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Prostitution in Canada - Canada is a nation renown all over the world 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 prostitution....   [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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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] 1172 words
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Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitution - ... In fact, because the workers are involved in an unlawful trade, clients have less respect for them which can lead to violence, abuse, rape and even homicide. However, if prostitution were legalized and regulated, the sex workers would be able to report abusive customers and the police, instead of locking up the prostitutes, could then go after the real criminals: dangerous clients. The criminalization of prostitution affects more than just the sex workers on a personal scale; it affects the global economy....   [tags: Prostitution]
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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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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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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] 1411 words
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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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Prostitution in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Missing Works Cited 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....   [tags: Prostitute Prostitution] 1751 words
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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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The Various Viewpoints on Prostitution - ... The SEF feminist perspective is by no means the only feminist perspective on the issue of prostitution, but their viewpoint is the most anti-prostitution. Jolin continues, “For SEF feminists, the existence of prostitution presents a priori of proof of women's inequality. To achieve true equality therefore requires that prostitution must cease to exist. Appropriately translated into 20th-century prostitution police, this means criminalizing prostitution (1994 pg XXX).” The SEF feminists make their stance clear: Prostitution is wrong....   [tags: Social Issues, Legal Issues, Prostitution] 1571 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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Prostitution - I’ve often wondered what drives women into prostitution. Is it always by choice or are they forced into it. The whole idea of paying for sex seems so undignified. Something so intimate, in my opinion, should not be up for sale. It is thought that those who are prostitutes are driven to do so because of their childhoods. Recent research does support this idea. Dr. Melissa Farley and Dr. Howard Barkin reported that out of 130 prostitutes surveyed fifty-five percent reported that they had been sexually abused as a child by three perpetrators or more....   [tags: essays research papers] 940 words
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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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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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Defining Prostitution - Defining Prostitution Prostitution is a word which applies to far more circumstances than its' usual legal definition which is about prohibiting massive "whoring". I have a very simple way of defining prostitution: Prostitution is when you do something for money that you wouldn't be doing without being paid. You will find under this definition that there are quite a few whores who are not prostitutes, for they actually love what they do, and would continue to engage in promiscuous sex even without the monetary reward....   [tags: Papers] 1018 words
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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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Legalizing Prostitution - ... By keeping prostitution illegal, it keeps the doors open for a victimless crime to have many victims. Many prostitutes are people looking for a way to get out of a certain situation they are in, but do not have the skill set for what society considers a better quality job. These people then turn to prostitution in hopes of making money, earning a living and getting an education (Reynolds, 13). Prostitutes could become victims of their own career choice. Prostitutes who are beaten or abused by clients are often scared to report the crime to the police in fear they will be charged with a crime instead....   [tags: Sex Industry] 1740 words
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Legalize Prostitution - ... She was an educated and respected high school teacher. This arrest will almost certainly ruin Lewis’ career as a teacher, and if convicted, will deny her many opportunities for employment. Ultimately, due to the tyranny of law enforcement on prostitution, Lewis will more than likely engage in prostitution full time. Many argue that prostitutes waste important resources such as tax dollars for criminal proceeding and police manpower. Legitimate prostitutes can contribute to society by increasing tourism and growth of the economy....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Legalizing Prostitution - ... Anyone over the age of 18 has a right to decide what they want to do as a profession. “Sex workers should enjoy the same labor rights as other workers and the same human rights as other people (President of Britain's General Union, 2006)”. The states willing to legalize prostitution would have to tax and license these prostitutes, and a registry would be made to list legitimate workers online. Instead of the taxpayers paying for the mistakes prostitutes have made, have the state take over how this profession should take place, legalize this profession where the prostitutes pay the taxes on their earnings instead of the public paying taxes for their arrests....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Regulating Prostitution - Regulating Prostitution Historically, although prostitution has been viewed as a threat to the moral order and a danger to public health, the state has tended to legislate for the regulation of prostitution, rather than introducing measures focussed on its elimination. Even early Christian societies did not seek to eliminate prostitution, with the Church fathers justifying this stance by asserting that "Sewers are necessary to guarantee the wholesomeness of palaces." (quoted by de Beauvoir, 1974, 618)....   [tags: Prostitutes Ethics Morals Sex Essays]
