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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sex Tourism - Sex Tourism Introduction Sex Tourism is increasingly spread from one country to the next, especially in developing countries, because the Tourism is one of the big parts revenue for many countries in the word today. This kind of industry has become well-known to the travelers based not by advertising and promotional campaigns, but word-of-mouth that boots-up the demand for tourism destinations. The Sex Tourism becomes the major issue that the world leaders have to step-in in order to prevent its global spread....   [tags: Prostitution] 2016 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 establishes sexual immorality....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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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 encouraged....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Prostitution Should Be Legalized - Should Prostitution be Legalized in our Country. 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"....   [tags: argumentative essay] 1421 words
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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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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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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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Thailand: Prostitution and Brothels - ... Thailand is widely known for trafficking slaves to other countries in southeast Asia. Foreign, as well as Thai women are sent to places such as Japan, Taiwan, China, Germany, Australia, along with the United States. In Japan, the women are generally trafficked for domestic work as well as the entertainment industry. The Thai Embassy in Japan approximated that there were eighty to one hundred-thousand Thai women working in the Japanese sex trade in 1999 (Franklin). The leader of a Japanese gang was arrested in Thailand in 1997 for trying to smuggle at least forty women into Japan using large suitcases (Phongpaichit 166)....   [tags: law enforcement, STD, HIV, global issues]
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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. What happens in Thailand stays in Thailand; at least that’s what the sex slaves, child laborers, brothel owners, local authorities, customers, and the rest of the world seems to think....   [tags: Human Trafficking]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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It’s Time for Society to Accept Prostitution - It’s Time for Society to Accept Prostitution I must say that the practice of prostitution has been given a very bad name. Yet, I see it everywhere. Men who pay for sex are simply either pre-occupied or too lazy. If they wanted to save some cash, they could simply spend 15 minutes everyday grooming themselves, and then hitting up the clubs every night. Sure sure, they would be spending about $20 to $40 on drinks and maybe three or four hours of hitting on a girl, but they would still get sex. And, honestly, what is the difference between simply paying a woman to have sex, and looking nice and buying them drinks to have sex....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1698 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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Freedom of Women to Be Prostitutes - For centuries, women have been selling their bodies, in most cases prostitution, but it is not world’s oldest profession. Nevertheless, for as long as history states, prostitution has been around for as long as the oldest professions in the world. Every aspect of history asserts even the slightest things about prostitution existing. Prostitution has been a long-term profession through out several decades, whether it varies from being an adult star, escort, prostitute, a stripper etc… As long as they pay their rights as a civilian of the country (taxes and such), they should be allowed to do whatever they want with their body....   [tags: women, Prostitution, feminism, ]
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Sex Trafficking around the World - A twenty-four year-old women living in Cambodia, Chantha, was forced into prostitution at the age of thirteen. After growing up, Chantha moved away trying to find a new way because her mother and father mistreated her very much; they starved and beat Chantha. She eventually traveled to the inner cities of Cambodia to start a new life. Once, while walking the streets, she was offered a place to stay and work by a mysterious, beautiful woman. This woman was a decoy to lure Chantha into a trap. However, Chantha was very excited to find out she would have work and a place to stay to start living her new life, but the job was not what Chantha expected....   [tags: Worldwide Prostitution, Child Abuse]
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