Sexual Taboos And Its Effects On Society

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The drastic evolution of mankind in just a few decades mimics the transformation of a snake when it sheds its skin, rustling and bustling with action after its external alteration. In addition, the fear associated with sexual taboos was once synonymous with how one would quiver in the presence of a snake. Slowly retreating in dread, every vein in the body flooding with adrenaline and mixed emotions. In the company of the unfamiliar, the coward would turn his or her head and run. On the other hand, the inquisitive and open-minded would study the creature and come to his or her own conclusions. Similar to the questionable snake, the topic of sexual taboos has been disregarded for as long as it existed. However, with the changing times, the…show more content…
In return, they value and respect the decisions and lifestyles of others. This mindset correspondingly applies in the debate on whether sex work is an immoral act and if it is a human right or not. It is understood that a job is a job and does not define the worth of a human being. The New York Times website hosted a debate dedicated to the question of whether prostitution should be a crime. One of the debaters, named Gillian Abel commented, “Exploitation is present in other occupations, as well. It is not unique to sex work” (Abel and Taina 11). As it is required in any other career, a person must dedicate his or her body and time to their work, however oppressive or tiresome it may be. With the difficulties linked to this problematic financial period we are experiencing as a society, more people are coming to understand why some may find this line of work as their only option when little federal assistance is being offered. Hence, those who work in prostitution and other sex work should be presented with human rights and legal support when needed.
The majority of today’s society who are educated in the situation concerning prostitution and sex work can agree that the men and women who voluntarily choose this line of work should not be criminalized. As a matter of fact, “[s]ex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world. In many countries, they are threatened with a whole host of abuses, including rape,
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