Pros and Cons of the Legalization of Prostitution

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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. Charles Clark, senior editor at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, suggests that sex out of marriage is a large factor in the disapproval of prostitution from religious Americans (1993). The religious perspective offers something than many prostitution arguments lack. A series of guidelines and clear cut rules on the matter. Evelina Giobbe (as cited in Clark, 1993), director of Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution, implies that most religious groups find that prostitution is immoral (1993). The idea that prostitution is immoral makes making policy on the matter easy. Those who prescribe to the religious way of thinking seem to suggest that prostitution should not be allowed and therefore criminalized. On the other hand there are arguments against prostitution that feel that it is immoral for other reasons.
One argument, specifically from a certain type of feminists, is that prostitution should be prohibited because of the inequality of women in society. According to Annette Jolin, associate professor of administration of justice at Portland State University, beliefs that prostitution is a representation of ...

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... could tax prostitution in the same way we tax hospitality, often higher than normal sales tax.
It can’t be prevented: There’s a reason it’s called “the world’s oldest profession”. It’s always been around, it always will be. We might as well bring it out into the open.
The laws are arbitrary and hypocritical: its okay for a woman to have sex with a stranger. It’s okay for a woman to have sex with a man she hardly knows after he buys her dinner and drinks or jewelry or other trinkets, why is cash currency treated so differently?
More jobs: With our ever expanding unemployment rate…okay, it might not be the best idea, but you know that women and some men are turning to prostitution out of desperation. At least it would be something to legitimately put on a resume and the Obama administration could take credit for creating some jobs.
It is her or his body! Period!!!!
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