Prostitution And Gender Analysis

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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. This paper examines the controversy surrounding men who choose to explore the road of indulging…show more content…
The manner in which men and women socialise influences perceptions of conduct and experiences. With this in mind, it would be logical to conclude that with such differences between men and women on the ethical front, misunderstandings and misinterpretation would be rife within societies (Msomi, 2012). One such difference is how women perceive men who pay for sexual services compared with men. Women tend to assume that men who pay for sex are sad, lonely, and insecure while men have this tendency to believe that it is a sexual desire that drives them to such actions. Irrelevant of the reason is, it is hard to state accurately that a man is either good or bad and that his moral compass is pointing to where it should. Moreover, the ethics of this practice of men paying for sex is frequently deemed immoral, but under certain conditions, prostitution can be just as morally tolerable and accepted as other forms of employment (LaBossiere, 2008). Prostitution, the exchange of sexual services for remuneration or some other kind of benefit is a taboo subject in several countries whether legal or illegal. A recognised profession by some dates back to the eighteenth century. Sex workers or…show more content…
Realistically though few punters ‘the good guys’ turn violent while it is the criminals ‘bad guys’ who use the stigmatised status to prey on the susceptible. History shows that some murderers who turned violent on sex workers frequently went on to threaten women who were not sex workers (Magnanti 2014). Half way through 2015 Neal Falls was shot and killed for the attempted murder of sex workers and the suspected murder ten other women. This example demonstrated that there are nasty people out there, but these people are certainly in the minority, and not all clients of sex workers should be tarnished with the same brush (Peck, 2015) One reason women who think men who visit prostitutes are wrong and immoral is because the of what goes on behind closed doors such as coercion. In many cases, the girls or women who become sex workers do not decide to do so by their free will. Furthermore, in some cases the people who enter such a profession are desperate and lack prosperous career opportunities, and in the worse cases become slaves and are forced to be prostitutes. Even though we currently live in the twenty-first century, slavery (both relating to prostitution and other forms) is still
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