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The Global Problem of Prostitution - The exploitation of prostitution is considered to be one of a serious global issue in most of the countries around the world. Also, the number of prostitution is increasing tremendously each year and seems to be more serious than the past centuries. However, yet very few to none of the countries have completely solved this problem. Saudi Arabia and Netherlands are two examples of the countries that prostitution is still considered to be a problem that the government of both countries cannot ignore....   [tags: Prostitution] 820 words
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Prostitution in Canada - Canada is a nation renown as a liberal-leaning, forward nation; promoting the advancement of women in all parts of the world. However, it is a nation guilty of punishing women for the circumstances in which they find themselves with laws showing an antiquated view on the issue of prostitution—one that prosecutes sex workers instead of those who take advantage of women’s situations and buy sexual services. BY examining the origins of current-day laws concerning prostitution in Canada and looking at European legislation as well as its successes and failures made it is possible to find a middle ground that will suit Canada should it ever decide to change its laws concerning pr...   [tags: Prostitution] 947 words
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Prostitution in Thailand - Prostitution has always been a worldwide problem for hundred years, especially in Thailand. Thai prostitution is now one of the industries that make millions of money to Thailand in a year. The attention to most of the tourists has been given directly to the nightlife here or prostitution rather than the quality of our own natural attractions such as beaches, mountains, or even a shopping facility in Thailand which is being considered as one of the great shopping paradises in South East Asia. Prostitution is an act of violence and should be banned....   [tags: Prostitution] 539 words
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Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitution - Prostitution is famously known as “the world’s oldest profession.” Lots of scholars like to nitpick this and say that hunting or gathering actually deserves that title, but the fact remains that it is currently and historically ubiquitous: all ancient and modern cultures have had their own form of prostitution, from ancient Greece and the Aztecs to modern-day America. For example, the ancient Greek historian Herodotus in his Histories talks about ancient Mesopotamians practicing sacred or “temple prostitution,” a worship practice that enacts symbolic marriage between a god and a goddess with humans representing the deities....   [tags: Prostitution]
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Legalizing Prostitution: The Pros and Cons - Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. First, Prostitution shouldn’t be a crime because it is a victimless crime. In no way is the prostitute committing a crime on society, of course you could argue that the spreading of diseases could be a crime. But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s....   [tags: Prostitution, USA, ] 762 words
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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution - Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]
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Why Prostitution Should Be Legal - Why should prostitution be legal. Can anybody tell me what is considered to be the world's most ancient profession. (doesn't require education, mostly involves women) Some researchers confirm that prostitution is indeed the most ancient profession, while others argue with it; however, everybody agrees that trading sex for money has existed for quite a while. According to Wikipedia, prostitution began in the 21st century BC in Near East, most likely as a religious custom, and was practiced by Greeks, Romans, China and other ancient civilizations....   [tags: Prostitution, Argument]
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Prostitution in Hong Kong - ... The reason why prostitution can be legalized is that the government hoped that the working condition of the sex workers can be improved: from health to safety (Jaishankar, 2009). Before the year of 2002, the condition of prostitution was similar as Hong Kong. After legalization, there are some effects bring together with the legalization of prostitution: positive and negative. For positive effects, the contracts between the sex workers and the clients have the legal effects. This arrangement can help in ensuring the revenues of the sex workers....   [tags: Prostitution Essays]
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Legalization of Prostitution - Though illegal in the United States, prostitution is still a strongly prevalent crime happening all across the nation. Currently, a person participating in the crime of prostitution will be charged with a misdemeanor (Liberator 2). People every single day are being charged with a misdemeanor for this specific crime. Statistically, it may even seem like this crime is being caught more often than other, more extreme crimes. Prostitution is a strongly enforced crime that costs America large sums of money (Chittom 1)....   [tags: Prostitution, Health, Safety, Rights]
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Legalization of Prostitution - Prostitution, considered one of the oldest professions in the world, was legal until 1915 when most states passed laws making it illegal. One of the main reasons for the prohibition of prostitution was to keep soldiers out of the brothels so they would stay focused on the war. After WWII, lawmakers left the prohibition laws in place instead of repealing them. Prostitution should be legal, regulated, and taxed. This would increase the quality of police protection, reduce waste in the judicial system, decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and increase federal tax revenue....   [tags: Prostitution Should Be Legal]
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Legalization of Prostitution - ... This a serious problem because children who are sex trafficked cannot appeal to the state for help as they are treated as delinquents and not as victims. This is also true for prostitutes in general, since they are physically and sexually abused by their pimp or by their consumer and do not appeal to the police for protection. In 2004 the homicide rate for female prostitutes in the United States was estimated to be 204 per 100,000 (Duthel, 2013). It is also difficult for prostitutes to escape this kind of life because they become economically dependent of their pimp, who is not likely to give them money for their service and once again, they don’t have anyone who can protect them....   [tags: Prostitution, STD, brothels]
