Prostitution, a Social Problem Essay

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No law has ever been successful in stopping prostitution, as long as there is a supply/demand for sex, there will be prostitution. Therefore it depends on your moral beliefs weather or not prostitution is a social problem or not. If a social problem is a condition that at least some people in a community view as being undesirable then prostitution will always be viewed as a social problem to some. Legalizing prostitution will not stop those opposed to selling sex from viewing it as a social concern. But according to The Prostitutes' Education Network, in its "Prostitution Act of 1996" provided on its website (accessed Jan. 16, 2009): “There are some unscrupulous people in all walks of life -government, law, journalism, banking, law enforcement, the stock exchange, medicine, the clergy, prostitution, etc. If every profession were criminalized when some of its members broke the law, there would be few legally sanctioned professions. Unscrupulous people should be summarily dealt with by the law, regardless of which profession they corrupt." Meaning to me, that no matter what profession you choose to look at, there will be someone who will find something immoral wrong and some type of social problem will be found. And to those who say its demoralizing to women to sell themselves, well isn’t it more demoralizing to women to take away their choice to do what they want with their body and what about the male prostitutes? What about the women who make a choice to sell sex, telling a woman that society knows best and we have decided for them what they can and can’t do with their body and how they can or cannot make their money? What next? Deciding that women aren’t allowed to strip? Or women with an IQ lower than 80 may not have children? How can we look at prostitution and not all aspects of every job? It’s still a job like anything else, just because they aren’t wearing

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