The prostitutes are faced with self-generated plights. This explains the reason as to why the government seems to be sluggish in having prostitution legalized. However, many of the young girls in red light districts are traded by nature into prostitution. These are women who engage in prostitution as a way of finding for themselves and their families. These are the commercial sex workers who work day and light.
Legalizing prostitution expands it, which also helps pimps, fails to protect women, and leads to more back-alley violence,” (Bazelon E, 2008). Adding to the concept of functionalist theory, although it is a crime prostitution is still around because it has served many important functions for people in society and our society in general. like I have mentioned earlier, prostitution is a source of income for some women who would be jobless without this crime. Since it's not only women in this practice it gives a sexual alternative for men to participate in the deviant act who are hiding their sexuality; or men who are not sexually satisfied. Prostitution plays a role in lowering the divorce rate; since there are many married men are unfortunately unhappy with the sex life they have with their wives.
Contrary to the popular belief, we find the cruel reality where nearly all prostituted women lack the luxury of choosing to engage in the business, but rather have been forced or coerced against their will. The average age of entry into prostitution, in the United States, is between 12 and 14 years old. Most of the prostituted individuals represent cases of human trafficking. Pimps and traffickers are notorious for their use of deceptive behaviors and promises to lure children and young people into the industry. Despite of the force and coercion, prostitutes are the ones facing the consequences of the reckless actions and desires of others.
Solov’ev (2014) surveyed attitudes about prostitution using social networks and found that thirty four percent of the respondents had a negative attitude toward prostitution, but indicated that they understood that life can sometimes push someone into the industry. Women in the sex industry are abused and drug association is commonplace among prostitutes. The sex industry breeds violent behavior and victimization of women and men (Dalla, Xia, & Kennedy, 2014). Prostitution is defined as “one who exchanges sexual favors for money, drugs, or other desirable commo... ... middle of paper ... ...tution are numerous, and this article sheds light on a few studies. Future academic research on sex workers and the understanding of physical and psychological outcomes could benefit in policy reform.
Prostitutes face a huge risk of catching an STD since they have sex with so many different people. Physical abuse toward these women is almost certain in this industry. Often women will turn to drugs and alcohol to help ease their pain. Most of the prostitutes have been abused as a child or suffers from depression. Many people believe that prostitution should
Most often, the decision to become a prostitute is made out of necessity. Often women have no other way of making money and they lead such troubled lives that they think this will help get them out of their destitute state. Unfortunately, this decision often comes with the loss of freedom due to a woman’s pimp representation and the control the pimp has on their day to day lives. Prostitutes are often abused by their pimps and sometimes forced into induced and pressured drug addiction, (sometimes taking drugs to mask the pain of the duties of their sex job) not to mention they are more often than not plagued with sexually transmitted diseases. According to research and clinical findings done by Melissa Farley, Ph.D. regarding violence in all types of prostitution, 95% of those in prostitution experienced severe sexual harassment and 80% to 90%
I think it is also heightening the playground for serial killers an other sociopaths to take out their frustrations and urges on innocent women. Another problem I find with illegal prostitution is that Pimps protect their hookers from the law, and from other pimps. If there was no law against it, then pimps would not exist, nor would they control the actions and moneys of their "employees" with violence or any other coercion. Prostitution arrests is rampid and have been proven to cause long-term increases in crime and drug abuse in society. What we need is a sensible solution to these problems like allowing specific places where prostitution and soliciting are designated and can be in a controlled and safer environment.
Most had noticed that there was more violence in the form of prostitutes and their partners robbing clients, and prostitutes robbing each other as a result of needing more money to support their cocaine use (Gilchrist, Cameron & Scoular, 2005). Some of them have been caught stealing from other dancers and customers (Frenken & Sifaneck,1998). Even though the women are attentive, stuff gets stolen regularly. Dancers also steal from each other. The disappearance of clothing items, beepers and other personal belongings often seems to get blamed on drug-using women (Frenken & Sifaneck, 1998).
This had resulted from history of both sexual and physical abuse from their line of business as street based sexual workers.” (Surratt H 30). Prostitutes are exposed to sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and AIDS. Some of their customers demand unprotected sex and depending on the offer that the prostitute is given, they carry the deal without having protection as a priority. Janice Raymond indicated that “... ... middle of paper ... ...le it is true to say that not all prostitutes are exposed to brutality, sexually transmitted diseases and psychological problems, the act of making prostitution illegal will cause financial instability to the traffickers since they will be denied the right of choosing their source of income. The sexual workers will result to doing the business illegally to be able to acquire funds for buying drugs.
“Street prostitutes experience levels of post-traumatic stress disorder that are similar to levels among battered woman, rape survivors, and survivors of torture.”(Prostitution,1) People within the sex industry could gain these disorders that will continue to be a fear of them. Could having harmful effects in the future if prostitutes were to continue to be a prostitute longer. “It’s not the legal status of prostitution that causes the harm, it’s the prostitution itself. The longer she is in prostitution – legal or illegal – the more she is psychologically harmed. The shame and the isolation persist even if prostitution is decriminalized or legalized.” (Myths and Facts about Nevada Legal Prostitution,1) That the prostitutes will have no longer have the hope within themselves of what they are doing.