A sad story repeated across America and is very prominent in other countries. In America, a lot of the times victims are the ones that usually serve time in jail since in some causes it’s considered prostitution, even if it was forced by the pimp. In most cases, the pimps aren’t found out and if the victims of human trafficking come forward as to who their pimp is, they could get killed after serving time in jail. The laws on Human Trafficking should be changed to something that helps the victims like stricter cross-border communication, making prostitution illegal,
They make next to nothing and the money that is made is often taken by pimps or traffickers (Sullivan, Barbara). This group of workers are also more likely to be drug addicted than the other form of sex workers. They also experience more physical violence and are more likely to be murdered. Brothel workers make more than street workers although they have to pay the brothel owners for things like rent and protect... ... middle of paper ... ...alize it’s time for a change. Work Cited Leigh, Carol.
Prostitution is becoming a very popular trade in America. Because the practice is illegal, it’s difficult to estimate the current number of prostitutes in work; however, there is believed to be 1 to 2 million in the US alone. Prostitution is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. In today’s society, sexually transmitted diseases are much too common among the American people. Prostitutes face a huge risk of catching an STD since they have sex with so many different people.
Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in history. In this modern age there are several classes of prostitutes with several methods of finding work, but they still face violence in their business. Though prostitutes are frowned upon by society and treated as criminals, under the law they should not be scrutinized by the morals of the people. Prostitutes frequently feel they have no options due to their illegal work, should they be assaulted they cannot turn to the police since many officers refuse to aid them as criminals. Prostitution should be regulated to fight human trafficking, increase quality of life for the women working in the industry, and generate taxes for the government while reducing the cost of dealing with prostitution.
Prostitution being illegal and staying that way will help deter young girls from being interested in joining that field of work especially known that they can be locked up. Another reason that prostitution should remain illegal that often times young girls are introduced to drugs like heroine and cocaine while caught up in the world of prostitution, during a year a prostitute can have had sex with as many as fifty men; this can leave them feeling worthless so often times they may turn to hard drugs to ease their pains of feeling used. Lastly, many prostitutes end up either getting killed if a customer forces the prostitutes into sex and he or she doesn’t give consent into sexual services majority of the time prostitutes will get raped. Keeping prostitution illegal does more for society because the majority of prostitution happens during night time in areas known to have bad reputations that are filled with criminals like thieves and
The prostitutes are faced with self-generated plights. This explains the reason as to why the government seems to be sluggish in having prostitution legalized. However, many of the young girls in red light districts are traded by nature into prostitution. These are women who engage in prostitution as a way of finding for themselves and their families. These are the commercial sex workers who work day and light.
Is prostitution one of the world’s oldest professions or one of the world’s oldest crimes? Since the beginning of prostitution to present time, the view of the profession changed from a job to a crime. Nowadays, in most places, people frown upon prostitution. Due to laws and misunderstandings, prostitutes are not seen as victims; instead the law charges them as criminals. Domestic life and criminal activity lead people into the profession of prostitution, where the laws turn them into wrongfully accused victims.
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 the US the law enforcement agencies try to force prostitution out of places that they think reduces the quality of life in a society such as hotels or brothels. What occurs is that prostitution is forced onto more street corners with that not only come more dangers to society but also to the prostitution. ( I know there are men prostitutes but I'm focusing mainly on women, seeing as how I am and I understand them a tad bit better). I think it is very dangerous that these women work at night and get into cars with strangers. I think it is also heightening the playground for serial killers an other sociopaths to take out their frustrations and urges on innocent women.
When you compare prostitution to drug use many would argue drug use causes more damage to society then prostitution. No doubt drugs are damaging to our society yet prostitution is often associated with organized crime. These criminal organizations control the women involved providing them with drugs to use and or sell. Prostitutes will often choose to use drug to make the pain of guilt, shame or abuse existing in their life. An article written by L. Murphy (2010), revealed through research and taking the time to interviewing twelve women involved in prostitution that, “Ten of the twelve women currently used drugs, with heroin being the drug of choice.