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Decriminalization of Prostitution - Patty Kelly’s article, “Enough already, it’s time we decriminalize prostitution”, takes the reader into a fascinating behind the scene look into one of Mexico’s legalized brothels. Although it is apparent that her research and investigation into this social experiment are well defined, it is too narrow a focus to gather all the required information to support her argument. Kelly begins with a half hazard analysis of Elliot Spitzer infidelity, then continues down the path that is far too laser like to see the overall effect on these women; failing to see these prostitutes as real people with hearts and souls....   [tags: Prostitution, Crime, Effects] 1139 words
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The Benefits of Legalizing Prostitution - Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. Should prostitution be legalized. Or should it stay illegal with no chance of becoming decriminalized. Some researchers confirm that prostitution is indeed the most ancient profession, while others argue with it; however, everybody agrees that trading sex for money has existed for quite a while. Prostitution is still a part of modern society. The fact speaks for itself, as there will always be a demand for the services that it provides, prostitution will exist in some form no matter what....   [tags: prostitution, argumentative, persuasive] 1172 words
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The Sex Trade: Slavery and Prostitution - Individuals around the world are faced with inhumane treatments and conditions daily. “Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion, including techniques such as containment, beatings, rape, confiscation of documents, debt bondage, false owners of employment, and threats of harm” in order to maintain control over their slaves (Potocky, 2010). Sex trade is a global problem presently and will increase throughout the world if nothing is done to prevent and eliminate it. Sex slavery is a type of prostitution in which the trafficker’s make an increased profit through the solicitation of slaves....   [tags: legal issues, slavery, prostitution]
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The Various Viewpoints on Prostitution - Is prostitution wrong. Is it possible to stop prostitution entirely. The debate on whether prostitution should be legalized in the United Sates is not a new one. On the topic of prostitution different ideas such as morality and freedom of choice come to play. The differing of opinions on whether prostitution should be legalized in the United States vary greatly, but generally they fall into three categories: anti-prostitution, decriminalization, and pro-legalization.   The viewpoints that are the most vehemently opposed to legalizing prostitution in the United States stem from religious ideals....   [tags: Social Issues, Legal Issues, Prostitution] 1571 words
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The United States Should Legalize Prostitution - ... In fact, “the main reason teenage females remain virgins is that having sex would violate their religious or moral values” (Marsiglio, Scanzoni, Broad). Since the advent of monotheism, prostitution has ‘violated’ religious and moral doctrine and dogma. In both the Old and New Testament, prostitution is condemned, as is sexuality as a whole. For this reason, many people, particularly the old (who tend to have more conservative views) and the young (who tend to fight against prostitution for reasons regarding morality), view prostitution as a sin or simply morally reprehensible....   [tags: Pro Prostitution Essay]
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The Difference Between Legalizing and Decimalizing Prostitution - ... It is said that some call girls are paid up to $4,300 a night which includes sex (Fuchs, Erin). These workers work in hotels, casinos and other high end places. Their services are often found online though escort services (Fuchs, Erin). In the article “Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution” by Janice Raymond she claims that making prostitution legal does not promote women’s health. She claims this is mostly due to the fact that even if the sex workers are being tested the buyers/johns are not also being tested (Raymond, Janice)....   [tags: legalizing prostitution, sex workers]
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Should the United States Legalize Prostitution? - ... Legalizing prostitution will only encourage more women to become a part of an industry that takes advantage of and hurts them (Perer 829). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is a psychological problem characterized by anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Sixty-eight percent of prostitutes in nine countries were found to have PTSD (Wagenaar and Altink 281). This proves that prostitution is indeed psychologically harmful to the women who participate. The government should not legalize and encourage an act that is psychologically harmful to every party involved (Wagennaar and Altink 281-282)....   [tags: prostitution, human trafficking, sex industry]
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Juvenile Prostitution Crimes - Juvenile prostitution could be define as the time in which a teenage under the age of 18 engage in sexual activities in exchange of money, property, or for mainly other reason than satisfy one emotional or sexual needs. When we think of juvenile prostitution we usually think that these grills sell their self for pleasure or because they want to but, the reality is that this crime is escalating to a level that our teenagers are becoming like slave in the 2009 this crime is getting worst and our community is not concern that this people are usually tacking our teenagers to prostitute them....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, criminal justice, crimes, ]
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Legalizing Prostitution - Legalizing Prostitution Catherine Smith is a single 42 year old woman with two children. Her job as a secretary is no longer sufficient enough to cover her bills like it once used too. She does not have a college degree and her job will not cover any part of tuition if she does decide to attend college. One night, while coming home late from work, she noticed women walking around on the street counting their earnings for the night. That is when she acquired the idea to become a prostitute. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines prostitution as the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations in exchange for money....   [tags: Prostitution, Sex, Security]
