These are all reasons why prostitution should be made legal within The United States. One of the most important things that should be considered is the safety of sex workers. In The United States alone, there are more than 1.5 million women who work as prostitutes. With no agencies to monitor or regulate the use of protection against sexually transmitted diseases or the occurrence of violence against sex workers, lives are being put into unnecessary danger. In an article written for The Lancet, the authors state that “the prevalence of sexually transmitted bacterial infections was 80 times greater in 63 illegal street prostitutes than in 753 of their legal brothel counterparts.” (Loff, Gaze, et al “Prostitution...”) These numbers show how regulation dramatically reduces the risks
Clearly, slavery and forcing someone to do something against their will could be considered immoral. It might be argued that no one would freely choose to be a prostitute and that all people are coerced into doing so. However, some people freely and knowingly chose to be prostitutes. For example, underprivileged girls from lower end communities might choose to enter prostitution as a way to make a decent amount of money in short periods of time. Many women
Society deems it acceptable to openly shame promiscuous women, or even a woman who dresses in revealing clothing, if a woman provides any type of sexual image for herself, she’s asking for it, and any time where she is physically taken advantage of is dismissed as a slut being a slut. The issue here is innocent victims being blamed for the actions done to them. If we, as a society of intelligent and compassionate individuals were to focus as much energy into preventing the issue of rape as we put into judging and slut shaming, the issue of rape could possibly no longer be such an issue. By no means am I implying that getting drunk enough to the point that you lose control is in any way a smart or responsible decision, but, it does not excuse the fact that a woman was forced, by another person, to have sex. In any way it happens, rape is rape, whether it is a random ambush on a dark street, a close relative or boyfriend, or even, as hard as it may be for most people to believe, a drunken night at a party or a club.
(Toh) Not to be confused with human trafficking, prostitution is done willingly where as sex trafficking is done against a persons will. Prostitution has been a very controversial issue in the United States and many states have even made it illegal. The 2011 Merriam-Webster Online dictionary defined prostitution as the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous
Ioannou 1 Dean IoannouProfessor CampisiEthics Paper 10/29/09 The Utilitarian and Kantian Views on Prostitution One of the biggest issues that has caused controversy and debate throughout history is prostitution. Prostitution is the act of selling one¶s body for money so as to make a lifestyle, or insome cases people are forced into the profession. While it happens legally in some places and ismonitored and controlled such as in Amsterdam, and Las Vegas. It also happens illegally where pimps force young woman to sell their bodies and earn a living off pleasuring others. Also as theinternet continues to grows, it becomes much easier to find private escorts and other discreteways to find a prostitute.
Ten simple facts that 9 out of 10 people don't know. The Polaris Project - Natalia The above link opens to the webpage of the Polaris Project, a major organization dedicated to stopping and preventing sex trade. However, this particular page of the website tells the story of Natalia, a young girl whose family was tricked into giving her to the sex trade, right here in the United States. There are dozens more stories just like hers, some even worse. If people are willing to look for them, they are readily available.
(USA;Military Rape) Politicians and high ranking military officials set forth a zero tolerance policy for the crime of rape and sexual assault. With this in mind people ask why sexual predators are still in every branch of the military or, once they get out, are walking our streets. Of 3,223 perpetrators who were actually investigated, only 175 ended up serving jail time, according to Susan Burke, an attorney who grew up on military bases. (Vlahos;2013) The main problem is that unit commanders have full discretion to refuse to move forward with a case. Approximately 33 percent of servicewomen and men don't report their assault because the person to report to is a friend of the rapist; 25 per cent don't report because the person to report to is the rapist.
Many prostitutes are taking advantage of, they are beaten by these men and many have even lost their lives. A pro legalizing prostitution Heidi Fleiss states that "nothing would happen to the client because he knows he won't be prosecuted for refusing to pay for sex". By legalizing prostitution "it would clean up a lot of crime and help protect women." "It would also reduce gender violence, allow women to escape prostitution" (Liberator). This would prevent guys from beating up prostitute and getting away with it.
I believe this is not only true for the women’s stories in this book, but true for all women. It is very hard for to pick one particular story within this book that touched me the most, they were all powerful and had such interesting details. However in chapter two “Prohibition and Prostitution” they speak about how people get away with enslaving and trafficking village girls. The idea is to crush modern slavery, but for political reasons this does not always happen. It is known that crackdowns do exist and with the right help, training and rehabilitations these girls and women can feel they have purpose and worth.
For example, when a lady dresses in a scanty dress that reveals shoulders, cleavage, and thighs, this is a form of deviance because such behaviour is not acceptable by majority of the members of the society. However, although such behaviour goes against the acceptable social norm, it is nonetheless, not criminal. Sociological theories of deviance dwell on the 'social' elements of deviance (Andersen & Taylor 2007). These theories also appreciate the fact that two people could behave differently under different circumstances. For example, crime is correlated with unemployment, although the majority of the unemployed individuals still obey the law.