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.
Prostitution should not be legalizing because it is one of the social immoral problems. This issue should be banned because it violates human rights, and the true equality of women. Prostitution, drug (including cocaine and cannabis), and pornography are headache problems within human society. Especially, prostitution against good human values. Most sociologists and philosophers confirm that when society is growing, people increasingly promote their good values.
“Street prostitutes experience levels of post-traumatic stress disorder that are similar to levels among battered woman, rape survivors, and survivors of torture.”(Prostitution,1) People within the sex industry could gain these disorders that will continue to be a fear of them. Could having harmful effects in the future if prostitutes were to continue to be a prostitute longer. “It’s not the legal status of prostitution that causes the harm, it’s the prostitution itself. The longer she is in prostitution – legal or illegal – the more she is psychologically harmed. 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.
Often the legal system of the United States make it difficult on the victim and in some cased place the blame on them for an unwanted sexual attack, to the point that the trauma of the trial is worse than the attack itself. Women are interrogated like harden criminals instead of victims. One small mistake and a woman can be labeled a liar. Or it might be the case where the defendant swims fast, so he is not deemed a menace to society. Associating people with a certain level of power over other people because they were born with or without certain genitals needs to end.
Criminal organizations are proven to degrade women and give no care for their individual rights as the women are not only forced to do things they do not want to but also the fact that they are acting out of obligation to the organization they work for (Admin, 2014). Additionally, in the current state of the law, women are in places far out of the reach of possible health or protection assistance. The protection and well being of a country’s citizens should be the government’s first priority. In order to protect the rights of a person involved in the sex industry, there must be government aid in legalizing. Not only do prostitutes often face abuse at the hands of buyers and pimps, but they are also stigmatized by the rest of society (Morgan et al., 2014).
They put all the blame on the victim rather than the suspect because if she didn’t want that to happen, then she should’ve dressed properly or covered up more. If a man shows more skin, it’s not taken seriously as when a woman shows skin. Moreover, when a man gets raped by a woman, instead of helping out, others judge him because he wasn’t strong enough to defend himself. This stereotyping affects people’s lives, especially women because it’s difficult for women to get jobs. For instance, “Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but their ubiquity doesn’t protect them from gendered discrimination and sexual harassment, especially in male-dominated work environments” (Adams).
The stigma that prostitutes are not clean and do not use contraception make people believe sexually transmitted diseases are high amongst people involved in this service industry. Some think that a person’s body, especially a woman’s is of high value and prostitution strips it of its glory. The argument here is that a person who partakes in prostitution is immoral and does not value their body. The argument against prostitution is clear. People have been told their whole lives to treasure their body, sex is for married couples, and those who are religious think they will go to hell if they have sexual intercourse out of wedlock.
Voltaire tries to tell us that women at that time period were vulnerable. Because of that, Cunegonde is blinded by the real situation of women. In Cunegonde's life she has only experienced rape and being sold so, it’s highly unlikely that her perspective of women being raped will change. Women probably felt offended because Cunegonde is basically saying how it’s better to be raped more than once in order for you to be virtuous. Besides women, some men probably felt responsible for how women were treated and all of this happened was due to men feeling superior to women.
They are treated as mere sex objects in this exploitative and demeaning industry. They become vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse, and are forced to ignore it out of fear and social stigmas. Fantine is but a fictional representation of countless women throughout the world today who must face the hardships of sex trafficking and rape culture. However, society has taught us that this is the norm and these women are to blame for their circumstances. Rape culture in today’s society has created a negative perception of sex trafficking victims leading to the oppression of women.
Introduction Sex work is one of the oldest professions on the world. People always discriminate or ignore them because they cannot accept prostitution as a occupation. Public opinions condemns prostitutions since they perceived that prostitutes as a “dirty”, “bad girl” and immoral, Therefore, They suffers a social exclusion, marginalization and “whore stigma”. Recently, many countries changed the policy and attitudes toward them so as to protect them and improve the current situation. In this report, i would examine the current sex workers situation in Hong Kong and review the response to prostitution adopted by Netherlands o as to identify what means of policy able to improve their situations.