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Prostitution in the 19th and 20th Centuries - During the late 19th- and early 20th century, the nature of society forced the working class women of America to take advantage of any means to support themselves, including prostitution. Each woman had to decide herself which work option best supported her financially. During this time, women had limited options as far as work was concerned. As time went on, more and more women were forced to work, because they had no husband and no other means of building up a dowry for a husband. By 1910 the wage labor force was made up of about 20% of women as young as fourteen....   [tags: Prostitute Prostitution] 1751 words
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Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering - The discussion of legalizing certain illegal drug like marijuana for personal use or prostitution to help stimulate the economy is one of the worst ideas ever. It was also said that it will eliminate money laundering problem. By keeping illegal drugs, prostitution, and money laundering illegal will prevent criminals from exploiting the poor and unfortunate people. This will also prevent the “paid” rape of all genders, it will also detour people from becoming an addict, thus eliminating the increase of money laundering....   [tags: marijuana, prostitution, crime]
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An Encounter with Prostitution - An Encounter with Prostitution It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the Sea-tec Mall, many different people walking in and out of the large department stores and inside the interior of the mall. However, the vast majority of people walking among the mall were groups of young teenage girls. The mall has become the major hangout for teenagers, where both males and females roam to show themselves off to people of the opposite sex. I noticed two girls at the food court, where they were in line waiting to buy coffee from Starbucks....   [tags: Prostitutes Prostitution Descriptive Essays] 759 words
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Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution - Throughout Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution Frances Shaver discusses the need for change for women working as prostitutes. Shaver explains the ongoing problem surrounding prostitution in Canada and provides four possible ways to resolve the issue in her work. Three well thought out points Shaver writes about are the health benefits as well as personal safety for the women in the sex industry. She also touches base on the decriminalization of prostitution and the impacts it will have on nearby neighborhoods and the residents as well as a few other topics....   [tags: social issues, prostitution]
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Legalize Prostitution - One of the oldest legal debates comes from one of the world's oldest profession, prostitution, there is no denying that the sex industry has taken international dimensions and is recognized as an economic motor for many countries. As countries around the world debate the merits of legalizing or at least decriminalizing prostitution. The following questions should be addressed. Would legalization reduce some of the inequalities and abuse suffered by the women involved. On the other hand, by legitimizing prostitution, would society reverse decades of work to promote human rights and improve the status of women....   [tags: It's Time for Legalized Prostitution]
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Prostitution in Japan: A Young Body Worth a Profit - Prostitution in Japan: A Young Body Worth a Profit At a street corner, a young girl around the age of seventeen, dressed in a navy blue school uniform and white socks, stands looking vacantly into the street. After a few minutes a middle-aged man approaches the girl and offers to take her out to an expensive dinner; in addition, he offers her a satisfying amount of pocket money. With a shy, quivering glance and a sweet smile the girl graciously takes the man’s arm. On the corner of areas like Shibuya, a central Tokyo entertainment district, popular with Tokyo’s younger generation the scenario described has become a common and casual rendezvous (Moffett, "Little Women" 48)....   [tags: Social Sex Prostitution Essays]
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A Red Light District on Every Corner - Throughout human history, most civilizations have considered prostitution as an illegal trade, but that does not necessarily mean that making prostitution illegal is the best choice. Many countries including the United States have begun to debate the merit of legalizing prostitution. Before making such an important decision, we must address certain questions. Would legalizing prostitution reduce some of the inequalities and abuse suffered by the men and women involved. Would society lose decades of progress in human rights and improving the status of women by legalizing prostitution....   [tags: prostitution, ]
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The Legalization of Prostitution - Prostitution, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money. This line of work has been argued over for many years in order to decide whether or not it should become legalized. These arguments about prostitution have led it to become a widely spread controversial topic. Prostitution is considered to be religiously unethical, against moral integrity, and it encourages human trafficking. However, it should be legalized because it is a human’s right to control their own body, it gives the government more control over the sex industry, and it provides a service that has the ability to bring in a large tax rev...   [tags: Unethical, Immoral, Stereotypes]
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Fallacious to Reputable - From biblical times, to current times, and until the end of time, prostitution has always been an intricate part of our societies. Throughout the years there have been many reasons as to why people are drawn to prostitution including lack of education, poverty, and even personal choice. Regardless of the reasons, people still enter the lifestyle understanding the potential risks, disease, abuse, criminal charges, and even death. However, if society would consider taking a responsible view towards prostitution these risks could be lessened....   [tags: Prostitution]
