Prostitution has been a part of our world's culture since the beginning of time, and is the world's oldest profession. Prostitution is defined by the Webster dictionary as “the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money.” If prostitution were legalized, there would a reduction in sex crimes, American citizens would have the freedom to choose any profession within the sex industry and it would provide economic benefits for the local and federal governments, as well as the population.
Many believe the illegalization of prostitution today to be an antiquated view of the trade, and want to see it legalized. However, prostitution should not see legalization due to it will promote more sexual unacceptable activities such as child prostitution, expand the sex trafficking trade, and escalate poor treatment to those in the trade.
1.) Two reasons to decriminalize sex work are for human rights and to lower STI prevalence. Maxine Duggan shared her thoughts, stating that women should have basic human rights to have any job they want and that if she chooses to be a sex worker then that is her basic human right to be that. Another reason is that it will lower STIs. When FSWs and MSWs have to hide form the government, then there is little regulation of sexual safety which can cause the spread of STIs. But if there was regulation, then there can be laws that protect the sex worker and the client from various forms of STIs.
Despite being multi facet in its proposal the Bill countenance opposition by the sex agencies Scarlett Alliance and the Australian Sex Party. The sex worker organisation Sacrelt Alliance presented a submission and argued that the Western Australian Prostitution Bill 2011 is not a practical model of sex trade regulation for WA, as it will create potential hurdle to the laws itself and at considerable cost to the taxpayer Scarlet Alliance (2010).
First, some argue saying that the government should not be able to make laws against women and their uses of their bodies. For example, a debate was started online on Debate.org, arguing the legalization of prostitution. One man by the name of Nine Nathaniel 43, stated, “Prostitution should be legalized, so that willing women could make money. We waste money prosecuting men and women that are engaging in consensual sexual activity. They are not harming anyone. I also feel it would be safer for prostitutes. If prostitution were legal, then there wouldn't be a need for pimps, because women could market themselves, without fear of repercussions.” For this reason, I believe that prostitution would be much more dangerous for women involved in it. If pimps or traffickers were to realize that they no longer could earn money from a woman because she can go market herself, they will do their best to make sure she stays with him, involving more aggression and control from the trafficker. Along with this, some people make the statement that if prostitution were to be legalized in the United States, then rape and other crimes involving sex would decrease. For example, Kirby R. Cundiff, clearly stated that,” It is estimated that if prostitution were legalized in the United
I don't find legalizing prostitution too bad, there are several ways that it can have a positive effect on the country. If prostitution were to be legalized it would reduce the rate of kidnapping, several girls are kidnapped by people trying to make money because prostitution makes a lot of money. It would bring in a big amount of money to the economy worldwide prostitution brings in $186 billion. Countries with legal prostitution say that since legalizing prostitution the crime rates went down. I learned that there are a numerous amount of countries in the world that have prostitution legalized. While I don't find legalizing prostitution too bad I would not want my daughter to earn a living from having sexual intercourse. I believe that sexual intercourse is something that you do with a person you truly love. Sexual intercourse is just to make babies in the time we live sexual intercourse is done as a sort of pleasure. Some women have to become prostitutes because of what is going on in their lives. Women who are poor tend to become prostitutes because they are in desperate need for money, the quickest way to make money is to use something that they have and don't need to pay for to start making money. Homeless women and drug addicts also often resort to prostitution for a way to get quick cash to get back on their feet or to get their fix. In third world countries prostitution is the only way these women know. A large amount girls are being kidnapped at a young age and forced to be sex slaves against their will. Like everything in the world prostitution has its yin &
Releasing laws on prostitution … specifically, legalizing this area of the sex industry, will create a profound impact on society. While halotry (as it was once commonly called) has its detractors and negative connotations, the benefits outway the problems society consistently point out. Society at large questions the merits of legalizing prostitution, when in fact there are several advantages legalization could create. At a minimum, legalizing harlotry will make the job significantly safer and keep sex workers and clientele healthier. By placing a public and government spot-light on prostitution, the public can expect to see less violence, for fear of prosecution and fines. If the government and or an organization stays on top of the work prostitutes do, there’s a likely chance sexually transmitted diseases will decrease; human trafficking and illegal children in relation to prostitution will also diminish. On an even higher note, this “new” occupation will assist in dropping unemployment and benefit the economy, tax payers, and government. While there are certainly strong points as to why legalizing prostitution is wrong and unorthodox, there’s powerful evidence that supports the concept of legalization. For instance, if one looks at the history of prostitution, they’ll learn how long prostitutes have been around and how they were all but welcomed and accepted in older societies! Existing laws on harlotry, pertaining to the majority of the U.S, must be converted; not only
More resources need to be put towards making sure businesses and sex workers are keeping up to date with their licenses. For example, an agency could be developed to monitor prostitution. Additionally, these businesses need to be held accountable to worker rights just as any other business.
