The Legal And Social Implications Of Prostitution

1039 WordsMay 1, 20155 Pages
The legal and social implications of prostitution have been a topic of much concern over the past few decades. Although the issue has been heavily debated, a proper answer to its legalization or criminalization has not yet been defined in many countries throughout the world. While some view that “sex work” is a justifiable occupation that should be protected under human rights, others argue that it’s legalization would do more harm than good. According to the Health and Human Rights Journal (2014), the Russian Federation has little justification for its criminalization of sex work, and the vulnerability of sex worker’s demand for their protection under Human Rights. Although, both New York Times articles agree with the model for criminalizing the purchasing of “sex services” rather than the selling, Thrupkaew focuses on the need to provide basic social services for sex workers first (Thrupkaew 2012), while Flanagin argues to ensure that women and young girls do not become victims of this criminalization. Throughout the Health and Human Rights Journal, the author develops a premise against the Russian Federations criminalization of prostitution, more commonly referred to as sex work. It is crucially noted for full understanding that sex workers are “female, male and transgender adults and young people who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services” (Arps and Golichenko 2014). Arps and Golichenko declare that the vulnerable condition and discrimination of sex
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