The Pros And Cons Of Prostitution

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A stigma refers to an idea surrounding someone’s particular circumstance that has a mark of disgrace associated with it. There is a stigma surrounding mental illness, same-sex relationships, and very heavily there is one surrounding prostitution. It is seen as a job that the desperate and destitute flock to, it takes place in seedy underbellies and involves corrupt pimps preying on adolescent girls. This viewpoint is hyperbolic stems from perhaps well-intentioned but uninformed others. Like any line of work, prostitution has its downsides and its corrupt sides, but it also has its benefits, benefits that are made scarcer when someone adopts the view that prostitution should be policed. Those involved in the sex trade argue that the policing of prostitution stems from a desire to know and control others deviant behavior and it creates more danger for those involved in the trade.
The biggest misconception of sex work is that it is something you must be forced into. This is mostly to do with the statistics of trafficking getting mixed up with prostitution. Trafficking involves the “recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/ or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person” (Government of Canada: Department of Justice). Prostitution is defined as “the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.” (Merriam-Webster dictionary). The main and utmost important difference is that in

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