Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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Legalize Prostitution When it comes to the topic of prostitution, some of us will readily agree that it is harmful for men and women. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of should prostitution be legalized. Whereas some are convinced that women and men should be allowed to do what they please with their bodies and the legalization of prostitution would cause the decrease of STD’s and rapes. Others maintain that prostitution is not a mainstream job and can cause psychological issues. Though I concede that prostitution is not a mainstream job in the sense that there is no resemblance to another mainstream job that consists of using your body to exchange sex for money. I still insist that it should be legalized, because we are paying millions of dollars in taxes to arrest the prostitutes. Furthermore, it would help boost the economy, help bring awareness to sexuality in a sex positive matter, protect minors, decrease sexually transmitted infections, and rape cases. The first argument, I would like to approach is about how much the American people are paying in taxes. In the LA Times an article “Prostitution arrests cost $2,000 each, Studies find” by Laurie Becklund. She discusses the arrests for prostitution, and if the cost is too high to be able to keep affording prostitution to be illegal, she states “Law enforcement agencies in America 's biggest cities spend an average of about $2,000 for each arrest of a prostitute, which amounts to more…

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