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Legalize Prostitution - 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: Papers Legislation Brothel Essays]
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Legalization of Prostitution - ... The State of Nevada does not collect taxes from the brothels but the separate counties do. The counties collect licensing fees, property taxes, and liquor licensing fees. “Some counties get as much as 25 percent of their business fees from brothels. Lyon County, home to the famous Moonlite Bunnyranch, will collect $316,000 in brothel business fees and $25,000 in permit fees next year” (Associated Press). In all ten counties combined, “over ten million dollars was collected from legal prostitution for the 1994-1995 fiscal year” (Associated Press)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Legal Prostitution - Prostitution has long been considered as illegal. But is it necessary to do so. It is said that prostitution causes inconvenience and troubles to general public. However, the act that considers prostitution as illegal causes inconvenience and troubles to prostitutes either. Does general public has the right to live without prostitution nearby, which will prevent prostitutes from making money with their 'resources', or do prostitutes have the right to make money with their 'resources', which will prevent general public from living in 'an more enjoyable' environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 385 words
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Regulated Prostitution - ... Rules perceived universally by all, and with moral fortitudes, and what moral degradation does prostitution has got to do with morals. For starters, one has to realise that prostitution claims to be well paying (Edlund p 181). It is claimed to be a multibillion business with a perceived workforce of millions globally. The Economist (February 14, 1998) reported that Arabic women in the Gulf States earned up to $2,000 a night, while their Latvian counterparts took home a whopping $5,000 a month which was 20 times more than the average wage....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Prostitution in Pompeii - Prostitution, as stated by Flemming, is known as a form of sexual activity, a kind of sexual style or category, and a form of economic activity, a way of making a living through the provisions of certain services, by behaving in accordance with, or falling into such a category (39). This definition, though, is controversial. While conducting research for this project, we found that most topics regarding prostitution and its affiliates were controversial. Each author gave a differing interpretation for the same data....   [tags: ancient rome roman prostitute sex]
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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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Chinese Prostitution - In 1850, only 7 Chinese women were in San Francisco compared to the 4,018 Chinese men. These lows numbers could’ve been because Chinese men were afraid to bring their wives and raise families in a place full of racial violence. The growing anti-Chinese sentiment and few labor opportunities reduced the chances for entry of Chinese women. The few women in San Francisco’s Chinatown basically turned Chinatown into a bachelor’s society. Many men went to brothel houses to release their sexual tensions, thus increasing the demands and values of prostitution....   [tags: essays research papers] 1442 words
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Legislation and Prostitution - Legislation and Prostitution Pornography is yet one of the most popular topics of today's society. Questions are being brought up about how pornography has had an effect on our everyday life styles. Pornography provokes violence through its explicates of obscenity through the literature and the media. Technology has been manipulated by these pornographic materials , and this isn't fair to the public. How do we put a stop to this. The law officials are trying to restate some of the laws that refer to the pornographic field, but it has become a great deal of struggling....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples] 626 words
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Prostitution - Thailand/Canada - Prostitution - Thailand/Canada Introduction Prostitution exists in almost all cultures and civilizations of the world today. Just as the cultures differ richly from one another, prostitution and prostitution policy vary greatly throughout the globe. Although the act of prostitution itself is widely similar all over, the policies that are affecting the sex trade are the most influential in shaping the unique and individual sex industries of different countries. This paper takes a look at two very different countries with very different cultural value systems within them....   [tags: social issues] 2055 words
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Pro Legalization of Prostitution - Pro Legalization of Prostitution The world’s largest trade, prostitution, has always found ways to overcome the legal attempts to suppress it. Prostitution has become one of the most common trades throughout the world. Many poor countries have turned to prostitution as an outlet from their economic difficulties. It is the easiest from of labor for those who do not have a proper education or the economic background to join the legal labor force. Many men and women have found this line of work to be extremely rewarding in monetary aspects....   [tags: Papers] 1146 words
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Prostitution Should be Legalized - Prostitution Should be Legalized Prostitution is known as the oldest profession in the world, however, many states in the U.S. outlaw it. The textbook definition of prostitution is the "act or practice of engaging in sexual acts for money" ("Prostitution," Macmillan 805). Nevada is the first in the United States to legalize prostitution. Although the long term effects of legalized prostitution is uncertain, the short term effects have been economically beneficial. Prostitution should be legalized because not only could it financially benefit the country, but it could also reduce crime....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Prostitutes Essays]
