Prostitution Is The World 's Oldest Profession Essay

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“Prostitution is said to be the world’s oldest profession. It is, indeed, a model of all professional work; the worker relinquishes control over himself… in exchange for money. Because of this passivity it entails, this is a difficult and, for many, a distasteful role.” (Szasz) Prostitution is accompanied with criminalization and the stigma of impurity and danger. “The National Task Force on Prostitution suggests that over one million people in the US have worked as prostitutes (3).” (Toth) Through time it has been attempted to be eradicated from existence to no avail. The government has worked on behalf of society for its protection against an evil by placing laws that would terminate it. For centuries only the unfit aspects of prostitution have been brought to light while the benefits of the legalization of prostitution have been overlooked. The legalization of prostitution in society has many benefits that overshadow their opposition. It is for the greater good of society that prostitution came out of the shadows and be legalized.
The practice of prostitution is considered a sin from a religious position. It is deemed as an immoral act that taints the institution of marriage and opposed the word of God by the sale of the body for sexual pleasure. In Canada, in order to preserve the institute of marriage passed a law which in turn discriminated against the “impure.” (Abrol) Additionally, it is associated as a crime that promotes human trafficking and involves violence.

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