According to Ravi, “Many prostitutes who have been sexually assaulted suffer from the psychological effects of rape and sexual abuse. These include rape trauma syndrome, post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), low self-esteem, guilt, and self-destructiveness.” Making prostitution legal makes women think poorly of themselves and often results in an increase drug use to eliminate mental pain. According to Farley, “In prostitution, men remove women's humanity. Buying a woman in prostitution gives men the power to turn women into a living, breathing masturbation fantasy. He removes her self and those qualities that define her as an individual, and for him she becomes sexualized body parts.
This had resulted from history of both sexual and physical abuse from their line of business as street based sexual workers.” (Surratt H 30). Prostitutes are exposed to sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and AIDS. Some of their customers demand unprotected sex and depending on the offer that the prostitute is given, they carry the deal without having protection as a priority. Janice Raymond indicated that “... ... middle of paper ... ...le it is true to say that not all prostitutes are exposed to brutality, sexually transmitted diseases and psychological problems, the act of making prostitution illegal will cause financial instability to the traffickers since they will be denied the right of choosing their source of income. The sexual workers will result to doing the business illegally to be able to acquire funds for buying drugs.
In order to supply the labor for the prostitution industry, human trafficking becomes worse when it focus on women, and children. It transfers to sex trafficking. Many women are victims of human trafficking work in brothels, a part of them work as Streetwalker. Some countries give the idea that prostitution should be legalized to reduce the rate of human trafficking and sex trafficking, but they are wrong. Because, if we pass the law for prostitution, human trafficking and sex trafficking will increase in order to supply prostitutes for prostitution industry.
We can not live in the society where highly recommend and respect woman, while legalized prostitution. Because they are contradictory and opposing each other. Furthermore, the violence that women were subjected to was an undercover part of the prostitution and sexual exploitation. Violence was used to initiate some women into prostitution and to break them down so that they would do the sexual acts. After initiation, at every step of the way, violence was used for sexual gratification of the pimps, as a form of punishment, to threaten and intimidate women.
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
The disappearance of clothing items, beepers and other personal belongings often seems to get blamed on drug-using women (Frenken & Sifaneck, 1998). This relates back to how heroin-using prostitutes do not create relationships well with others. They are not trusted and disrespected for their violence and illegal drug use. There are programs that have been created to help these women.
Future academic research on sex workers and the understanding of physical and psychological outcomes could benefit in policy reform. Policing of sex workers is a topic that needs to address. Prostitutes did report forced sex by an officer. Police making arrests of sex workers could have the potential to put them at risk of violence by a pimp. Since typically pimps make their “girls” bring in a certain amount of money either a day or a week, then if a woman gets arrested and is unable to obtain income then she could be at risk of physical assault from her pimp for lack of payment.
Besides, when prostitution is legalized, people can get one more option to release pressure and satisfy needs. Therefore, considering the improvement of countries, societies and human, prostitution ought to be legalized to help promote prosperity around the world. Firstly, making prostitution legal provide government means to control and manage prostitutes for the health of both buyers and sellers. Legalizing prostitution provide... ... middle of paper ... ...egulated and controlled. Legal brothels apparently transmit much fewer sexually transmitted diseases than does illegal prostitution.
Many of the women working as prostitutes have to deal very personally with people, some who can be abusive towards them. Being a prostitute takes a great toll on the person, as the US Department of State announces, “[f]ew activities are as brutal and damaging to people as prostitution. Field research in nine countries concluded that 60-75 percent of women in prostitution were raped, 70-95 percent were physically assaulted, and 68 percent met the criteria for post traumatic stress disorder in the same range as treatment-seeking combat veterans and victims of state-organized torture”, which is very shocking because prostitutes suffer as if they have been in a war. Maybe if the numbers showed that this cruelties happened less often, and were just the fact of chance, then maybe legalization would seem like a favorable solution. However, this statistics show that prostitutes have a very high chance of being mistreated and should be encouragement to governments to increase the fight against brothels.
Resources, time, and energy that can help actual victims of sex trafficking are wasted on rescuing those who don’t want to be. This is very counterproductive financially when everyone is painted with the same brush. Criminalizing prostitution forces it into the underworld where legalizing it would bring it more in the open so that human trafficking can be easily tackled. The legalization of brothels allows the government to have more control over the prostitution industry and gives them more ammunition to prevent the illegal forced trafficking of women who are exploited and coerced to