Persuasive Essay On Legalizing Prostitution

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Tommy Zheng
Eng 112
Legalizing Prostitution The phrase “sex sells” has been circulating in the media for a long time. The origin behind this phrase dates back to ancient times to the oldest profession: prostitution. Prostitution is defined as the act of providing sexual services to a person in exchange for money, goods or other services (Trifiolis 1). For as long back as we have records, evidence can be found of people “selling sex” for some sort of gain (History, par. 1). Prostitution has been around for centuries. Prostitution has been around since the times of the epic tale of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to today 's "red light" districts. They were found back in ancient Japan; they were being called Geisha. In ancient
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It is not going anywhere. There will always be lonely or kinky men in America who will pay for sex, and there will always be women willing to rent out their bodies (vice versa). Most argument against legalizing prostitution are ethical arguments. We have seen the same arguments against gay marriage and abortion. Those have become legal already, now the question is why prostitution is still not legal. Legalizing prostitution promotes safety and reduces crime (mainly violence against women), puts more regulation on the prostitution industry, and generates economic profits. Let men be men. Legalize it
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