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The Benefits for the Legalization of Prostitution - ... This is an extremely high percentage of prostitutes who are physically abused, and this study was only in one city, compared to the entire United States. By regulating prostitution the rate of women being abused could be decreased. Legalizing prostitution not only could decrease violence, but also crime related issues. For example, a client could steal money or other objects from a prostitute and the prostitute cannot report the crime, because he or she will be charged with prostitution. By passing laws for legal prostitution, these prostitutes would be able to go to authority and report these crimes....   [tags: sexual services STD's, government regulation]
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Should Prostitution Be Legal in the USA? - Should prostitution be legal in the United States. Nevada is currently the only state in the nation to legalize prostitution. They exercise this right in the form of regulated brothels. The power to legalize prostitution is a state power; however, most states have chosen not to legalize this service. Some view prostitution as a business, selling goods and services to make a profit, but others view it as morally wrong. Most people think selling one’s body for money should not be promoted, but others simply see prostitution as business....   [tags: Regulated Brothels, Eroticism]
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The Sweet Life of Prostitution...or Not! - The Sweet Life of Prostitution….or Not. According to Frey, prostitution is defined as “acting against one’s convictions in order to get a reward” (Frey, 2003). Prostitution at one point of time and still may be a controversial issue within society, some may think it’s illegal for a woman to go out on a corner and sell her body and others may it’s an easy way to make a living. Prostitution is seen by many women as easy making money for their family, drug habits, paying off drug debts, etc. but could lead to many complications such as diseases, death, arrest, etc....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Legal Prostitution in the United States - It is rather odd to think that prostitution, which is considered to be the world’s oldest profession, would be illegal and harmful in nature. The issue of legalizing prostitution has entered public conversation around the world, which is severely divided. Many, like myself, consider prostitution to be a victimless crime. Despite such opposition to legalizing prostitution, many argue that legalizing it would result in decreased morality issues, increase the economic activity in the United States, and help decrease the number of sexually transmitted diseases among both prostitutes and those who patronize them, The most common argument against the legalization of prostitution is that it esta...   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Prostitution in the United States - Prostitution is illegal in the United States, except for some counties in Nevada. However, prostitution is in most part of the United States, despite the fact that it has been legalized. Prostitution is an act whereby, one sells his/her body for sex. In the United States, Prostitution is divided into three broad categories; street, escort, and brothel prostitution. Brothel prostitution takes place in brothel houses, which are houses where prostitutes can sell sexual services. This kind of prostitution is illegal in all parts of America, except in some counties in Nevada for example; Douglas County, Clark County, Carson City, Washoe County, and Lincoln County....   [tags: legal issues, serial killers]
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Prostitution Should Not be Legalized - Prostitution should not be ‘Legalized’ Sexual objectification of women is viewing them solely as de-personalized objects of desire instead of as individuals of complex personalities, which is done by speaking or thinking of women solely by their physical attributes. Sexuality has been a controversial topic for a long time, and there have been many thinkers pondering on its effects on societies and cultures all over the world. The physical expression of sexuality is fundamental and universal. What differs is how cultures, religions and societies construe and influence both the setting in which sexual intercourse between men and women occurs and the type of relationships in which pregnancy is...   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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The Consequences of Prostitution in China - Brothels have become close to what is a way of life for many Chinese women. From past to current day China, human trafficking takes place in various regions of this country. What is the reason and what are the consequences for women to be involved in prostitution. Women are becoming prostitutes voluntarily; they give sexual favors or even sell their own daughters into the sex trade in order to make money just to survive. Now, women in China are well aware of the consequences of becoming a prostitute, which can cause, HIV/AIDS, other sexual transmitted diseases, sentence to prison, poverty, and even death....   [tags: Sex Trade, Chinese Women]
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Sex Trafficking and Child Prostitution - ... Prostitution has tripled over the years, which means the risks are even higher. Pimps usually drug the girls to lower their judgment. When drugging the girls, the pimp only uses one needle throughout all the prostitutes he owns. The problem of HIV/AIDS is greater internationally, but can occur due to needle sharing of blood or sexual contact with an infected person. Men want girls who are younger because they believe the chance of HIV/AIDS or disease is less in adolescent girls and boys. Children in prostitution have a forty percent greater chance of contracting HIV/AIDS....   [tags: hiv, aids, pimps, modern slavery]
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Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Russia - ... Tiurukanova 41). Child trafficking also involved children being lured into child sex tourism. This started when the legal protection of children from sexual exploitation was omitted from the Russian legislation and the punishment to crimes related to sexual crimes and exploitation of small children being handed in United States and Europe gave a larger rise to child sex tourism. Many tourist travels to Russia, not for any other reason but enjoy sex with children (E.V. Tiurukanova 43). Trafficking of children was also for producing child pornography....   [tags: unemployed women, inefficient legal system]
