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.
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.
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
Prostitution is a problem around the word not just in the US. Some people work as prostitutes because they need to they can’t find job or they feel like they aren’t useful so they find an easy job. However, a large majority of people that are prostitutes are forced to prostitute themselves it’s not really a choice, they are told by the people that they have to else there family could be killed or they might be killed. In the book “The Good Earth” Locust was sold just so that way men could take advantage of her she was only seen as a sex symbol by the people that would go into the tea houseJust like men see women in prostitution. Most states in the United states have a band on prostitution, however there are some parts of the united states that prostitution is legal.
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.
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
First name Last name Instructor’s Name Course Number Date The Legalization of Prostitution in America Prostitution is considered to be “the oldest profession”, and it is undeniable that it has always existed and will exist. However, in most communities prostitution is not only illegal, but also viewed as “immoral” profession. But this does not mean that there are no politicians and ordinary citizens in America, who claim that prostitution should be legal, or at least decriminalized. Actually, some European countries and even the US states have already legalized sex work, arguing, that such strategy can provide definite benefits both for sex workers and the state itself. The question is if other states should follow their examples and legalize
People in the sex industry report very high level of sexual violence, physical abuse and even verbal abuse of intimidation and threats. The women involved in prostitution will express how they experience great negative emotional and psychological consequences because they feel sexually violated and exposed. A UK study conducted this year showed that over 63% of street prostitutes had experienced violence and exactly two thirds of the women involved in any form of prostitution met the criteria for “post-traumatic stress disorder” showing just how emotionally and physically draining prostitution had been for
Prostitution can be a taboo subject in many countries around the world and the subject often arises within government organisations and parliaments to be debated. These discussions can be controversial as the agenda is predominantly regarding the legalisation of the act, solicitation and prostitution. Men and women who partake in legalised or illegal acts of prostitution come from broadly diverse background and an array of demographics. Some groups of society deem these acts as immoral, lacking decent ethics and a wayward moral compass. There is some stigma connected to those who decide to pay for these services as well as those offering the service.
Prostitution will never be eradicated from society and by making no distinction between free and forced prostitution just forces it to move further underground and into the controlling hands of criminals. Prostitution is like any other industry, if you make it illegal then the criminals have control over everything. If free prostitution was recognized, essentially by legalization, then the health and safety of prostitutes choosing this profession would be improved. At the same time, not recognising the difference is detrimental to their safety. Recently, prostitution laws in Canada were challenged because the supreme court of Canada felt that the safety of prostitutes was at risk due to the fact that prostitutes have historically been exposed to extreme levels of violence