Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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Should Prostitution be legalized? Prostitution is defined as the engaging in, or agreeing to engage in, sexual conduct for a fee. Women are pushed into entering prostitution for many reasons including lack of education, poverty, and personal choice. Prostitution is currently illegal, but there is much controversy surrounding this issue. Picture in your mind this scenario: Jane is a 26 year old single woman who makes her living working the streets as a prostitute. She is clean, and is tested regularly for diseases. Jane is standing on the street, dressed promiscuously. Within minutes she is picked up by John, a lonely single man looking for a quick fix. She rides with him to a nearby hotel and they engage in sexual activity. When they…show more content…
The strongest argument against prostitution is the immortality of the profession. Yes I said profession, because no matter how people see this act whether they think of it as a nasty, dirty way to disrespect your body it was still a job where these women made money. It has been spoken that there is no issue with a woman or a man being a stripper or how most like to call it a performer or exotic dancer, so why have such a major conflict with a prostitute. Even though a prostitute is performing sexual acts unlike a stripper both parties are still getting paid for doing something that they as an individual choose to do. So why make a big fuss about someone choosing to do what they want to with their own body. Take 23 year old crystal for example: growing up in a household that had barely any money and parents who stayed strung out on drugs. When crystal turned 18 she moved out and moved in with a boyfriend. She became a female dancer at a club called Dixie’s. Her boyfriend had no idea that every night when she was supposed to go out with the girls that she was really out making money showing her body off to other men. The money that crystal was making becomes so good that she began doing favors for some wealthy business men who were regulars at the club. One favor became two; two became three until crystal was being sexually active with three of the men from her club. By now
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