Fallacious to Reputable

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From biblical times, to current times, and until the end of time, prostitution has always been an intricate part of our societies. Throughout the years there have been many reasons as to why people are drawn to prostitution including lack of education, poverty, and even personal choice. Regardless of the reasons, people still enter the lifestyle understanding the potential risks, disease, abuse, criminal charges, and even death. However, if society would consider taking a responsible view towards prostitution these risks could be lessened. Although the drive against prostitution remains a conscientious cause and the potential for human trafficking remains a viable threat, legalizing this profession would increase civic revenue, better distribute law enforcement, and decrease the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. For those crusaders who think that prostituting is immoral, this proves to be the least supported argument. Sadly, most often the crusaders themselves are engaging in their causes only to elevate their status and generate an influx of new resources (Ronald Weitzer, 33). There are so many things considered to be immoral by large numbers of people. Divorce is perceived to be a sin to the majority of Christians. Tattoos, pornography and same-sex marriages are just a few things considered immoral by much of society. Why then, if these are legal, should prostitution be any different? Consider the fact that pornography is legal, as is the adult film industry. How is it perfectly legal to be an adult film actor or actress, get paid for performing sexual acts, videotaping those acts, and then sell the tapes for profit? Even though, it is illegal to perform consensual sexual acts for profit and exclude the videotape. There is... ... middle of paper ... ...Eliminating the rights of a prostitute is not all too different. Our societies look down upon them as low-class criminals. Not worthy to live amongst everyone else. However, persevering through this adversity, the culture has proven that it is willing and capable to be a responsible and productive part of our societies. Maybe the concern of what society is or is not willing to tolerate is the problem. After all sex is a private issue. Works Cited Lee, Na Young. "The Construction of Military Prostitution in South Korea during the U.S. Military Rule, 1945-1948." Feminist Studies 33.3 (2007): 453. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. "Street cleaning." Economist 320.7723 (1991): 28. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. Weitzer, Ronald. "MORAL CRUSADE AGAINST PROSTITUTION." Society 43.3 (2006): 33. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 1 Dec. 2010.
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