Social Effects Of Prostitution

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Introduction In Singapore, we know that there are many social problems which the society is facing. I will be concentrating on one of the social problem in Singapore, which is prostitution. I am very interested and I would like to find out how does prostitution is damaging the society. Whether what are the pros and cons if prostitution to be eradicated. Therefore, I chose this topic to discuss further and giving my best opinion on whether to what extend I am agree to the question on should prostitution must be eradicated. In this topic on prostitution, there are many sociology theories which can be related but the relevance sociology theory I will be focusing on are functionalism and conflict theory. Relating article on this social problem,…show more content…
Theories such as functionalism and symbolic interaction. From a functionalist perspective, there are social needs that can be being filled through prostitution but most people may feel that prostitution is an immoral act. As according to functionalism, prostitution is a job which is a service to people, a source of income so to support self and family. Income is a necessary and essential to provide the basic of living such as home and food for people, therefore, working as a prostitution serves the need to survive. According to Merton theory, it used the manifest and latent functions. By using the manifest and latent functions in applying to prostitution, manifest functions are intended and latent functions are unintended of an event or situation. Since functionalist believes that all social acts happened for a reason because it serves a social need that prostitution has both latent and manifest functions. Sociological Theory: Conflict…show more content…
Some of them came from abusive homes which they run away from and adducted by pimp or are not legally qualified to work in any legitimate industry or business. Some women see prostitution as their way out of poverty and are attracted by the money that they can earn as most of them come from low-income backgrounds. Which it resorted them to prostitution to get income in order to survive. Types of prostitution There are different types of prostitution in Singapore. Some prostitute has a choice whether if she wants to work as a prostitute to earn fast and easy money. Some have no other choice because they are adducted by a pimp, human trafficking or be a sugar baby. There is pimp who take control of the prostitutes, arranges clients for them and the worse thing is taking a percentage of their earnings in return. The pimp does not respect his female employees because pimp is driven by the money that they can produce for him. Referring to the article on “Pimp jailed over prostitution-related charges” through The Straits Times. Man, 45 years old, recruited prostitutes and partly lived off their earnings. This man make good use of women which considered as his employees to earn money for him. He took all controlled on the prostitutes by deciding the charges and his commission. Which clearly pimp is driven by money and treating women as an object for
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