The prostitutes are choosing their private independence to work in the sex industry, but they are not having peaceful enjoyment because their work is considered “immoral” and illegal. To protect these women, there needs to be decriminalization in order to get the workers protection. Constant discusses how the government should be devoted to civic virtue, not solely moral virtue because people disagree on morals; his argument applies to prostitutes. The government should encourage civic virtue for those within the industry and the people buying the sex, instead of declaring the act of prostitution immoral, which could be argued by
Sex workers should not be arrested in any greater numbers than johns because it takes two to tango, and the johns are just as much at fault. However, johns seek out sex workers for sex because it is in the job description, and the women who go with them so they can be paid. Because johns deliberately go to sex workers, they are the ones who need to be punished, not the other way around. According to Sheila Jeffreys, a feminist activist, "Little literature exists on the motivations of johns compared with that on prostituted women, because the men's motivation is considered to be self-evident; only the women are seen as acting unnaturally." (215).
A point that needs emphasizing since so many people still believe that the government should not interfere with their life choices. Considering that it goes against the 1st Amendment, why shall someone not do as they please. A portion of the United States believe that legalizing prostitution would bring down the percentage of people being raped. It can save kids’ lives that are being forced to be
It is not going anywhere. There will always be lonely or kinky men in America who will pay for sex, and there will always be women willing to rent out their bodies (vice versa). Most argument against legalizing prostitution are ethical arguments. We have seen the same arguments against gay marriage and abortion. Those have become legal already, now the question is why prostitution is still not legal.
Support for this argument will be drawn from the following sources: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Love, Sex, and Health, and The Question of Pornography. First of all trust is one of the biggest factors when it comes to being in a relationship. It there is no trust it could all easily fall apart. This is why so many women loose their husbands trust when they first discover that they have been cheating on them with pornography magazines, books, and more often internet sites. Pamela Paul states that “most men do not admit to engaging in pornography but try to hide it from their spouse in order to keep it a secret.
Introduction Sex work is one of the oldest professions on the world. People always discriminate or ignore them because they cannot accept prostitution as a occupation. Public opinions condemns prostitutions since they perceived that prostitutes as a “dirty”, “bad girl” and immoral, Therefore, They suffers a social exclusion, marginalization and “whore stigma”. Recently, many countries changed the policy and attitudes toward them so as to protect them and improve the current situation. In this report, i would examine the current sex workers situation in Hong Kong and review the response to prostitution adopted by Netherlands o as to identify what means of policy able to improve their situations.
Worse yet, parents do not want to hear their children say, "When I grow up, I want to be a prostitute." Christianity also looks down upon prostitution because according to their beliefs, the act of sex is only to be done when a man and a women are in love and married. Monogamy is to be practiced in the marriage, and any violation of this is considered a sin. Another reason why the preservation of morality is so important is that people's morals shape the future of a nation. Many people feel that if prostitution is legalized, then its long term effects would be detrimental to the United States.
However, we as a society we need to realize that prostitution has been in our society since the beginning of civilization and calling it immoral when sex workers are just trying to earn money to survive is morally wrong because they are not hurting anyone. As a matter fact, the majority of the women who enter prostitution do it because they are financially disadvantaged and have no other options. Furthermore, criminalizing someone because of their profession is immoral because it's how they are trying to survive. Providing people with a safe way to live their life is the moral thing to do. I’m aware that in our society there are those who have the sentiment that prostitution is inherently immoral, however, I would argue that universally, exchanging services for money is a business ideal that is considered permissible in every society and even encouraged in most, so there really is no harm in legal prostitution.
Those who argue that it should remain illegal say that prostitution is degrading, and is nothing shy of complete abuse of a woman’s or man’s body (ProCon.org Con 5). Proponents of this view believe that some women and men feel that they are forced into prostitution, and that it is hard, or even impossible, for them to get out once they are in (ProCon.org Con 6). Some people also fear that if prostitution were legalized, there would not be enough workers to meet the consumer demand, which could possibly lead to more sex trafficking (ProCon.org Con 8). Advocates of this view believe that the legalization of prostitution would boldly say, in word and action, that women can be bought and sold (ProCon.org Con 2). One person’s opinion on the matter is, “Legalization would put lipstick on modern-day slavery and call it another step in the liberation of women” (ProCon.org Con 4).
But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s. We saw this quite clearly in the time of alcohol prohibition in this country. “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. –Unknown Second, prostitution should be something of free choice, not to be stopped by the government.