Is it necessary to regulate the activities of prostitutes in a legal way, or should they be provided with legislative and medical protection? Can the government tax this kind of trade and profiteer on this profitable business? Or is it necessary to apply all kinds of legal, social and cultural prohibitions and measures against prostitution in order to eliminate it? One of the strongest arguments of legalization of prostitution is decreasing crimes and violence in sex industry. It’s not a secret that prostitution is a dangerous profession, and brothels-keepers very often allow their clients to scoff at prostitutes, to beat and humiliate them for a special fee.
Sex work indicate that individual take their decisions to employ in sexual businesses and trafficking for sexual exploitation take place when a person is forces to have sex against their will. There are arguments that rise over whether decriminalising sex work increases human trafficking or not. In most countries sex work is still regarded as a criminal offense like in South Africa. The argument that rises for the decriminalisation of sex work is that in countries where sex work is decriminalized they experience the number of reported occurrence of human trafficking. This incident shows the impact of decriminalized sex work increases the maximum growth of illegal industries in the world.
Theresa Flores’s “The Slave Across the Street,” is a personal anecdote whose main purpose is to make Americans aware of the reality of human trafficking being in the U.S. and in our neighborhoods. The book shows how even in seemingly good life situations, traffickers are able to pick out and victimize those that are vulnerable. This does not only happen in third world countries, or in inner city, low income housing. Human trafficking is apparent throughout the U.S., in all levels of socio-economic classes. By Flores telling her story, she achieves the purpose in showing a different side of human trafficking that most people do not realize it has.
According to the Blue Campaign, human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It also goes against the 13th amendment which bans slavery or involuntary servitude in the United States. Although the internet and commercials on television have information on human trafficking, it is not receiving as much publicity and national attention as it should. Attention needs to be drawn to the risks of those involved in human trafficking. The government needs to create and promote programs to ensure its people that human trafficking is a critical human rights issue in the 21st century.
Port cities were born out of the Age of Navigation where maritime trade dominated world history. These cities not only brought about and facilitated the trade of goods, they brought about the trade of sex; prostitution. Due to repressive eighteenth-century standards, women were not considered able to care for themselves and if they had no husband then they were forced into the lowest class bracket requiring menial labor for mediocre pay. Therefore, indirectly causing women to flee for the masses of cultural diversity which spawned in port cities allowing prostitution to thrive. The morality behind a government not stopping visible prostitution was called into question many times in England and America.
Traffickers use online websites like Backage.com to advertise their wrong doings. The website Backpage.com is an enabler of online child trafficking (Surprising 3). Although there are many problems, in the United States, increasing sex trafficking, multiple solutions are available to help decrease sex trafficking. Trafficking is a crime and it needs to be abolished in the United States and other states. Most victims are not being trafficked by strangers (Surprising 3).
Some women may have been coerced or forced to become prostitutes by “pimps or human trafficking.” If the decision to become a prostitute was independent, it may be the result of “poverty or the lack of support, opportunity, or other underlying problems. Past trauma, drug addiction, sexual abuse such as molestation, and other unfortunate, immoral circumstances may contribute in the decision. Anti-prostitution feminists also argue that there are long term effects of prostitution. It can lead to serious, negative, and damaging long term effects on the individual. For example: trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, self-harm, and suicide.
Sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally. It is one of the biggest lies in society (Farley et., 2014). The Vanderbilt Law Review indicates that the majority of prostitutes do not enter the prostitution lifestyle on their own free will choice, but instead becomes a prostitute due to a variety of vulnerabilities that both pimps and traffickers exploit. This explains why young women get blindsided and think they are becoming a prostitute when in reality they are a sex trafficking victim (Elrod 2015). When the United States made prostitution illegal, it did not change the mentality of the johns.
The intention of my research is to expose the racist tactics in the criminal justice system that have been camouflaged. I am prepared to explain how racism contributes to the vast number of incarcerated African Americans, and other minorities. The criminal justice system has created and perpetuated racial hierarchy in the United States, and has done so throughout history. I propose the question: Are minorities being targeted within the Criminal Justice System? African Americans are criminalized and targeted because of their skin color, and it is not fair.
In this country, most sex rings are run by small crime groups, or even individuals. These traffickers have an increase demand for abuse compliant victims. Asian women are stereotypically more acceptable to violence due to their culture and race. Many of the exploited are brought into bondage because they are in debt to their pimp, and many are kept in bondage long after the debt is paid off. Human trafficking is a global dilemma; What will the world do to stop it (“U.N.