November 24, 2014
To Be or Not To Be..?
The issue of whether we should legalize prostitution is widely debated. However, making prostitution legal could potentially provide and improve public health, these "prostitutes" would have free choice to have sex for money or not. Also, it could reduce sex crimes or pimp/gang violence. Though, these reasons are valid, prostitution, no matter what the case is, harms those in it.
First, legalizing prostitution would not only improve public health by regulating policies such as STD testing but would provide a safer process to safe sex. Prostitution is not the main cause of STDs. This disease is caused by unsafe sex and has little to do with the actual sex industry. As a society, we should be worried about every woman's access to encounter
health care. In addition, the emotional stress of prostitutes who confront violence and exploitation from pimps, may lead to poor physical health. Protecting the public health has always been a major reason for the legal and social control over prostitution. America has a long history of blaming prostitutes for the epidemic of the disease. Which is not the case. Secondly, in the United States, it is estimated that if prostitution were legalized, the rape rate would decrease. Women's equality requires that all women should be free from sexual exploitation. This theory cannot remove rape. When prostitutiom within itself is bought rape. Some say the needed step to prevent rape is to legalize prostitution so that you see these sex workers are adults and have not been forced. But how would anyone know if the woman is
forced or this is her choice? As a result, by legalizing this you are also agreeing to using women and children as merchandise.
Lastly, individuals (in this case prostitutes) have the right to do whatever they want with their ...
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