Prostitution Should Be Illegal in Canada Essay

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In Canadian law, buying or selling sexual services within Canada is considered legal. However, this controversial topic has raised discussions between people because of the possibilities of illegal activities inside the world of prostitution. From reading the newspapers to hearing it on the television, we know nothing good ever comes out of prostitution because of the exposure to the risky businesses and dangerous people. Prostitutes engages in a number of dangerous harmful activities such as taking drugs, rape, emotional and physical abuse, and the worst case scenario is death. In this thesis paper, I’ll be discussing the main points and arguments as to why prostitution should have been illegal to begin with and why Canada should be up to par with countries such as the United States when it comes to their prostitution laws.

Women are forced into prostitution for numerous reasons. The unstable economy, the education required for certain jobs, high percentage of poverty, history of abusive childhood abuse, may have led women into prostitution. A number of poor women struggle to survive everyday in Vancouver Eastside, they sell their own body on the streets in exchange for cash. The Downtown Eastside of Vancouver is one of the popular areas to find street prostitutes, burglars, thefts, criminals, and more. It is known for being ‘Canada’s poorest postal code’, and for the selling and crime scenes of illegal drug use, sex trade, crimes, violence, and rough…