Pros And Cons Of Prostitution

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LEGALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION: AN AQUISECENSE OR DIVERGENCE 'Prostitution forms an age-worn but interesting chapter in the history of civilization and presents an important problem for modern society. All civilized countries have offered solutions, none of which are satisfactory, and only a few of them have even modified its baneful influence '- -Arnold Clarkson INTRODUCTION Prostitution is one of the oldest profession which have been practice since the birth of human civilization, where women have been driven to sell their conscience to carry out a means of survival. In India, the Vedas speak about prostitution being one of the organized and established institutions. Such women are expected to satisfy the uncontainable vice of male…show more content…
In Indian culture and traditions however, prostitution has prevailed in some form or the other but the evil continue to persist. In viewing the legalization of prostitution one must take into account all the pros and cons of the situation. But more importantly nothing has been achieved so far and even if there are some solutions, there is the lack of effect of these so called solutions. If we generally look at moral vice that is drawn by the wide spread prostitution, it can be said that it is deteriorating the dignity of women. If we really have to bring the women in equal par with men then they should not be compelled indulge in the activities which will lead to social…show more content…
The safety policies in many legal brothels simply do not protect women from harm. Women who work in these brothels have indicated that they were abused by buyers, brothel owners, and even their friends. Legalizing Prostitution Does Not Enhance Women 's Choice It was noted that there are brothels that will forbid prostitutes to leave the worksite for extended periods of time. Some require that the prostitutes leave the county when they are not working. Legalizing Prostitution Takes Away From Family Values Not only does legalizing prostitution hurt women and children, but it also hurts families. What legalizing prostitution does is create in increase in infidelity, which, in turn, creates an increase in divorce. LEGALIZATION- NOT A SOLUTION Prostitution as a crime dehumanizes, commodifies and fetishizes women. In prostitution there is always some power imbalance where the any person has the power to hire him/her to act as a sexualized puppet. It is already known that prostitution includes any mutuality of privilege or pleasure. The prime motive behind it is that one does not pay heed to whether women personally desire for the act or not. Legalization does not reduce prostitution or trafficking; in fact, both activities increase because men can legally buy prostitution. Cities develop reputations as sex tourist
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