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Social Control of Prostitution - Social Control of Prostitution Prostitution is ambiguous to define. The Macquarie dictionary defines prostitution as 1. the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse 2. any base or unworthy use of talent, ability, etc. But the act of prostitution involves many other associated facets that are included under this extensive act. There’s the act itself, soliciting, advertising, pimping, house brothels, street prostitution, phone sex and even computer sex. Sweden treats prostitution as legal, however pimping is illegal....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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The Sex Industry: Legalizing Prostitution - ... She noticed that their strategy was a failure because street prostitution was flourishing and only a few legal brothels made sure that consumers used condoms. Leidholdt also noticed that undocumented women and girls in the illegal brothels suffered the most. They were, “forced to endure unwanted sex with half-a-dozen customers each night, unable to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, deprived of travel documents, threatened with violence and deportation, and required to work off exorbitant debt that locked them into conditions of slavery” (168-169)....   [tags: Human Rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Reality vs Stereotype: Prostitution - ... Also prostitutes use drugs to help them cope with the lifestyle they have gotten themselves into, which is a reality. Unlike, prostitutes all use drugs because they have always been drug addicts and they can't stop using the drugs. Legalization of prostitution would drop all abuse and drug rates, this statement is a stereotype thought of by many people.“If we view prostitution as violence against women, it makes no sense to legalize or decriminalize prostitution. The primary violence in prostitution is not "social stigma" as some maintain....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Legal Prostitution in the United States - ... This point cannot be logically rejected; it must simply be accepted or rejected as an assertive statement. Given that prostitution will continue to flourish in the United States, there are many people who do not accept the religious disapproval and many more who are not willing to pay for the enforcement of these religious rules. Another argument to legalize prostitution would to be to regulated it, and take the woman off the street and place her into a safe environment, for instance: women who are in brothels in Nevada are screened monthly for STD’s and are given birth control....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Prostitution Should be Illegal - Prostitution Should be Illegal Prostitution should be cleaned off our streets. It first started in the early 1800’s. Prostitution is defined as providing sexual service, for the return of money. Exchange of money for sexual service. Heterosexual prostitution is the most common. Homosexual, gays and lesbians exists on smaller scales. Prostitution is a hazardous business. People selling themselves are at high risk. The women more then men. Both men and women are at risk in getting disease that has no cure....   [tags: social issues] 644 words
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Prostitution Should be Legalized - Prostitution Should be Legalized I think that prostitution should be legalized because it is no different than any other service that we pay to receive. Besides, there are far more serious crimes that require the full attention of our police force than prostitution; therefore, policing it is a costly waste of time and police resources. Furthermore, prostitution is already legal in Singapore, Denmark, and a part of the United States as well. In this Essay, I will discuss these ideas; thereby, proving why prostitution should be legalized....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 554 words
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Legislation and Prostitution: Do They Coincide? - 'Legislation and Prostitution: Do They Coincide. Throughout research the question: 'What exactly is the definition of pornography?,' has been asked several times. This is the answer to this very common question, "according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1973), pornography is 'Written, graphic, or other forms of communication intended to excite lascivious feelings.'" Pornography being such a broad topic as it is has been reduced and in this reading the basis of pornography, will be centered around, Legislation in part with Prostitution....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1186 words
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Prostitution Should Not be Legalized - ... As legal barriers of prostitution in some countries have disappeared, the social and ethical barriers to treating women as sexual merchandise have also vanished. In the state of Victoria in Australia, advertisements displaying nude images line the highways offering women for sexual use. Businessmen are encouraged to hold their corporate meetings in clubs where owners supply naked women on table at tea breaks and lunch time. Proponents, who supported legalization of prostitution in Netherlands on the grounds that this would liberate women, are now seeing that it actually reinforces the oppression of women....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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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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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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The Sweet Life of Prostitution...or Not! - ... In recent psychologically oriented studies, Kissil and Davey found that drug addiction, especially crack-cocaine, may play an essential role in why women resort to prostitution (Kissil and Davey, 2010). It is said that the typical adult street prostitute is female, African American with a low economic status, immigrant status, or a single parent. The typical “John”, which is the buyer is white male, married, with a high economic status, blue collar job or who works in a skilled trade (Kissil and Davey, 2010)....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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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, prostitution is an illegal act that results in the sheltering of rapists, drug dealers, and abusers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 564 words
