The act of prostitution is legal and illegal depending on the country or even the culture. In countries where it is seen as illegal, prostitutes usually get fined or either little to maximum jail time for its crime and some get even get penalized with death. In countries or cultures where it is considered legal, there are usually rules and regulations given by their government officials to make sure that the local prostitutes practice safe sex in order to prevent the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The workers get general check ups to ensure that they pose no threat to customers which brings me to my first
Proposers for criminalization argues that decriminalizing prostitution protects the pimps, but not only that it will also protect women sex workers. Decriminalization will protect sex workers from exploitation, trafficking and violence from these pimps. Laws will be passed against all these brutal acts against women sex workers which will deter men clients and pimps from doing any devious act against prostitutes. In the article “Buying Sex Should Not Be Legal” by Rachel Moran stated that, in the US prostitution is worth at least $14 billion a year. Moran said, “Most of that money doesn’t goes to these girls,” but if is was legal the law enforcement and the government would also protect workers from being underpaid and
The issue of legalizing prostitution is not a simple one and would come with many restrictions and provisions. The fact remains that in this day and age sexuality is no longer taboo and if the transaction is even two consenting adults it should be a legitimate, legal profession. Prostitution has been rejected by polite society as scandalous and grotesque, yet it continues to behind closed door and on dark street corners. Some think that the legalization of prostitution would only further to degrading society and would create a haven for human trafficking. Sex is thought to be the most intimate form of human interaction, therefore many believe it should not be undermined and traded as a commodity.
The true problems lay in the pimps and the whole sex commerce, not in the prostitutes themselves; prostitutes are merely victims. One of the greatest problems that sex commerce brings in the U.S. is the amount of minors that are sex trafficked into prostitution. Though it is hard to calculate because prostitution is illegal, it is estimated that the average prostitute is 12 years old (McKeel 2010). Children are popular targets for pimps as they are defenseless, innocent and manipulable. U.S. law doesn’t spare child prostitutes.
One solution to the problem of prostitution is across-the-board enforcement of laws that prohibit or even criminalize the actions of pimps, customers, and prostitutes while providing rehabilitation opportunities and federal aid for former prostitutes”(Rich). Rich explains a solution that really needs to happen in the United States; laws that are more severe on the pimps and a solution for those affected by the harms of human trafficking. In some states o the U.S. , Prostitution is legal and “regulated”which is a bad thing because most cases of prostitution have a pimp involved. Pimps usually only get one to three years for
Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. First, Prostitution shouldn’t be a crime because it is a victimless crime. In no way is the prostitute committing a crime on society, of course you could argue that the spreading of diseases could be a crime. But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing.
For example it is an offence to control a prostitute for gain, or to keep a brothel. Prostitution has a close affinity with a host of other important social ... ... middle of paper ... ...c for a variety of reasons, main problem being deciding on how to gather data. Authorities base their data on arrests or prosecutions and never gaining a precise statistic due to much prostitution taking place incognito. The laws around prostitution are complicated, one consenting adult paying another for sex is not illegal, therefor a woman that works on her own in her own house charging people for sex is not breaking the law, But it is almost impossible to carry out prostitution legally due to the laws that exist around it. Brothels (massage parlours) a place that more than one person works are illegal, even if they work different times or days.
It can save prostitutes from being hurt or getting sick. There are many reasons why prostitution is illegal some do make sense on why it is illegal. That still doesn’t mean that the government can tell us what to do with our life choices. A reason why it is illegal is because of homicide. How this works is by the customer promising a big load of cash.
The paper will then conclude that the decriminalisation of sex work has positively altered the working environment of sex workers, but that this improvement is limited due to the public stigma that remains attached to the industry. Background Sex workers provide sexual services in exchange for money and other valuable goods. In New Zealand, this exchange takes place at massage parlours, brothels, escort agencies, and on the streets (Abel, Fitzgerald & Bruton 2007). Though sex work itself was legal prior to 2003, the criminalisation of activities surrounding prostitution made it impossible to be a sex worker without violating the law (Jordan 2005). While the client could legally buy sex, sex workers could suffer legal consequences as legislation made soliciting, brothel keeping, and living on the earnings made through prostitution illegal (Abel 20014).
Regarding pornography, people got acquainted with it. Some people more or less, but that is a quality human beings have. Everyone is different and thinks differently based on their morals and values. Adjusting to the idea that prostitution is legal, people will at least realize that treating prostitutes unequally and unfairly is an embrace that might lead to courtroom. Legalizing prostitution will not totally and directly end prostitution discrimination, but it will at least decrease its rate.