2017 Pg.31) prostitution reflects and shows the economic inequality in the society. Many poor women feel the need to become prostitutes because of their lack of money; since wealthier women do not experience this problem and have other sources of income, they do not feel the need to act in this crime and can easily look down on the idea of becoming a prostitute. Conflict theorists, analyze prostitution as a part of a large problem of inequality and lack of resources. Women have not had the most equal access to economic opportunities. Although it’s getting rarer in some societies, women are forbidden to own their own property; and in others, they suffer discrimination when trying to work and earn money to support themselves.
Many poor women feel compelled to become prostitutes because of their lack of money; because wealthier women have many other sources of income, the idea of becoming a prostitute is something they never have to consider. Sad but interesting historical support for this view comes from an increase in prostitution in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many women lost husbands and boyfriends in the war and were left penniless. Lacking formal education and living in a society that at the time offered few job opportunities to women, many of these bereaved women were forced to turn to prostitution to feed their families and themselves. As American cities grew rapidly during the last decades of the nineteenth century, thousands of immigrant women and other poor women also turned to prostitution as a needed source of income.
B., & Meier, R. F. 2011) A prostitute worker can see her or his job as power made real because she has ownership of her own body, which gives it her right to use her body as she wants. In the other hand if he or she is being pushed into prostitution because of the lack of education and money then they might fell as if they own their body what so ever. It's kind of like what the act of sex itself symbolizes to them control, power, love. After all sex, itself has such a different aspect on everyone’s life; but for a prostitute it might just be a lack of education or lack of money. We all must service in the world even if your job is illegal in most countries, you still must find a way to survive.
Most often, the decision to become a prostitute is made out of necessity. Often women have no other way of making money and they lead such troubled lives that they think this will help get them out of their destitute state. Unfortunately, this decision often comes with the loss of freedom due to a woman’s pimp representation and the control the pimp has on their day to day lives. Prostitutes are often abused by their pimps and sometimes forced into induced and pressured drug addiction, (sometimes taking drugs to mask the pain of the duties of their sex job) not to mention they are more often than not plagued with sexually transmitted diseases. According to research and clinical findings done by Melissa Farley, Ph.D. regarding violence in all types of prostitution, 95% of those in prostitution experienced severe sexual harassment and 80% to 90%
It is thought that those who are prostitutes are driven to do so because of their childhoods. Recent research does support this idea. Dr. Melissa Farley and Dr. Howard Barkin reported that out of 130 prostitutes surveyed fifty-five percent reported that they had been sexually abused as a child by three perpetrators or more. Ninety-four percent reported that a caregiver had physically abused them until they were bruised or injured. This gives us a good idea that most prostitutes have had an unstable childhood.
It's clear that men have sexual urges that must be tended to. They will be desperate enough to spend money on what they want. In a sexual trade of equivalent accomplices there is dependably the danger of refusal, difference and the requirement for trade off. Purchasing ladies and youngsters in prostitution is less about sexual delight than control satisfaction, 85% of US johns have normal female sexual accomplices. 60% are hitched.
It is heard that in Thailand, girls get sold by their families into the markets where they work as prostitutes against their own wish (“Sex Matters” 534). In reality, there have been lots of incidents where girls from poor families are promised by their parents for having good work life and are given into the hands of traffickers. There is no sound or awareness about the security of these girls, getting into forced prostitution at the next stage. It is estimated that most of the girls trafficked into prostitution from one state to another are deceived for giving work which is completely a crime. So, if it becomes legal, the amount of trafficking women into prostitution and its network would widely increase around the world.
There are movies, TV shows and songs in popular culture that portray the world of prostitution as blissful sex, money, drugs, alcohol and endless partying. Not only are prostitutes mocked and ridiculed for their job by society, but they are also dehumanized and neglected. Prior to working on the streets, most prostitutes have been taken advantage of, brainwashed and groomed for the occupation. Many believe that prostitution is a choice. Contrary to the popular belief, we find the cruel reality where nearly all prostituted women lack the luxury of choosing to engage in the business, but rather have been forced or coerced against their will.
And you can find them listed in the Yellow Pages. Many people assume that the only people who become prostitutes are poor, uneducated, single women who can't get a regular job. This is sometimes true, but often times, the women may have part-time jobs and engage in prostitution for extra money. Some of the women are even married with families. Although prostitutes range in age and ethnicity, most arrests targeted people in their 20s that were white.
If prostitution was illegal there wouldn’t be so many crime towards them and these women would be safe. Prostitutes don’t know every client it’s so hard to tell what a person might do. Their clients can also be drunk or high and not have self-control over their actions and cause serious harm to a prostitute. These prostitutes also face verbal abuse by their clients. Even if