Prostitution paper

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Imagine living on the streets all alone. You need money, and fast. You can’t get a job because that will take too long to get the money you need. You’re desperate and you feel like the only choice is to turn to prostitution. Millions of women and children are engaging in prostitution around the world and it needs to be stopped. Prostitution dates back as far as 2400 BCE in ancient Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations (Sexton). It is defined as the exchange of sex acts for money or something else of value. Many women see it as a last resort to make a lot of money in a short amount of time.
Prostitution affects mostly the women selling their bodies and the men buying it. Prostitution is particularly harmful to the women engaging in it. The men basically purchase the women for a night, and they believe that they can do whatever they please to them. Men can abuse, humiliate, degrade and hurt the woman or child if they want to (Hughes). Yes, I said child. Many children are forced into prostitution, also known as human trafficking. It is almost impossible to talk about one without talking about the other. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Human Trafficking is defined as organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (as by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor). Human Trafficking is basically forced prostitution. Prostitution is harmful to everyone who partakes in it, we need to get rid of it as soon as possible by outlawing the purchase of it, not prostitution as a whole.
One Solution is to legalize prostitution. If it is legalized brothels can become “business owners” They can pay taxes and legally benefit and make a profit from selling women (Hu...

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... is to find out how to make it as safe as possible for those who still chose to partake in it. (Ahmed)
Society needs to raise awareness of human trafficking and prostitution. Not enough people know what is going on, and this is huge global problem. Then we need to make the purchase of sex illegal, not prostitution as a whole. The women who are caught in the act will be sent to a place for “rescued” sex workers that offer medical care, counseling, and schooling. If women can find a different way to make money, they will stop partaking in prostitution. It’ll be like a form of rehab/free schooling. Women need to realize the dangers they are putting themselves in by selling themselves. This needs to happen so that prostitution will be abolished. It won’t happen overnight, but hopefully if these steps are taken prostitution will die out within the next few generations.