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Legalisation of Prostitution in Queensland - Originally derived from the Latin word situere, meaning "to offer for sale," prostitution describes the offering and provision of sexual services for financial gain. Pickles, (n.d), further describes prostitution as the carrying on of a trade or business by a person who submits her/himself to another for gain or hire for the provision of sexual services. According to the Australian Institute of Family 2008, sex work is broadly defined as the exchange of sexual services (including oral sex, vaginal and anal sex, sexual touching, masturbation and massage) for payment or reward....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Prostitution Should NOT be Legal - Prostitution is considered to be the oldest profession in the world. Many people support the idea of legalizing prostitution, while others do not. This controversial debate has been ongoing since the beginning of time. I desire to take a stand on the value of human worth, which is why I oppose the legalization of prostitution between consenting adults in our State. The structure of society is losing ground everyday by what some people view to be human rights. I understand the importance of having freedom to exercise our rights....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 1064 words
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Sex- Prostitution and The Value of Sex - Elizabeth Anderson makes a claim that “The attempt to sell gift value on the market makes a mockery of those values.”(Anderson 188) Anderson uses this claim to object commoditized sex (prostitution). There are two premises that Anderson uses to support her claim. The first premise being the gift value of sex cannot be realized in commercial terms and the second premise being that the gift value of sex is more significant that the use value of sex itself. To support her first premise Anderson argues that the good which is sex in this case, is realized only when each partner mutually returns the other's gift in the spirit with which it was received by giving one’s own sexuality to the gift giv...   [tags: Gift, Significance, Value] 1535 words
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Disadvantages and Alternatives to Legalizing Prostitution - Anthropology professor and author of “Lydia's Open Door” Patty Kelly presents several compelling arguments for the legalization of prostitution in her article “Enough Already, it's Time we Legalize Prostitution”. Kelly believes firmly that legalization of sex work, and the introduction of state regulated brothels would protect both the women who offer sexual services, as well as the clients who obtain these services. Mostly based on her time spent visiting a legal, state run brothel in Mexico, Kelly observed and spoke to many women involved in the legal sex trade taking place there....   [tags: Article Review]
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Prostitution During the Eighteenth Century - ... In similarities of the prostitute woman of London, the brothel-keepers also participated in such acts of violence by managing the center of where the crimes were taking place. The cases in the Old Bailey database dates back to the late seventeenth century of offenses of brothel keepers having a reputation of evil doings within their business (brothel or Bawdy house). However, it was not seen as a crime in the eyes of society until the mid-nineteenth century. In the trial against Elizabeth Elye, she was found guilty of keeping a house in which she promoted and encouraged Persons to commit miscellaneous crimes within her brothel....   [tags: london, prostitutes, sexual favors]
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International Laws of Prostitution - Introduction Prostitution is the occupational service where sexual acts are exchanged for payment. Opinions of prostitution have changed drastically over the course of half a century, and are being debated worldwide. Prostitution is a very controversial topic, however there are claims that legalizing prostitution could create an overall safer environment, not only for the sex workers but the rest of society. There has been many alterations in prostitution laws and enforcement practices in several countries....   [tags: trafficking, crime, pimping, sex workers]
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The Depravity of Child Prostitution - Child prostitution is a long-standing issue around the entire globe; the World Congress has gone so far as to label it a "contemporary form of slavery" (World Congress against the Sexual Exploitation of Children, 1996). While many felt that it was being contained in some manner, with today’s emerging platforms, the issue of child prostitution is growing at an unprecedented rate. Prostitution through webcams and child sex tourism are recent phenomena, whose evolution has brought the diffusion of child prostitution into an independent culture....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Exploitation]
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Prostitution Should Be Legal - Prostitution and human trafficking are taking place all over the world despite the legal restrictions put upon them. According to Ronald Weitzer, “The sex industry refers to the workers, managers, owners, agencies, clubs, trade associations, and marketing involved in sexual commerce, both legal and illegal varieties” (1). There are many questions that arise when discussing the sex industry. Should prostitution be legalized. If it were to be legalized, would anything change. Is prostitution morally acceptable....   [tags: Sex Industry, argumentative, persuasive]
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Reality vs Stereotype: Prostitution - In today's society if you see a woman walking a corner in dirty or exotic clothing then immediately you think “prostitute” and that's she's beneath you. Images of a dirty and sick lifestyles race through your head, well that just a stereotype. The reality of prostitution is drugs, abuse, and dehumanization. Whore, slut, and sex worker are the popular terms to describe a female who is in prostitution, the stereotypes that associated with these names are nothing compared to the reality of there purposes; whore is a word for prostitute, slut has nothing to do with prostitution because a slut was just a lazy woman and now the word has turned into a promiscuous girl...not prostitute....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Trafficking and Prostitution in Thailand - In a small village consumed by poverty a man in a business suit shows up. He goes from family to family offering to buy children for a year’s worth of pay. He gets to one family with a young girl whose father sells her to feed his addiction for heroine. Scared and confused the girl is now forced into a brothel, sexually pleasing more than 20 men a day. Nearly five years later she is rescued only to lose her life to AIDS from unprotected sex. The human trafficking industry in Thailand has long been overlooked both internally and externally....   [tags: Human Trafficking]
