When the United States made prostitution illegal, it did not change the mentality of the johns. The johns still have the desire to have sex and feel dominant. In order to keep up with the john 's demand, pimps were forced to find a way to illegally capture girls and keep the supply alive. (Hunt, Kliorys, Shively & Wheeler 2012). Sex trafficking runs off of a supply and demand system, therefore pimps have found a way to break the law without getting caught.
The Nordic Model also criminalizes those who traffic women to sell for sex, also known as Pimps. The most common argument against this is that the source of income is being taken away from prostituted women which will only serve to further impoverish them. However, what is often ignored is that the Nordic Model has an emphasis on creating funding for shelters and educational centers.
While there are some that make the career choice willingly, many of them have been found to be victims of human trafficking. This becomes an ethical conflict as the justice systems end up prosecuting and punishing the very people they were meant to protect. Should the girl even managed to overcome the trauma of being a sex slave and survive the justice system, they now have a criminal record for sex work related offenses when they try to reintegrate back into society. They are often prevented from getting decent jobs and other prospects of rebuilding their lives after. Therefore, even if they are able to escape from the horrors of the sex trade, a record of their “criminal” activity victimizes them for the rest of their lives (Flora and Keohane,
“Decriminalization would reduce the stigma, discrimination and uncertainty that come with criminality allowing us to live and work in health and safety and without fear of arrest that deprives us of our freedom and dignity”(Clamen, Santini & Charlebois,2013:3). This stigma affect all sex workers, legalising sex work mean a step to eliminate disgrace or shameful. This removal of sex work as a criminal act and organisation that prohibits sex work will allow sex work as work that protects the rights of sex workers through the agency of health and safety standards. Decriminalizing this trade will lead to sex workers to live without stigma, social exclusion and fear of violence. Sex worker will also have an access to financial services which means they have accounts in banks and insurance those cover their
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
Society has taught us to blame the prostitute for the violent things that occur to them simply because they chose this profession. But this is a form of unjust harm unto the prostitute. Moloney states “to blame the vulnerable and the victimized rather than helping them is surely contrary to the care and concern modelled by Jesus” (14). With so many individuals are being enslaved and no in control of their own autonomy, human trafficking is complete unjust harm. With regulation of prostitution, the violence and sex trafficking can be reduced thus benefiting the
The church emphasized on the fact that prostitution was morally wrong, therefore, to reinforce the law, prostitutes were require to wear a type of distinctive clothing to set them apart from ‘decent’ women and to avoid confusion if one got mixed up. For example, in Milan, the garment of choice was a black cloak, while in Florence, prostitutes wore gloves and bells on their hats. According to Prostitution in the Later Middle Ages by historian Vern Bullough, a citizen who found a prostitute clothed in anything other than the official dress had the right to strip them on the spot. Although this ordeal was a very humiliating thing for women to do, because of the very limited places for jobs, concubinage was the easiest and quickest way of making money and
In, “Not Just (Any) Body Can Be a Citizen”, author M. Jacqui Alexander explores, examines and expounds on the socio-political forces and machinations which have influenced the legislation in Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas, regarding specific sexual identities and manifestations. Primarily using the laws of both countries pertaining to sexual offenses, she discusses how homosexuality and other non-reproductive sexual acts and lifestyles have been outlawed in both nations. In her argument, she outlines how persons of such alternative lifestyles (including herself) have been carefully constructed as deviant, immoral and ultimately destructive to the moral and social fiber of the country. They are counterproductive to the state-imagined heteronormative, civilized state and, as such, must be criminalized and prohibited from enacting such “unnatural” behavior within the general society. More specifically, however,
Sexual trafficking abuses our God-given human rights. “Regardless of how women are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation, the terrible conditions under which they are generally forced to work violate their fundamental human rights, including the right to personal autonomy and bodily integrity. (“Trafficking and commercial).” Sexual trafficking exploits two key human rights. The right
Section 31 of the Child Act 2001 clearly prohibits sexual abuse of children, while section 43 makes it an offence to sell, buy, let for hire, obtain possession, detain, advertise of a child for the purposes of prostitution. These provisions focus on physical abuse and exploitation that may require judicial activism from the court and prosecutor creativity to extend the application to digital era. However, new development has been addressed in combating the issue of online pornography or indecent images. Several of the above Acts that were used to govern print and film pornography have been applied to address online crimes in relation to posting, distributing and possessing of indecent photographs online and websites. In the case of Tan Jye Yee & Anor v Pendakwa Raya  6 MLJ 609, the appellant has been charged inter alia under section 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002 for obscene publication in their Thumblr.