Prostitution Essay

582 WordsOct 27, 20113 Pages
Jagraj Singh Miss. Weber Eng 1A. Thur (6.30-9.30) Prostitution Singh1 What is prostitution? Prostitution is typically described as the particular behavior of trading sexual relations for financial profit. People who perform such activities are called prostitutes. Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. In addition, it has caused controversy cross-culturally and historically, which has many individuals reexamining the logistics of it. As a matter of fact, prostitution is normally seen as the wrong way to earn a living, dishonorable and disgrace for a person who has lead to many health problems, and social issues being faced by women. Prostitutes may be of either sex, but throughout history the majority has been women, who have usually entered prostitution through force or under economic stress. “We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution”. (Victor). Prostitution has also known as one of the oldest world professions. In late 19th century, early societies forced women to take advantage of any means to support themselves, including prostitution. Therefore, each woman had to decide Singh2 herself which work option best supported her economically. Women had limited options, so they were forced to work with not enough wages. By the time, more women enforced to work, because they had no husbands. At this time, women were getting sixty percent less wages than men did. Possible job opportunities for the women included options such as a textile factory, which

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