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Prostitution Should Be Legalized - Prostitution is the act of selling ones body for any type of sexual intercourse in exchange for money. Today, both men and women are willingly and forcefully engaged into the industry of sex and prostitution. It is most common for young teenage girls to be involved into this industry rather than a male or older woman. There are several different ways to how individuals are first brought into prostitution. One way is to be kidnapped and forcefully put on to the streets by a "Guerilla Pimp". "Guerilla Pimps" are the men who use their ability and force to kidnap young girls and throw them on to the streets to work as prostitutes (Youth Radio)....   [tags: Exemplification Essays] 1421 words
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Should Prostitution Be Legalized? - ... If 1,000 women received four clients and charged $500 a date it would generate $7.3 billion in annual economic activity, which would benefit the community tremendously. A proposal for 8% tax on prostitution in Nevada would become a debatable topic in politics. According to Daily News they argue they should be taxed because it’s a job, which requires making money other businesses there should be a required fee to pay to the government. Chairman Ruben Kihuen, Senate revenue committee argues that there should be equality in businesses as far as paying the government so the other corporations wouldn’t feel like it’s unfair to not tax on the industry....   [tags: sex workers, government, laws]
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Human Trafficking and Prostitution - ... Kathleen L. Barry is a women’s rights activist and has circled the globe in order to get her ideas out there. She once stated, Thus, in studying sex as power in Female Sexual Slavery, I found the class condition of all women to be fully revealed in prostitution. That finding led me into almost two decades of work on developing an international human- rights approach to confronting that class condition globally (Barry 1-18). In 1980 she attended a Mid- Decade of Women Conference, held in Copenhagen....   [tags: human rights, illegal activities, forced labor]
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Prostitution and Human Trafficking - Prostitution has been referred to as the oldest profession. Prostitutes can be found in every city and country across the globe. There are a large number of individuals who are currently in the United States and around the world who can be classified as a prostitute. They are expanding from the traditional street level prostitutes to highly paid, high class, prostitutes or escorts. Yet, what exactly would drive those men and women to pursue this class of work, once in this type of work what keeps them motivated to continue on with such work....   [tags: sex, profession, prostitute, motivation, money]
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Should Prostitution Be Legalized? - ... Her first counterpoint regarding prostitution and the equality of women questions why sex becomes deviant when it is used as a basis for finances. She identifies that there are many reasons why one might have sex, whether it be for “fun and pleasure, to have children, to mark and deepen intimacy, out of duty, to earn a living, or for other transactional purposes” (Datta 1) and it is legitimate for an individual to engage in sexual activities for these purposes. It is natural for one to use their body for work in one way or another whether it be “domestic work, construction work, or farm labour” (Datta 1), why is sex work any different....   [tags: black and white, sexual access]
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Thailand: Prostitution and Brothels - Prostitution in Thailand has been a growing problem for centuries. In society, Thailand is most known for their prosperous brothels. Law enforcement officials are paid off to look the other way, so eliminating the brothels is close to impossible. The conditions of these brothels are inhumane. The majority of the victims who come out of them contract an STD, usually HIV. There are many activist groups operating around the clock to help free people of all ages as well as genders from enslavement, however, with such little awareness along with a lack of law enforcement to end them, the brothels will continue to flourish....   [tags: law enforcement, STD, HIV, global issues]
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Legalizing Prostitution - Prostitution has been a part of our world's culture since the beginning of time, and is the world's oldest profession. Prostitution is defined by the Webster dictionary as “the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money.” If prostitution were legalized, there would a reduction in sex crimes, American citizens would have the freedom to choose any profession within the sex industry and it would provide economic benefits for the local and federal governments, as well as the population....   [tags: Sex Industry] 1740 words
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Legalize Prostitution - “No person's human or civil rights should be violated on the basis of their trade, occupation, work, calling or profession” (“Committee” 1). Often considered the world’s oldest profession- prostitution, since the beginning of recorded history, has been in existence in nearly every human civilization on Earth. Social attitudes surrounding prostitution have evolved and changed many times from a notable necessity to a cultural malevolence. With the rise and evolution of many religious movements throughout history, primarily Christianity, prostitution has been criticized, shunned, blamed, persecuted, and demonized....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Legalizing Prostitution - Legalizing prostitution. A way for the American government to create job opportunities for the American women that chooses this profession. Prostitution is legal in many countries, so why not all of the United States. Prostitution should not be a crime. Sex is not a crime. Exchanging of money is not a crime. So, why should the two combined be a crime. Women can have sex with as many people as she wants in her private life, it’s her body and her choice. So what if she charges for it. She is providing a service to those who are consenting to the act....