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
Prostitution Should Not Be Legalized As countries are considering legalizing and determining the sex industry, we urge you to consider the ways in which legitimating prostitution as “work” does not empower the women in prostitution but does everything to strengthen the sex industry and lead to violence and increase the crime rate in the community. Prostitution means the act of practice of engaging, and an act of selling one’s body for any type of sexual intercourse in exchange for money. In ancient Greek, prostitution is not to be contempt because of the prostitutes’ dedication to the Gods or Goodness of the priests. It began many centuries ago, as a way to service the Gods. Today prostitution has become more and more open to the extent that some countries approve for the legalization of prostitution, countries such as Bulgaria and Netherlands.
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.
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.
The health problems and criminal victimization that many streetwalkers experience happen because their behavior is illegal and legalizing and regulating prostitution would reduce these problems In this regard, legalization of prostitution is yet another harm reduction approach to a social problem, “Research suggests that, under the right conditions, legal prostitution can be organized in a way that increases workers’ health, safety, and job satisfaction. Mandatory condom use and other safe-sex practices are typical in legal brothels, and the workers face much lower risk of abuse from
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. However, they also claim that pimps, customers and other people involved must be punished, as only such kind of strategy can restrain the growth of demand and supply in sex
Neither group seeks to criminalize prostitution because it is an affront to heterosexual monogamy and, therefore, dangerous to traditional morality. This latter perspective is more properly attributable to anti-feminist groups. (Freeman, 1989-1990, p.76) I am of the opinion that radical feminism perspective on prostitution is the best way to perceive it. It confronts the power imbalance between the men who buy sex and the women that sell sex. Unlike radical feminists who that abolishing prostitution is possible, I am of the idea that it is impossible to abolish prostitution in society, so criminalization is the best option.
By legalizing prostitution, there would be a growth in demand which will promote sex trafficking, which is rising. Where prostitution is legal, the sex industry tends to be bigger which will need an increase of female prostitutes, this attracts traffickers who can exploit women for economic gain. The Dutch government had to shut 2/3 of its legal brothels as it could not regulate traffickers or other
He discusses the worldwide ramifications of various aspects of sex--AIDS, beauty pageants, prostitution, abortion, sterilization programs, genital mutilation, and others--always showing the complexities of the problems. Health Effects of Prostitution Women in prostitution are targeted as the problem instead of making the sex industry problematic and challenging the mass male consumption of women and children in commercial sex. This is institutionalized when governments and NGOs argue for the medicalization of prostitution when they propose laws on prostitution which subject women to periodic medical check-ups. It is stated that women in the sex industry would be better protected if they submitted, or were required to submit, to health and especially STD screening. The health consequences to women from prostitution are the same injuries and infections suffered by women who are subjected to other forms of violence against women.
The first advantage of making the prostitution to be legal is decreasing sexual violence. In the newspaper on today, I always see the news about the rape. It is always happen in nowadays more than past. The number of it will increase in the year of years. For example, in India , rape is the most common crime that always against the woman.