Should Prostitution Be Legalized in Thailand?

2761 WordsFeb 17, 201112 Pages
Should prostitution in Thailand be legalized? Attention Getter: 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 finish, John hands Jane one hundred dollars and he takes her back to the corner where she had been picked up a few hours earlier. Immoral as some may see it, this was a victimless crime. No one was injured, hurt or put in danger, not until she is walking back to her car and is…show more content…
In many countries it is illegal. It is also known to be the oldest profession and claimed to have started ever since the start of civilization. However how demeaning it may look, several countries have it legalized, showing the world that instead of ignoring the problem it is best to solve it by legalizing it. At the moment Prostitution is legal in the following countries Argentina Armenia Canada Denmark France Germany Greece Indonesia and many more (Transition - Now moving on to figuring out why prostitution is so prevalent in Thailand) We see that there are two basic reasons to why Thai women turn towards prostitution. The first reason being: Financial gain Most of the Women who turn into prostitution don't have the financial ability to take care of themselves. They believe that, by selling sexual service is an easy way to make money. And many do believe that, prostitutes end up with a lot of money. According to a United Nations report issued in 2000, Thailand has 9.8 million poor people, 5.8 million ultra poor people and 3.4 million almost poor people. The total figure is 19 million, or 29.9% of the population, and is concentrated in provinces along the borders in the West, North, and Northeast regions. While poverty is on the rise, people turn to

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