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Iran's Dark Secret: Child Prostitution

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One of the Middle Eastern Countries I researched was Iran. Iran went from being a country with strong women activists and leaders to being viewed and treated with far less worth than a man. Litchter writes, “The murder of a man was regarded as a capital offense, whereas the killing of a woman was not afforded the same serious status. The punishments for murderers were divided according to the sex of the perpetrator. Execution was the inevitable end for a female killer, whereas a male murderer was given the alternative of paying diyya (blood money) to the next of kin of his victim” (Lichter, 2009). Seeing these changes is a travesty. There are so many misconceptions about Islam and Muslim women, many coming from these drastic changes that the…show more content…
If a woman is caught she is the one that is hung or stoned. Iran went from being a country with powerful, educated women to being a country in which women are greatly oppressed and persecuted. Zach Schubert, reporter from The Huffington Press article “Iran’s Dark Secret: child prostitution and sex slaves” states, “child prostitution has risen 635 percent in the country, and dozens of Iranian girls are brought to Arab countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh to be sold as sex slaves every day. Most of these girls are raped within 24 hours of their departure, according to government officials. In Tehran, there are an estimated 84,000 women and girls in prostitution, many of them are on the streets, others are in the 250 brothels that reportedly operate in the City. ” It is an insidious problem, one that must be voiced and addressed and is relevant in the United States with so much unrest in the Middle East and the migration of immigrants coming to the United…show more content…
According to sex-crimes.laws.com the law is as follows: “Local jurisdictions such as counties and municipalities can add ordinances onto to existing statutes (state laws); depending on the nature of the states' own constitutions). Prostitution laws in the State of Nevada gave each county the liberty to decide on the legality of prostitution within the sovereign boundaries of their county. Currently in the state of Nevada, there are 9 out of 17 counties that have legalized prostitution with strict regulations. The governments of these counties charge large fees to brothel owners. They also stipulate that prostitutes in the legal brothels must be tested for sexually transmitted infection frequently. Unprotected sex is illegal in these brothels as well. Some Nevada county government left the question of prostitution up to the municipalities. In Clark County, whose largest city is Las Vegas, prostitution laws kept prostitution illegal within its borders. Prostitution outside of brothels is still illegal statewide but is considered a misdemeanor.” Is legalizing prostitution a healthier way to deal with the difficult of women selling their bodies? Research shows that 80% of the prostitutes wish they could get out of prostitution. The same research shows that 40% where former child prostitutes that were forced into the profession through trafficking and run-aways. Most of the children according
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