Legalize human trafficking - prostitution March 13, 2008|Patty Kelly It would be easier to ask which countries is it illegal in, that would be a very short list, with mainly the U.S. were consenting adult sexual rights are denied. Prostitution is LEGAL (with some restrictions that aren't that bad) in Canada, most all of Europe including England, France, Wales, Denmark, etc., most of South America including most of Mexico (often in special zones), Brazil, Israel (Tel Aviv known as the brothel capital of the world), Australia, and many other countries. It is either legal or much tolerated in most all of Asia and even Iran has "temporary wives" which can be for only a few hours! New Zealand passed in 2003 one of the most comprehensive decriminalization acts which even made street hookers legal which is causing many concerns. I do NOT support public nuisance street hookers being legal unless in special zones.
Objective elements are the features of negative social conditions that are measurable. These are proven systematic measurements that say that the social condition exists and that it causes harm to people. (Tepperman & Curtis, 2011) There are several facts and statistics that prove that prostitution not only exists but that it causes considerable damage to people. In Canada there is no consensus on how many people are involved in the sex trade industry however the estimate is in the hundreds of thousands. In addition, there is a high correlation between prostitution and substance use disorders, psychological problems, and violence.
Men like Ben Kerr, the “king” of rum-runners, and Rocco Perri, Canada’s most notorious bootlegger, both participated in violent criminal activities to achieve their illegal means. Prohibition provided criminals with an entrepreneurial opportunity to make illegal, tax-free, money. Men like Kerr quickly discovered they were, “Not breaking any Canadian laws by ferrying booze across Lake Ontario” because, “Although the Ontario Temperance Act forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages in the province, it was perfectly legal to export it, American Prohibition not withstanding.” Not all bootlegged booze, manufactured in Ontario, was destined for the American market. Some of it would go to satisfy Canadians’ thirst by being, “re-imported”. Canadian police charged with monitoring Lake Ontario’s extensive shoreline, and the rest of Canada’s expansive border, were unable to stem the tide of illegal bootlegged liquor entering into the country.
In dealing with prostitution, governments around the world have adopted different legal approaches to the issue (“The Legal Status of Prostitution by Country”, 2010). In Canada and many other countries, a Catch-22 situation is created through partial legalization—where the act of prostitution (the consensual exchange of sexual services for financial gain) is legal but the solicitation and communication for the purposes of prostitution are illegal (Study, 1997). In other words, it is legal to engage in prostitution but it is virtually impossible to find customers legally. The spectrum of legal stances adopted ranges from full legalization (including government regulation) to full illegality. Position one contends that all acts of prostitution should be fully legalized while position two contends that all acts of prostitution should be illegal.
In fact, opponents of prostitution’s legalization argue that the regulation of prostitution would lead to the corruption of the society. For this reason, they claim that it should never be legalized. On the other hand, supporters of prostitution’s legalization disagree and argue that there are many benefits to the legalization of prostitution. They argue that the government, if it regulated, prostitution could protect and help vulnerable women and at the same time, reduce heath related hazards. In fact, the legalization of prostitution in certain licensed areas would be beneficial for the Gabonese society in terms of fighting against the worst aspects of the trade sex, reducing crime and being beneficial for sex workers and their clients.
Prostitution should be legalized With the legalization of Prostitution thee industry will get taxed, leaving billions in revenue for the United States Government. If legalized the government would regulate it and would enforce strict health laws, these laws would prevent the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Less human violations would occur because there would not be any “pimps”, instead a fair industry where all sex workers receive the fair share. Prostitution should be legalized to tax for the services provided, improve the health requirements, and better the lives of sex workers by eliminating “Pimps”. Currently, prostitution is a dangerous occupation because it’s dangerous in the sense of medical and health issues for both the prostitutes and their customers.
Pornography and Prostitution The topic that I have been researching for the past few weeks has been prostitution. It has been very interesting so far. The studies have shown just exactly what the problems with prostitution are. In some of the older books I read, historians were interested mainly in discussing the attitudes toward prostitution but in more recent work the focus has been on prostitutes themselves including their range of alternatives, their conditions of work, their health and life spans, their careers-and interaction between prostitutes and others, such as reformers, clients, or bosses. Studies about men and women, boys, and girls who have been involved in prostitution and/or pornography have revealed a lot.
An activist named Catharine MacKinnon contributed an amicus curiae brief to the proceedings, and has since stated that the government neglected to raise all the relevant issues in the case. She has also campaigned for laws to stop pornography. MacKinnon claims, in general, that pornography is violence. In this particular case, she argued to the court that the Baker pornography was the threat of violence. To back up her argument about his intentions, she used excerpts from his E-mail correspondence with a like-minded young man in Canada.
Most of the people who are for legalizing prostitution believe that it would “eliminate the criminal element of the trade, leading to safer working conditions and better health for both the prostitutes and their clients (2009 Sexton).” Many believe it is a victimless crime and it should be between two consenting adults, and kept private but legal. Prostitutes believe that it is a problem that the government doesn’t want others to manage them or profit from this, because they need the management and support so they have the physical protection they need. Philosopher Sybil Schwartz states that “Prostitution might gain public esteem. A woman could be respected for her wealth of sexual and emotional knowledge (wntr 2003 prostitution and freedom).” A lot of the women believe that “they did a great service to many people; it was like they were there therapists (2004Hoge).” Other benefits that could come from prostitution are financial benefits, health benefits, and
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