It is claimed that legalization will create safer work environments in a lot of ways. Prostitutes would be treated as any other worker and would therefore receive benefits. Facilities also tend to mean cleaner working spaces and taking prostitutes off the streets. Prostitution is a sexual career that has not been solved and that has always surface, so instead of alienating the workers they need to be protected by the law. Catherine Healy, National Co-ordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective accounts that “[s]ince the change in the law, people feel they can approach the police and report violence.
Having legalized prostitutes conducting their business in one place, like in brothels or in specific identified areas, would help to identify those who are illegal or being trafficked. Equally important in the battle against human trafficking, recognizing free prostitution would allow police funds to be focussed on catching the real criminals of forced prostitution. If prostitution were made legal then police would not have to spend countless hours and money trying to eliminate it and protect the community from it. Some of the real crimes become neglected as a result and the true victims of forced prostitution are neglected as well. Resources, time, and energy that can help actual victims of sex trafficking are wasted on rescuing those who don’t want to be.
Prostitution should be a business where a service is offered for a price. Although that has yet to be proven, prostitution is a business that is recession proof. If a movie theater can withstand a recession prostitution should be better off. Instead of the benefits of a criminal, with prostitution a legal business, prostitutes can have all the benefits of a working citizen. Unions would probably be the best enforcer of the industry.
It is the most frowned kind of prostitution because it is done openly. The question is should prostitution be legalized in the US? The answer is yes, this is because, it will help eliminate all the vices related to prostitution. Opponents argue that, prostitution has health effects and that is the reason as to why it remains illegal in most parts of the United States. Prostitution has social economic, physical, and a number of mental implications.
Max Shellenbergar PHL 202: Critical Thinking Professor Turner 1 December 2017 Decriminalization of Prostitution We all believe that we have the right to our own bodies, however if we need protection shouldn’t it be the government's duty to help us protect our bodies and create the best possible environment for the business person and the consumer. Prostitution is what is known as a consensual crime. This means that prostitution is directly a victimless crime, however there have been reports of prostitutes suffering from abuse of their consumer. The acts of battery are not a victimless crime. However, due to its current illegal state prostitutes are unable to seek help from local officials.
Finally we can see that with both men and women getting into this profession, they know what they are getting into. They know that they are selling their bodies for sex. Being from supporting a family to the freedom of choice, prostitution has its reasons why it should be legal and the U.S. government should not be able to stop it. Sadly though this profession is and probably will always be considered wrong, but for some it’s all there is to give a ray of hope and sunshine into their otherwise bleak worlds.
The first claim is the the decriminalization is a gift to the sex industry; giving dignity to industry, as well as the women. The main concern here is that the people running the industry are now normal employers. As discussed by Aquinas, not all vices can be removed, but we can regulate those employers through regulations, which is not able to be done currently. The next claim is this legislation would promote sex trafficking (sex slavery). Sex trafficking is selling people under their will into prostitution; if prostitution is decriminalized and law enforcement is able to protect and get rid of corruption, then slavery would be stopped.
Martin Behrman, former mayor of New Orleans, once said, “You can make prostitution illegal, but you can’t make it unpopular.” Prostitution has been around longer than most other professions. Because people have gotten so used to the fact, criminalizing prostitution would not be an effective form of prevention. In a survey of one hundred countries, fifty of them have legalized prostitution, while eleven have limited legality (100). As many other countries have decided, legalizing prostitution makes more sense than criminalizing it because it affects many aspects of our culture, such as; the legitimacy of the job, the rape rates, and the violence rates. Sex work is a legitimate job.
Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in history. In this modern age there are several classes of prostitutes with several methods of finding work, but they still face violence in their business. Though prostitutes are frowned upon by society and treated as criminals, under the law they should not be scrutinized by the morals of the people. Prostitutes frequently feel they have no options due to their illegal work, should they be assaulted they cannot turn to the police since many officers refuse to aid them as criminals. Prostitution should be regulated to fight human trafficking, increase quality of life for the women working in the industry, and generate taxes for the government while reducing the cost of dealing with prostitution.
These underground activities which are harmful to all women and minors not only happen in Hong Kong. It can reduce social inequality after legalization, because the police can protect whorehouse and prostitutes under supervision. Also, the reason of prostitution should be legalized is maintain public order. Legalizing prostitution and regulating prostitutes to work in Red Light District, it can decrease to residents of disturbance. It can keep society in an orderly