Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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Legalizing prostitution would be beneficial to the government and sex workers by creating tax revenue, bettering medical care, and protecting prostitutes against violence. Prostitution is viewed differently throughout society and holds a lot of negative opinions but no one really discuss’ the benefits of prostitution being legalized throughout America. Many people believe in legalizing Marijuana not knowing its positivity and negativity. When legalizing prostitution you should look at the overall impact and the influence it would have on the government. Legalizing prostitution could generate more tax revenue in the government, protect prostitutes from harm and also lower STD and health risks.
Sex work dates back to Ancient Greek 500 BC when women rights were scarce and there were little self-values within the women society. The women needed money to take care of their household and family and there were little to no jobs being given to the female gender. The lowest class of prostitutes was called Dicteriades which consisted of workers in brothels, middle class of prostitutes which consists of lovely and accomplished musicians, singers, dancers, strippers, and prostitutes. The highest class of prostitutes was called Hetairaes, which had sex workers who were educated and wealthy. Prostitution was highly worshipped in Ancient Greek times and was legalized and regulated to fit within the society at the time. Prostitution has modernized itself to accommodate the client and sex workers. There could be benefits to legalizing prostitution.
One of the benefits of legalizing prostitution is creating tax revenue from the sales. Since Nevada has legalized prostitution there has been an increase in tax income. Prostitution could be taxed and w...

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