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Regulated Prostitution - Prostitution is a term that has become quite elusive as to its definition. However, there has been general terminology as to the term to the extent that the term refers to acts that earn payments for provision of sexual favours (Edlund 2002 pp. 183). As such unlike common reference, prostitution is not restricted amongst women but also men who are deemed to engage in the same acts. Prostitution is not as many like Salmon who view it to be the oldest profession as it has been dated to have stretched throughout all recorded human history (Salmon 2008)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Human Trafficking vs. Prostitution: Is There a Difference? - In today’s modern society, prostitution is defined as the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations, especially for money. Trafficking can be defined in terms of dealing or trading in something illegal (Merriam-Webster). In many cultures, prostitution is indeed illegal. So, is there a difference. Are there variances that set prostitution and human trafficking apart, or are they just different forms of the same industry. In order to answer this question, it is important to first understand the histories of both prostitution and human trafficking....   [tags: Human Rights]
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19th Century Prostitution - Prostitution is a subject whom many people today have vocal opinions about if it should be legalized and is it moral. Can you imagine how people felt about prostitutes in the 19th century. Today people think the worst possible things of a woman who prostitutes herself and a less rigid view of women’s sexuality exists now almost two centuries later than there was then. In 2011 men and women can have a different view of prostitution and distinctive ways to correct the problem. Men today as they did almost 200 years ago would like to see prostitution legalized and regulated....   [tags: Social Issues, Women Sexuality] 2272 words
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Issues of the Legalized Female Prostitution in the Netherlands - Receiving money to perform sexual actions has become either a lifestyle choice or a hostile option for the female prostitutes in the Netherlands, particularly in the city of Amsterdam. The participants involved in the legalized policy of prostitution are subjected to ambiguous impacts which involve social, political, health, and economic divisions. Since prostitution was legalized as of the year 2000, Amsterdam has seen a decline in criminal activity, allowing workers an increase in autonomy, and provides better labor conditions....   [tags: hooker, Amsterdam, sex]
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The Relation Between Prostitution and Human Trafficking - Although the world is made up of a variety of people, every person is entitled to basic rights. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all human beings are born free and equal. These rights apply to everyone throughout the world regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or age. However, although we are born with these rights, there have been many cases throughout the world where people’s human rights have been violated. The analysis of this essay will focus on the sexual exploitation of women through trafficking and prostitution within Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United States of America....   [tags: sexual exploitation, women, sex trafficking]
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Prostitution and Functionalism - Prostitution and Functionalism Works Cited Not Included Throughout America and the entire world, prostitution flourishes. Prostitution is another never ending war like abortion, which society feels is immoral. This immorality leads functionalists, who apply functionalism to this social problem, on a chase to figure out why prostitution is what it is today. Functionalism is the best theory for looking at prostitution. It allows us to see how prostitution changes along with other aspects of society....   [tags: Functionalist Theory Prostitute Essays] 695 words
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The Prostitution Industry - The Prostitution Industry A prostitute is defined by the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary as “a person who offers herself / himself for sexual intercourse for money.” Legally, prostitution is the sale of sexual services. The services may consist of any sexual acts, including those which do not involve copulation. While payment may be any nonsexual consideration, most commonly it is in the form of money. In what seems to be a world historical pattern, an upsurge in prostitution followed the effects of urbanization and wage labor....   [tags: Prostitutes Sexual Services Sex Essays]
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Pornography and Prostitution - 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....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1492 words
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History of Prostitution in the Victorian Period - History of Prostitution in the Victorian Period     In 1858 there were 7,194 prostitutes in London alone. "Given the unreliability of the statistics, one cannot say whether the incidence of prostitution was increasing or decreasing during the nineteenth century or compare that century with other periods. It nevertheless seems clear that the Victorians in the 1840's and 1850's thought that both prostitution and venereal disease were increasing" (Vicinus 79-80). There was increasing visibility of prostitution on the London streets and the Victorians were also conscious of the increasing demand of prostitutes (Vicinus 80)....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Prostitution as a Form of Deviance - Prostitution as a Form of Deviance In sociology, the term deviance refers to all violations of social rules, regardless of their seriousness (Essentials of Sociology 136). Deviance is an individual or organizational behavior that violates societal norms and is usually accompanied by negative reactions from others. According to a sociologist S. Becker, he stated that it is not the act itself that makes an action deviant, but rather how society reacts to it. A particular state of being that has been labeled as being deviant in the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 620 words
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It's Time to Make Prostitution Legal - It's Time to Make Prostitution Legal Prostitution has long been called the world's oldest profession. For as long back as we have records, evidence can be found of people selling sex for some sort of gain. When the colonists were running around slaughtering the natives, they also were enjoying the pleasures of local prostitutes. In fourth century, Athenian orator Apollodoros stated "we have courtesans for pleasure, and concubines for the daily service of our bodies, but wives for the production of legitimate offspring and to have reliable guardians of our household property." And yet in "progressive" America, a land were people claim to be the most socially advanced, prosti...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 564 words
