The Negative Effects Of The Legalization Of Prostitution

993 Words May 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Shea Pedro
May 9, 2016
ENG2D1-06
Mrs. Galati
The Negative Effects of the Legalization of Prostitution in Canada
Prostitution is an excuse for someone to degrade someone else 's body and exploit them. In the alleged business of prostitution, a man usually pays a women in exchange for sex. By legalizing prostitution and taking away the legal barriers, the morals and principles of people are challenged. Therefore many people may believe it is acceptable to take advantage of vulnerable women in exchange for money, treating them like sexual merchandise. Most women involved in prostitution regret their decision of their involvement but have no way of leaving. A continuous supply of trauma and abuse victims is what the industry of prostitution thrives and is dependant upon. Women involved in prostitution are constantly being put at risk for violence, robbery, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancy. Prostitution should not be legalized in Canada because it will increase child prostitution, expand the commercial sex industry and human trafficking, and compromise the safety of prostitutes.
Firstly, by legalizing prostitution in Canada the safety of children will be put at risk. The industry would expand, and to meet demands of the clients, procurers would have to recruit more children and women. In Canada, 10 to 12 percent of all prostitutes are children (Lambrick, Melanie, Renneboog par. 1). There are children that are selling their bodies in Canada just to survive.…
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