Women will continue to sell their bodies because being a prostitute is their only income and all they know. Nepal explains that “Those who exchange sex more regularly as a source of ongoing income are at higher risk for HIV than those who do so infrequently.” Some of the diseases prostitutes might catch include HIV/AIDS, bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, hepatitis B and many more. Therefore, in order to decrease the spread of HIV and AIDS, society must abolish
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
Women didn't have that many choices in order for them to gain power in life. They could become the mistress of a powerful and rich man or marry into a good family. Because of that, women were treated in a disrespectful way that led to rape, which Voltaire tries to emphasize the importance of their role. He uses this idea to grab people's attention so they would be well aware of how serious rape is. If Voltaire was capitalizing and reinforcing sexism, then those who were raped wouldn’t be telling each other their stories on how they were raped.
It should not be the governments right to decide whether or not one rape is better than the other. They should not have to live in fear of being attacked or abused by a man. But what women can do is prepare themselves for the worst. Learning how to protect themselves and speaking out are actions that will increase the number of rapists being punished for their crimes. It would take a lot of work and dedication but within time women will be able to stand up to a man and not fear walking to their cars alone at night.
Though he seems to have positive end results to the issue, the immoral act of prostitution still is part of the solution. As proven before, legal prostitution could lead to an excess of prostitutes that could ruin the appearance of our country, it does not control ones animal-like impulses, but merely lets them run wild, it uses sex as a drug that could lead to an increase of sex ?junkies?, the crime rate could possible increase, rather than decrease, and the spread of STD?s will not be effected positively. The best way to fix the issue of prostitution is to continue fighting it, till eventually the message gets across that prostitution is wrong, and does not lead to a profitable life financially, or morally.
The fact remains that there are people who are willing to buy and sell sexual pleasure, and a better question to ask is, what is the best way of managing these transactions that will result in the least possible harm and the most possible benefit? While there is no clear answer, it is clear that the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and the perpetuation forced or abusive labor could be diminished significantly with the decriminalization of prostitution. If the government, however, is not willing to fight the greatest evils associated with the business--the trafficking and forced labor of women and girls--these problems would likely grow worse with legalization, thus making it better for the United States to keep its current policy.
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 shame and the isolation persist even if prostitution is decriminalized or legalized.” (Myths and Facts about Nevada Legal Prostitution,1) That the prostitutes will have no longer have the hope within themselves of what they are doing. Prostitutes will be afraid of what their own families or friends will say to them if they were to find out their children were to prostitutes. Prostitutes lives should improve if
Although many people oppose prostitution because they say it is degrading, morally wrong, and dangerous that is not the entire story some women choose it as a way of life not because they have to but because it is the lifestyle that suits them. Women who choose to be prostitutes should not be denied their rights as human beings. First, prostitutes should not be denied their basic human rights just because of their chosen occupation. Many people are, “dismissing the entire sex industry as abusive and immoral which only exacerbates existing problems and tosses the concerns of sex workers aside”(Klinger 3). Although many people degrade sex workers there are organizations that help protect their rights and fight against the majority.
Those who want to decriminalize it see it as making the conditions safer for those who choose prostitution. They think that women then have more options and will be safer if prostitution is legal. Those who wanted to keep the laws that criminalized prostitution did not blame those who were selling themselves, but they blamed the buyers and the abusers. Both sides address the legal aspect. However, those who supported the decriminalization of prostitution did not deeply address those who were pressured into it and were not happy with being sex workers.