If sex work is not going to disappear anytime soon, anyone who cares about the health and safety of sex workers – not to mention their rights – should support moves to make it a fully legal industry. That is what most sex workers want as well.
Although I understand the perspective of the critics, I do not believe criminalization of purchasing sex would further put women at risk. The risk will continue to exist with or without the laws in place. In places where sex work has been completely decriminalized, there are many regulations in place. These regulations are necessary and are in place to protect the workers. Sex workers are not allowed to freely sell sex on the streets; rather the transactions must be made in specific places and under specific conditions. These conditions are not ideal for every “john” or sex worker therefore the underworld of purchasing sex will continue to exist. There will still be individuals seeking to have sexual encounters outside of regulations of age requirements, condom usage, location, and security.
Legalizing prostitution would be beneficial to the government and sex workers by creating tax revenue, bettering medical care, and protecting prostitutes against violence. Prostitution is viewed differently throughout society and holds a lot of negative opinions but no one really discuss’ the benefits of prostitution being legalized throughout America. Many people believe in legalizing Marijuana not knowing its positivity and negativity. When legalizing prostitution you should look at the overall impact and the influence it would have on the government. Legalizing prostitution could generate more tax revenue in the government, protect prostitutes from harm and also lower STD and health risks.
The Sex Industry may need to look at New Zeeland’s example, where the sex workers can rent a home to do their business. It's a safer solution and provides a safer environment for the industry. This simple change may help reduce crime. Law makers should involve the sex workers to achieve better and safer laws to protect them and the whole Sex Industry. “If they didn't search for the girls, there wouldn't be any girls.” (Where is Justice?) No matter what the solution may be, this industry has been around for thousands of years and the desire for unlawful sex and prostitution will most likely not diminish in the near
I believe pushing lawmakers towards the legalization of this profession would be beneficial to sex workers. However, many may argue about the downsides such as human trafficking and child prostitution. This does not affect my view because if this profession is to be legal one could find, address, and reduce or hopefully eradicate these problematic issues.
Do you agree that sex work is functional and serves an important role in our society? I believe sex work is functional. There has been much debate about whether sex work is beneficial or is immoral and degrading. Others claim that sex work like prostitution is demeaning to women and that sex is a private and meaningful act that should only be done by committed partners. Let’s be honest, every women in this world is not made to have a 9-5 job. Some women just enjoy the abundance of attention from men. Some women enjoy the nightlife and being able to sleep through the day and work throughout the night. Some dancers even have a daytime job and only dance for extra income because they have the free time at night. I think sex work like prostitution, exotic dancing, and even sexualized businesses like Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt are just another way to make money. I don’t believe that you should be frowned upon for enjoying sex with one or multiple partners or for using your body as a stepping stool. In America, sex is already overly publicized and women are sexualized even without being involved in sex work. I don’t see where it should be wrong for a woman to voluntarily feed into the means that men already bring forth. Criminalizing either the sale or purchase of sexual services puts sex workers at greater risk of abuse by driving sex work underground. Criminalization makes it harder for sex workers to access health services, safely negotiate with clients, and carry
Countries around the world have had trouble finding a way to police prostitution that makes everyone happy. The truth of it is, there probably is no way that can make everyone happy. There can, however, be a way to give everyone the opportunity to do what they want with their lives and not infringe on the rights and wants of other people. Prostitution is an ugly business, but indoor prostitution should be legalized due to its becoming safer and its new history of making considerable amounts of money for countries which regulate it.