a whole causes sex trafficking to increase as it creates an environment where Pimps and Johns are able to purchase this service without fear of repercussions. Prostitution is inherently dangerous as there is no way to properly stop a swapping of bodily fluids (saliva, sweat, ejaculate, etc.) and in any other industry, proper precautions are always taken to ensure that this does not happen.
Selling and distributing the drug would still be a criminal offense. It could mean rehabilitation, a fine of however much the state decides on the convicted, this means less incarceration for drug users and addicts. Countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Italy have controlled both drugs and crime, whereas in the United States harshly punitive programs have increased the supply of both crime and drug use. Considering these harsh consequences, this is part of the reason why so many are incarcerated in the U.S. 46.2% of the population of people incarcerated at the moment is for drug offenses. Although not intended for legalization, decriminalization can
Martha Bussbaum argues that prostitution should be decriminalized for we everyone exchanges their body for money. Additionally, legalization of prostitution will help women who have few options. Bussbaum does not centralize her argument on morality but legality. Several professions and people have been stigmatized, stereotyped, or based off class. Opera singers, actors, and dancers have been regarded as public prostitution for illogical, emotional, and biased perceptions.
Due to their interaction with drugs and alcohol, they become engaged in irrational activities, causing them to become juvenile delinquents. The novel enhances that hair is a big part of a greasers’ overall ‘look’ as a person, so lack of the right hair might make someone have lower self-esteem. “ ‘Kid, I swear it don’t look like you with your hair all cut off. It used to look tuff. You and soda had the coolest-lookin’ hair in town.’” (page 73, paragraph six) Moreover, hair is a social necessity to fit in, when a Greasers’ hair is cut, it makes their self-esteem lower, possibly causing them to create delinquent acts.
Although it is true that substances such as alcohol can be abused, the prohibition of alcohol prevented the advancement of our society due to the corruption in public officials, negative effects on the economy, and increased crime rates. Prohibition was a major event in American history. It showed the weaknesses of morale in the United States, and how much people loved alcohol.
Is human trafficking a gender issue? If indeed so, anti-trafficking and gender-related initiatives need occur that help eradicate the gender-based consequences of human trafficking. This draws attention to the people targeted by human trafficking and anti-trafficking parties of the government to look closely at the gender aspects of human trafficking in globalization. Sex slavery is the main area of gender-based issues. It is common knowledge that women are more likely to become sex slaves among men.
In short, the War on Drugs Legislation not only did not work it amplified the problem. Rather than seeking a solution to the setback and trying to reform drug criminalization, Congress continues to suppress the minorities. Drugs continue to be hard on society and cause both economical and societal problems. In an attempt to stop addiction, Nixon and Regan only fueled it. Addiction needs to be addressed in a therapeutic manner by seeking solutions to the trauma behind the use.
Ridiculous and farcical propositions to say the least. According to Michelle Oberman, who also wrote on the topic, getting rid of statutory rape laws pose to great of a risk to girls and their psychiatric health. Girls involved in either an exploitative one-night-stand or a continuous strand of unethical evenings, have a higher chance of depression, pregnancy, and illness. Overman says despite the usefulness of certain clauses of gender-neutral statutory rape laws, they “ignore the many exploitative sexual encounters between minors of similar ages.” She denotes that with out statutory rape laws being enacted, society risks the well-being of girls no matter the
I find that prostitution as a whole is currently not possible with the models that we have now. There is just too much corruption, deceit, and lies, that completely ruin the whole process of making prostitution a safe and healthy profession. So in conclusion, I believe that prostitution should not be legalized as of now. I do think that with more education and regulation, a more well developed model of prostitution could come to fruition and grace the women, and men for that matter, who do find that prostitution is the profession that they chose to do in life, and it could ultimately make prostitution a safe and healthy form of sex
The author then goes on to discuss how large the sex-offender registry is in order to support their first point that harsh penalties shouldn’t be imposed for minor crimes. The author argues that with so many people on the list it makes it hard to distinguish between people who are really threats on the list and those who are not. The second point the author argues is that sex-offender registries shouldn’t be made public because it causes sex offenders to be harassed and even fired from their jobs (“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” 655). The author suggest that the list should be held by the police who could then share it with people who need to know instead of the public having easy access to it (“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” 656). The author then explains how many teenagers have sex before they are legally allowed too and how this shouldn’t be reason to
Banning prostitution will drive it underground and making treatment and monitoring more difficult. However, registering prostitutes makes the state involved in prostitution and does not address the health risks of unregistered prostitutes. In Australia where sex-work is active and legal. Registration of sex-work is not practiced and education campaigns have been extremely successful and the non-intravenous drug user/sex workers are among the lower HIV-risk communities in the nation. When it comes to prostitution, many are quick to judge.
Sexual addiction can have serious consequences whether it is out of reach from legal action or behind bars. The most common out of legal means is having affairs or casual sex. The most common illegal means is prostitution, viewing child pornography on the internet, sex with minors, and more. For someone, that is, a sex addict, availability to material or the lack of caring to be caught can send an addict to desperate measures. The known death of a young boy changed the nation and started a wave to protect that entire are in site sex offenders.