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.
Therefore, they became the major customers of this industry (Liang, 2012). This problem has always been drawing public’s attention. In this essay, the pros and cons of legalizing prostitution will be listed, namely, making the industry easier to be supervised, protecting the rights and interests of sex workers as well as lead to
These crimes can affect the sex worker in different ways. For example if a pimp wants to take advantage of a prostitute he can easily put her under the influence of drugs and which may lead to her being raped or abused. If the decriminalization of prostitution were put in place, workers will find it easier to be protected against such scenarios with less fear of reporting such
A women would not be urge pushing them towards the sex trade if they have economic stability. This eventually will gradually decrease the rate of prostitution effectively. The economic, political and social factors are obviously linked to the prostitution industry, but if a woman decided to avoid the brothels awful conditions and health risk they would. The implementation of laws result in negative outcome although the initial intentions are positive. Once again it is stressed that the economic reasons are important component to be in the ultimate solution for the abolition of prostitution.
“55% of prostitutes have been physically abused by customers”. Prostitution will only flourish if there is a huge demand of men wanting it. People who advocate for the legalisation of prostitution are not the actual prostitutes themselves but the pimps who profit from this. Once prostitution becomes a legitimate business then pimps can disguise unlawful sex acts as legal and women will continue to face stigma and abuse. By legalizing prostitution, there would be a growth in demand which will promote sex trafficking, which is rising.
According to Miriam (2005), on one side we have feminists who consider prostitution as a voluntary work and political right. However, there are also feminists who perceive the trade as a form of coercion and institution of male domination and abolishment is in order (p.1). This essay will argue that women are coerced into the job and are subject of male violence and laws should be created to criminalize it. Furthermore, this paper will reflect the prostitution debate between liberal feminists and radical feminists.
If we legalize prostitution, we could set a law that sex workers have to use condoms and get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (Fuchs). Requiring certain laws to prevent STDs can help sex workers become healthier. This would help our society's health and decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. However, evidence conveys that it has been around for so long, and becoming part of our society (Fuchs). Prostitution has been an ongoing issue that is not going away anytime soon.
Commonly found reasons as to why people consider prostitution to be immoral is that they believe it is coercive, exploitative and degrading, and that it perpetuates social inequality between men and women. In this essay, I will extrapolate on these preconceived reasons and then argue that prostitution is in fact not more coercive, exploitative or degrading than any other generally morally acceptable job,
In the further support of this argument, it is said by River Redwood that “the pornography is about acting and performing only”. The pornographic media is an ‘idealized sexual fiction’ and it is not the best place to learn about the sexual behavior and human communication in the real world. It is more fiction than reality (Meulen, 2013). Moreover, Susan in 1989 said that men’s sexuality in pornography is represented in the form of rapist and female sexuality is depicted as the rape victim. Further, she explores the idea that in the pornographic world, men exploit the women by abusing, hurting and dominating whereas, women is depicted as the person who enjoy the sexual submission and exploitation (Cole, 1989).