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Prostitution Should be Legalized - During the 1700s, New York and Boston women began soliciting their bodies to soldiers stationed in the large cities. These women were mostly European immigrants who were looking for money to support themselves. Prostitution rose in these cities due to rapid urbanization, and an expansion of the male population. So, you may be thinking, “prostitution is illegal and evil, right?” Well, you are correct, but in my opinion, only by the standards of which you have been living in, which is that prostitution is illegal, and therefore, “risky business.” In my hometown of Elko, Nevada, population thirty-five thousand, prostitution is legal....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Prostitution: The Uncontrollable Vice - “There are women who search for love, and there are those that search for money.” Today, the term woman simply denotes one’s sex. It does not define her character, morals and values, or even her profession. However, this was not always the case. At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century, during the Progressive Era, there was a drive for reform. Various social problems became targets for investigation and intervention: child labour, juvenile delinquency, corruption in city government and police departments, and prostitution....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Making Prostitution Legal - Making Prostitution Legal Few things have divided feminists as much as the sex industry. Theorists who agree on a vast swath of issues -- economic equality, affirmative action, even sexual liberation -- often find themselves bitterly opposed over pornography and prostitution. Most 19th-century feminists opposed prostitution and considered prostitutes to be victims of male exploitation. But just as the suffragette and temperance movements were bound together at the turn of the century, so too were feminist and contemporary moral objections to prostitution....   [tags: Papers] 1212 words
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19th Century Prostitution - ... In New York City a law was passed that all common prostitutes who have no lawful employment to support themselves would be considered vagrants and could be committed to the almshouse or penitentiary for six months. This law could have included unemployed poor women. Other parts of the state still used the disorderly person’s designation for prostitution (Hill, 1993). Anyone in New York City could accuse women of prostitution, and she could be arrested. It was not required for the release of the names of the person or person accusing her of prostitution....   [tags: Social Issues, Women Sexuality] 2272 words
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Legalizing Prostitution in Britain - Legalizing Prostitution in Britain Apparently if you go back through history, as far back as you can, as far back as we have records, you will find evidence of people selling sex for personal gain. It seems that prostitution has been around for a very long time and that the sex industry was thriving at least a few thousand years before the Industrial Revolution; a good deal longer than it's name suggests. So, it comes as no shock to discover that, many people consider prostitution to be the oldest profession in the world and that in some ancient civilisations the sex trade positively flourished....   [tags: Papers] 1254 words
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Prostitution Should be Legal on College Campuses - Prostitution Should be Legal on College Campuses I am sure that there are some of you that are thinking, "Prostitution on college campuses, he can't be serious!?" but indeed I am. After all, how hard have you ever thought about the subject. Probably not much, if ever. I mean really, the most any typical guy usually thinks while walking across campus or at a party is geeze, I wish I could get to know her. Well, fortunately for you I am going to give you the low down as to why legalizing prostitution should be implemented on college campuses....   [tags: Education Crime Prostitute Essays] 1254 words
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Should all Forms of Prostitution be Legalised with Queensalnd? - ... As recorded by the Australian Institute of Family Studies 2008; it is apparent that within Queensland alone 78.8% of identified street workers had experienced sexual assault, while 60.6% of street workers stated this treatment was received by clients. Recording significantly lower, only 3% of Brothel workers, on the other hand, had been (at some point) subject to such sexual abuse by clients. In comparison statistics gathered from the Netherlands saw only 40% of all sex workers, across the whole of the sex industry, having experienced sexual assault (Sex Workers and sexual assault in Australia, 2008, 9)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Prostitution Should Not be Legalized or Decriminalized in the United States - Every little girl has dream of what she wants to be when she grows up. Some dream of ballerinas, doctors, singers, actresses, or models. However, what would you do if you’re little girl said that when she grows up she wants to be a prostitute. Well, if prostitution is legalized that wouldn’t be okay for them to do that, but it is good possibility they can and won’t get into trouble for it. That is definitely not the dream job for daddy’s little girl and that’s why prostitution should most certainly not be legalized or decriminalized in the United States....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive essay]
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Fallacious to Reputable - ... However, two consenting adults who engage in sexual intercourse can be a decent, continual, and even benevolent act. In order for these two very separate acts to be dealt with accordingly a separation must be made between them. Once a separation has been made between these issues law enforcement can focus attention towards eliminating the need for trafficking. Legitimizing prostitution would foster a culture that would not be consumed with criminal activities. Fighting illegal prostitution is a waste of our tax dollars as well as the time spent by law enforcement....   [tags: Prostitution]
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