They make next to nothing and the money that is made is often taken by pimps or traffickers (Sullivan, Barbara). This group of workers are also more likely to be drug addicted than the other form of sex workers. They also experience more physical violence and are more likely to be murdered. Brothel workers make more than street workers although they have to pay the brothel owners for things like rent and protect... ... middle of paper ... ...alize it’s time for a change. Work Cited Leigh, Carol.
As many as 2 million children a year are victims of commercial sexual exploitation, according the the U.S. State Department.-- Cynthia G. Wagner. (Darker Side, par. 4) The words prostitute, pimp, escort, and stripper tend to be way too common in the American everyday vocabulary. People use these words in a joking manner, but sex trafficking is far from a joke. Everyday, from all different countries, people are bought and sold either by force or false promises.
Women and children are at the highest risk for this crime, especially youths who have run away or been left abandoned because they often become involved in prostitution to support their financial need. Once involved in this there really I no getting out. It is not always just runways and girls that willingly became involved in prostitution. IN many cases the abduction was forced and children have even been sold by their parents to traffickers for money or ransom. When these youths are taken from their families, there is no turning back.
Not every prostitute deals with dangerous clientele. However, while prostitution is illegal, the majority of prostitutes must work for less financially stable clients which are statistically more prone to violent behavior. The rich clientele have been known for sexually and physically assaulting prostitutes but more often than not, the rich are more afraid of arrests than the less financially stable clientele (Datta and Post 28-30). In parts of Europe, prostitution has already been legalized but in the case of the Dutch, the legalization tremendously expanded the prostitution indus... ... middle of paper ... ...rks Cited Datta. Bishakla and Dianne Post.
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.
Prostitution being illegal and staying that way will help deter young girls from being interested in joining that field of work especially known that they can be locked up. Another reason that prostitution should remain illegal that often times young girls are introduced to drugs like heroine and cocaine while caught up in the world of prostitution, during a year a prostitute can have had sex with as many as fifty men; this can leave them feeling worthless so often times they may turn to hard drugs to ease their pains of feeling used. Lastly, many prostitutes end up either getting killed if a customer forces the prostitutes into sex and he or she doesn’t give consent into sexual services majority of the time prostitutes will get raped. Keeping prostitution illegal does more for society because the majority of prostitution happens during night time in areas known to have bad reputations that are filled with criminals like thieves and
Luckily, there are plenty of facts that prove otherwise and the issue of morals affects no one but the people who are involved. So where is the issue? By legalizing prostitution, we are giving workers the rights they are born with and a safer environment to work in. One detail that has been brought up when debating anti-prostitution laws is that making it illegal is a violation of human rights. Prostitutes are very heavily discriminated against by not only the people who disagree with the act and believe it to be immoral, but also by police and other law enforcement officials.
If a prostitute were abused, she would not go to the police for fear of being prosecuted (Perer 826). Many think that if the Johns (clients) were prosecuted instead of the prostitutes, the prostitutes would be more willing to get help (Perer 823). Another aspect that both parties agree on is sex trafficking. The bigger the sex work business becomes, the more women are sold into human trafficking (Perer 830; Sanders, O’Neill, and Pitcher 67). Human trafficking sparks a completely new category of prostitution.
Another study also states that prostitutes are 18 times more likely to be murdered than a normal civilian (Fuchs). While not every prostitute is killed, a study of San Francisco prostitutes has demonstrated that 82% of prostitutes have been assaulted and 68% have been raped (Fuchs). Yet, although they suffer from violent crime, these prostitutes are less inclined to report abuse because what they are doing to earn a living is illegal. As for the business-related expenses, most pimps tend to spend 65.8% of it on transportation and housing, and very little on the health of the prostitute, they “manage” (Fuchs). Poor health is a major problem for prostitutes and they have few options.