Prostitution may be seen as an unethical practice but there would be bounteous advantages if the entire industry was legalized. There are many pros and cons to prostitution but I believe that the pros outweigh the cons. The pros of prostitution strengthen the reasoning as to why the industry should be legal. According to Business Insider, the legalization of prostitution would reduce crime against women. Since prostitution is illegal, many times when women are abused, they are less likely to call the police because they are engaging in illegal acts.
Most of the time, females are disregarded for being able to be a sexual predator just for the fact that they are women. Females are not seen as powerful enough to be able to commit sexual offense. They are seen as It is also assumed by society that if a female commits a sex crime that it was wanted by the victim because older females are seen as someone to try and seduce. Also, males are easily able to be tried for sexual assault crimes because of how the law explains sexual assault. These laws can be tricky to apply to females because of the fact that females cannot “penetrate” someone else
Early on in the Ripper investigation, the murderer was assumed to be a ‘prostitute killer’, even though many of his victims were not selling their sexual services (Wattis, 2015). Wattis (2015, p.2) noted that the case was an “iconic criminal event” and that it had a big impact on women and their fear of violence and murder. She also noted that it placed a number of temporal and spatial restrictions on their lives. Another impact that the Ripper case may have had on society is the police approach to prostitution. In the decades following this case, many changes to legislation have been made with the welfare of sex workers being seen as more important and more emphasis is put on ensuring they are safe (Wattis, 2015).
Many succumb to pleading guilty and never have the opportunity to speak with a lawyer or public defender. The war on drugs propagated by the prison-industrial complex is a failed draconian system that should be replaced with an emphasis on rehabilitation and removing the focus on low-level offenders that do not significant reduce the drugs on the market. The film The House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki, highlights similar problems that people, especially low-income minorities face when dealing with the justice system. Lack
The majority of the people in the world, though, never like to hear that someone has been murdered, just as Mary and many other “unfortunates” were. I see this issue of crimes against prostitutes not being cared about as a result of the media, which I guess at the time of the play, would be the newspaper. Crimes against prostitutes are never reported like they are for other victims of the same crime, I think because the crimes are against criminals, prostitutes. This is a very hard topic to come to terms with. Personally, a crime committed against anybody is terrible.
Human trafficking is inhumane, atrocious and cruel. Most people set it aside, thinking that it’s not an issue that’s relevant today, however it’s become more relevant than ever before. The rise of sites like the dark web have enabled human trafficking more than anything. The prevalence of trafficking is startling; according to the International Labor Organization, there have been 21 million victims globally, with 55% being women and girls. Trafficking of humans is an ethical injustice that deserves the attention of the world.
Sex work or prostitution is an occupation where individuals perform sexual services in exchange for money or goods. This type of profession is currently illegal in the U.S., excluding Nevada where it is legal. However, each state has established laws which exclusively regulate, permits, or prohibits sex work. Prostitution is seen as a very controversial topic around the world. In fact, various groups of people either want to legalize, decriminalize, or keep prostitution illegal based on how they perceive it.
I have noticed that multiple discussion postings mention the lack of media attention regarding prostitutes and prostitution in general. Contrary to popular belief, I do not find this to be completely true. Although the media does not portrayed prostitutes as “ideal victims,” they indeed give attention to prostitutes. In fact, according to Lin and Mele (2013), one of the stereotypes for prostitutes is that they “differ from the local residents” as they have adopted “specific codes to mark themselves for sale—to make themselves distinct from other women on the street” (p. 292). Furthermore, they continue to state that “the press emphasizes this by describing both the prostitutes and female residents solely in terms of their appearance” (Lin & Mele, 2013, p. 292).
How much did she drink and was she giving mixed signals is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you are told that someone was raped. In reality, when woman say no there should be no other contributing factors that allowed her to be sexually violated. Many people consider most rapist are strangers, and this is simply not true. In rape cases, family members, close friends, or someone you have met before are more likely to commit rape. In the book it states “rape is a compliment” and “you fat whores would be lucky to even get raped by someone”.
Other form that the trafficker used to control the victims are threat to harm the victim’s family, lock up the victim or even forced them to use drugs. As a result, victims become trapped and fear leaving the work cite. The victims do not even have basic control over their daily routine like sleep and eat. The victims may suffer psychological trauma, shame, emotional attachment, or physical threats to themselves or their families’ safety; therefore, the victim is completely controlled and often too afraid to try to escape. The traffickers often told the victims that if they attempt to run away or escape they