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Christianity and Prostitution in the Middle Ages - Christianity and Prostitution in the Middle Ages 21st century Americans live with the hopes of being a tolerant society. Modern American culture attempts to teach diversity and acceptance. However there is uncertainty about subjects associated with immoral behavior and sexuality. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of prostitution as a legal institution. Hence, it remains illegal throughout the United States in all but a few counties in one state, Nevada. People have questioned the moral and legal issues of this career choice throughout much of written history, especially since the beginnings of Judeo-Christianity....   [tags: European History Research]
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Prostitution, Premature Ejaculation, and Abortion: Sexuality in America - Introduction The reason I am writing this paper is to share the information I attained about human sexuality by learning about sexuality in a college setting and by exploring my sexuality through personal experiences. I do not consider myself to have experienced much exposure to sexual behavior but I do have a cultural bias to what I consider a heavy amount of exposure because the North American culture is considered more promiscuous and sexually active than other cultures. In order to further understand my experiences one must acknowledge the cultural background, which constructs my opinions towards sex, sexuality, and gender role....   [tags: sex, sexuality, gender roles, sexual identificaito]
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Prostitution - Prostitution has been a part of our world's culture since the beginning of time, and is the world's oldest profession. Ever since the beginning of time man has felt the need to pay for services of a sexual nature, whether are legal or not. In our culture; however, prostitution has become a topic of debate concerning the merits of this profession's legality. In viewing the legalization of prostitution one must take into account all the pros and cons of the situation, but more importantly what is currently being done to rid society of the problem of prostitution as well as the lack of effect of these so call solutions....   [tags: Sociology] 1733 words
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Prostitution - Prostitution The concept of prostitution is one that causes a visceral revulsion in conventional Western morality -- a symptom of which is how the many colloquial terms for a prostitute, such as 'whore', or 'harlot', are commonly used as denigratory pejoratives towards women. Although a persistent phenomenon throughout human history , it remains difficult to view prostitution in an objective light -- various cultures have alternately tried to ban it on religious or moralistic grounds, or stigmatise it under a "don't-ask-don't-tell" sort of veneer which was a barely-tolerated but necessary evil of society....   [tags: Papers] 1961 words
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Prostitution - Prostitution was widespread in preindustrial societies. The exchange of wives by their husbands was a practice among many primitive peoples. In the ancient Middle East and India temples maintained large numbers of prostitutes. Sexual intercourse with them was believed to facilitate communion with the gods. In ancient Greece prostitution flourished on all levels of society. Prostitutes of the lowest level worked in licensed brothels and were required to wear distinctive clothing as a badge of their vocation....   [tags: essays research papers] 637 words
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Prostitution - Prostitution Prostitution is defined as promiscuous and mercenary sexual behavior with emotional indifference between the partners. There isn't a more specific definition because people perceive it in different ways. Some view it as a dehumanizing act while others see it as an occupation that performs a useful service to society. Because people aren't always able to act out their sexual feelings how they want, prostitution allows them to express these desires. Most people think that the actual sex act is what is illegal....   [tags: Papers] 526 words
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Portrayals of Prostitution in Jane Eyre - Portrayals of Prostitution in Jane Eyre   Bronte paints many parallels between the characters in the novel and the trade of prostitution. One of the main characters that Bronte attributes poverty to is the character of Jane. Jane’s poverty is intrinsically important to the plot of the novel because Bronte uses Jane’s poverty to allow the reader to picture Jane as a virtuous woman, such as when Jane flees from Thornfield to escape the entrapment of Rochester. The reader is urged to feel sympathy for Jane as she adheres to her strict, virtuous moral codes and does not allow herself to succumb to temptation....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Prostitution and Its Unfortunate Aftermath - Prostitution and Its Unfortunate Aftermath Life..the greatest adventure. This statement, so powerful yet for many teens who enter the dark world of prostitution, it happens to be the furthest thing from the truth. This life of despair can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering (Farley www.prostitutionresearch.com). Many teenagers resort to prostitution out of desperation. The unfortunate popularity of teen prostitution has led to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, physical and emotional scars and health problems in the lives of these teens....   [tags: Papers] 1321 words
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Legalizing Prostitution and Other Sexually Oriented Business - Prostitution is the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment. People prostitute themselves when they give sexual favors to others in exchange for money, gifts, or other forms of payment. In the dictionary (which dictionary?), the word prostitute means a person, typically a woman, who engages in sexual activity for payment. Prostitutes may be of either sex, but throughout history many of them have been women who have usually entered prostitution because of economic stress or because they have been forced....   [tags: Legalization, Economic Crisis, Health Risks]
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