PHL 2000 12-12-12 Thoughts on Prostitution Throughout modern day society, the action of prostitution is often seen as debatable with respect to different ethical issues. Prostitution can be defined as “The act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money,” and is usually provided as an underground service. Although the practice is illegal in most places, it actually becomes a “viable” job source for many women. The majority of prostitutes are female, mainly from the nature of the job; however men do become prostitutes on occasion. Prostitution raises many ethical issues from it being immoral because it tends to involve coercion, prostitution can be exploitive, it is degrading and involves violence/HIV.
I assume crack or cocaine by their demeanor. But why does prostitution have to be a drug driven need for money? If this woman could work as a prostitute legitimately and have the same benefits and right as everyone else, would she be in the same condition she is now? If prostitution were legal this woman could have a chance at living as a regular functioning member of society. People see only the negative sides of prostitution, like how it encourages sex out of wedlock
Summary Since the mid-1980s, the debate about how to address prostitution legally has become a subject of legislative action Some countries in Europe, most notably the Netherlands and Germany among others, have legalized and/or decriminalized systems of prostitution, which includes decriminalizing pimps, brothels and buyers, also known as “customers or johns” Other governments, such as Thailand, legally prohibit prostitution activities and enterprises but in reality tolerate brothels and the buying of women for commercial sexual exploitation, especially in its sex tourism industry. Sweden, has taken a different legal approach --penalizing the buyers while at the same time decriminalizing the women in prostitution. This article offers ten arguments for not legalizing prostitution. These arguments apply to all state-sponsored forms of prostitution, including but not limited to full-scale legalization of brothels and pimping, decriminalization of the sex industry, regulating prostitution by laws such as registering or mandating health checks for women in prostitution, or any system in which prostitution is recognized as “sex work” or advocated as an employment choice. This essay reviews the ways in which legitimating prostitution as work makes the harm of prostitution to women invisible, expands the sex industry, and does not empower the women in prostitution.
To fully, explore, understand, and comment upon this socially unaccepted activity; however, one must first define both what it is and what it is not. Prostitution is a form of sex work – this referring to a section of industry in which individuals are paid for services in which sexual commerce is exchanged for profit or temporary goods (shelter, food, protection). This definition of sex work therefore including professions such as pornographic actors/ actresses, page 3 girls etc., due to the sexual nature of the services required to receive payment in these positions (Merriam-Webster, 2011). These services however, have become legitimised by regulations and laws – the Sexual Offences Act 2003 prohibits topless modelling or pornographic images or movies to include individuals below the age of 18; the same can be said for pole dancers and strippers within licenced premises, as well as stripper-grams or Kiss – a – grams. The line between these legalised activities and prostitution although increasingly narrow –has been previously established due to the above professions and activities already presiding within a structured legal framework.
However, looking at the big picture of this issue, Isn’t it immoral to leave those prostitute on their own account. Alexa Albert, in her book Brothel, analyzed the benefits of legalizing prostitution supports that “[…] Turning our backs on the women (and men) who do this work may be far more immoral- even criminal- than prostitution itself. Only when we recognize and validate the work of professional prostitutes can we expect them to practice their trade safely and responsibly (Albert, 57).” By using those words, Alexa is persuade that it is a crime to do not pay attention to prostitute. The fact to consider prostitution legalization as immoral is inversely immoral. Furthermore, legislation of prostitutions is an ethos of
Smugglers promise jobs that will allow them to support their families and overall chances at better, but, this is just the allurement for a dangerous trap. The jobs traffickers give these people are often in prostitution, where they are exposed to ruthless offenders. Maheswari continues to write “brothels in Mumbai have actually become skin factories...women being tortured to an extent that we just can't imagine. (Source 1)” From these excerpts, one can only partially see the magnitude of pain that is endured both emotionally and physically by victims of human trafficking. Being taken away from one’s home indefinitely causes enough emotional distress.
There are efforts to remove prostitution and most of all the exploitation, harassment and abuse of those involved such as legal measures and private organizations aiding abused and procured prostitutes. The most important of these efforts are the ones done for the safety, social welfare and rehabilitation of the women unwillingly involved. II. Body Trafficking is a crime against humanity. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) defines trafficking in persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of
Pros, it can influence the economy by taxing it and generate billions; the con, no one could tell or know what society would react to such outcomes. For example, crime could possibly raise a lot more drug addicts on the streets, end result potential harm for young children. The world needs a change maybe not decriminalizing drugs or make them legal, the sentencing of possession should change to putting addicts into treatments/therapy. In other words they have a choice, jail time or therapy? Legalizing drugs in the state of California would help economy wise.
According to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), sexual assault is “unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or attempted rape. This includes sexual touching and fondling”. Continuing on from sexual assault, rape is also considered a sexual assault in some states. However, simple sexual assault is very different from rape, which can be defined as “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim,” ("Sexual Assault | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network," n.d.). The act of a
The court had also pointed out that nowhere else in the world prostitution is dealt with by punitive measures. The laws governing prostitution in our country are proving to be detrimental to the interest of women instead of relieving them from the clutches of traffickers, middlemen, local police, brothel owners etc. The only way to guarantee a better life to prostitutes is legalization and regularization of the industry. Though there is denial of the fact that such progressive step is not a cake walk for the government considering the traditional mindset and moral benchmarks of Indian society. But keeping in mind the higher interest, and to avoid the undesirable consequences, government has to initiate such a regulation with a stance that prostitution is not morally heinous and it cannot be abolished Tracing the History In the ancient time there was a practice of having Nagarvadhu meaning bride of the city/town (An example being the very famous nagarvadhu ‘Amrapali’ from the city of Vaishali ).