Prostitution is a multimillion dollar industry, and it occurs all over the world. Prostitution is mainly a female dominated market. Prostitution is a rough subject to study because it is so stigmatized and has had such a bad reputation for so long. People have varying attitudes on prostitution because many see it as sinful or even abnormal. For centuries, the United States has attempted to suppress sexual deviation.
This is not just a game to be trading people, but a serious problem that no one considers to prevent. Not only does human trafficking include forced labor, but it also includes sexual trafficking. According to Human Trafficking Statistic, 94% of the female victims are forced into sexual trafficking (Human Trafficking statistic). These are some shocking and gigantic numbers of statistics. Human trafficking has been constantly growing due to poverty, the greed of criminals, and the lack of government control.
It is also estimated that in the past three decades, trafficking of women in Asia for sexual profiteering has discriminated more... ... middle of paper ... ...ring organization”, 2012). As maintained by the “United Nations”, in 2004, the entire annual gain for trafficking women and girls were estimated to be within $5 billion and $9 billion. Moreover, the innocents face problems of insecurity and inadequacy complex. In conclusion, parents sell their daughters because of poverty and gender bias. The crime of trafficking girls has actually been widespread.
Politically speaking, in some parts of the world, it is considered acceptable to own slaves. Human trafficking is an international occurrence, and it is post-modern slavery. As a rule, when victims are trafficked they are forced into a life of work in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, retail and domestic service (Rosen). However, when underage girls/young women are exploited, they are usually trafficked for commercial sex (Rosen). The Congressional Research Service notes: “Trafficking victims are often subjected to mental and physical abuse in order to control them, including debt bondage, social isolation, removal of identification cards and travel documents, violence, and fear of reprisals against them or their families.” Unfortunately, the true number of people trafficked, in the sex trade and into forced labor, is difficult to determine.
In an article she did with USA Today she talks about how she was sold at a young age and w... ... middle of paper ... ...he Philippines (Human Trafficking Awareness Day). Sex trafficking is known as one of the worlds worst crimes, and it generates a profit of millions of dollars each day ( 11 Facts About Human Trafficking). Human trafficking is a human rights violation because it is a form of slavery and it also sexually harms women and children, as well as stripping women of their morals and virginity. Human trafficking is increasing day by day, and many organizations, such as the Polaris Project and the UN are looking for ways to prevent human trafficking worldwide. What is a person’s life worth?
Sex trafficking is a form of contemporary slavery that induces and forces people into a commercial sex trade against their will. Many factors contribute to the sex trade and the exploitation occurs mostly to women and children. Through the age, gender, class, and race many are trapped in a never-ending cycle of coercion and abuse in order to survive in the corrupt society around them. One of the largest targets for sex traffickers is a child. Since children are considered vulnerable they are easily coerced or kidnapped and made to perform sexual acts for others and live in debt to their owner or pimp.
The penalties to traffickers is inadequate and often the victims of sex trafficking are punished. Prostitution is a punishable crime no matter what your age. Many times the children are punished for prostituting because either police officers are inadequately trained to deal with sex trafficking or because that is the only way they can get them away from their pimp/trafficker. “This statute explicitly recognizes that existing laws often fail to protect victims of trafficking and, paradoxically, often punish victims more severely than they do traffickers.” (Hodge, 148) Symbolic interactionists would argue that by failing the children with the laws that punish them harsher than the actual perpetrator, these kids develop a complex due to labeling
Human trafficking occurs daily, even in America. Human trafficking, when prostitution is involved, is when females are sold for profit to be used for sexual intercourse. Exploiting women for profit against their will creates human rights violations, physical and mental well-being, and being detained unwillingly. Because of the Bill of Rights in America, losing rights becomes a serious issue. When human trafficking is involved, the person has no way to say no due to being forced against their will.
Mostly they originate from poor and unstable countries. Their backgrounds made many of the women from the Roma or Turkish minorities look for their happiness outside their habitual and permanent residence. Estimates of the European Commission was recorded in 2011, according to which 120,000 women and underage girls were smuggled annually to the Western p... ... middle of paper ... ... educate students about the horrendous facts in human trafficking. Overall, more action needs to be taken in order to stop such heinous activities. The government has shown efforts to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts and to combat the child sex tourism.
Studies on multiple countries where prostitution is legal show that the number of child prostitution would dramatically increase as well (Bien n. pag.). Prostitution is a major form of gender discrimination against women as it promotes their bodies as objects to be bought. Women living in a brothel under a pimp also restricts their freedom and citizenship rights. These facts probably have much to do with the dramatic increase in violence against women in the countries where prostitution is