Weissmuller makes a less convincing argument than Biswas but he evidently makes a better ethos argument. Human trafficking is wrong and Weissmuller believes that the people know that. He says “if only we could just stop people from wanting to pay for sex altogether, the market for this nasty trafficking business would disappear once and for all” (Weissmuller, 2014, para. 1). Human trafficking is a supply and demand business because people demand sex and the traffickers supply it.
To begin with, there are many causes that lead to human trafficking. “Demand for cheap labor is one of the biggest causes behind human trafficking” (Edwards). Many businesses and corporations are always looking for ways to cut costs. One of the easiest ways to do this is by finding victims who are willing to work for little or no pay. The conditions in these work environments are terrible, employees are treated unfairly, and they normally work for extensive hours.
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. We saw this quite clearly in the time of alcohol prohibition in this country. “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. –Unknown Second, prostitution should be something of free choice, not to be stopped by the government.
The government has shown efforts to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts and to combat the child sex tourism. Chocolate, electronics, clothing and fish are main products that are produced by victims of forced labor. If the demand for such products were reduced or eliminated, there would be no need to make as much, therefore no need to force so many people into working. Human trafficking is not a known problem in the US, but it is a major problem for European countries. Getting more people aware of Human Trafficking and increasing people’s knowledge of it is a major part in stopping it.
The name of human trafficking is used so much that people do not know what it really is, which is slavery. In Davidson 's article, New Slavery, Old Binaries: Human Trafficking And The Borders Of ‘Freedom’ he explains, “If the borders of ‘freedom’ were visible as social constructs, there would be potential for political mobilization against legally and socially tolerated fetters, as well as against those that are not.”(Davidson). Human trafficking as modern day slavery refreshes the large understanding of freedom and restriction. Victims in human trafficking are slaves and need
Human trafficking occurs worldwide and often involves transnational criminal organizations, violations of labor and immigration codes, and government corruption. Although their circumstances vary; fraud, force, or coercion typically distinguishes trafficking victims from those who were smuggled. Those who are victims of trafficking feel as if they have no choice in what happens to them or the people they know. If they do escape, most face the reality of having no family or community to return back to. As a result, many remain at work in the sex industry instead of facing discrimination in what was formerly known as their home.
Even though trafficking is a problem in almost every country; poorer countries have a bigger problem with it because they are more desperate for work. Just in 2000, the U.S. enacted their first federal anti-trafficking law, called the Victims of Trafficking Protection Act (At Issue: Human Trafficking 1). Trafficking has just begun to receive notice on how big of a problem it actually is. “Proponents of strict anti-trafficking initiatives say that laws and prevention against trafficking are necessary in order to stem the growing tide of large scale organized crime that profits off of smuggling and trafficking” (At Issue: Human Trafficking 1). Many organizations and programs are working to stop human trafficking and its insubordinate criminals.
Not only that, but if we make prostitution legal, it is possible that there could be an overflow of prostitutes, that would create larger drug chains, which could ruin our countries credibility as a safe place to live. I feel that legalizing prostitution is the first small step to that future, and that we should avoid making prostitution tolerable in America. Liberator starts his argument by giving a quick study on c... ... middle of paper ... ...lizing prostitution will do nothing more than encourage the spread of STD?s. In closing, the argument that the author presents falls weak in most aspects. Though he seems to have positive end results to the issue, the immoral act of prostitution still is part of the solution.
The issue on crime is split people say the crime would go down because the price of drugs would go down , maybe this is true but it is very unlikely. As people become addicted they need more and more, what happens when the money runs out? People are going to do whatever it takes to obtain their "fix" which includes stealing , robbing , and burglarization possibly even murder, anything to get their drugs. My feeling on this subject is that of total disagreement with the legalization of drugs. People only want the legalization for the profit end of the industry , which is the only appealing side of the drug trade, but it is not appealing enough to sacrifice my children's future for money.
The battle against forced prostitution or sex trafficking often becomes confused with the fight against free prostitution when there is no distinction according to the laws. Prostitution can be free or it can be forced and the only way to help the real victims is to distinguish between the two. The first step in getting a handle on human trafficking is to legalize prostitution. Those who oppose any form of prostitution dispute the fact that legalization is not the answer. According to their view, sex trafficking or forced prostitution would not exist without the demand for commercial sex.