Should Prostitution Be Legal Debate

The limited scope of sex education in schools clearly shows that sex is considered taboo in countries like India. And in a social and cultural context that makes sex taboo, legalizing sex work is almost blasphemous. This taboo feeds on persistent homophobia and transphobia. For example, Article 377, which decriminalized homosexuality in India, is still not fully implemented. Despite India`s rich historical heritage of women`s emancipation and empowerment, dating back to ancient and medieval Buddhist literature celebrating prostitutes becoming monks (amrapali), the inherent notion behind sex work inspires widespread disgust and disgust. The Netherlands legalized prostitution in the 20th century as part of a gedoogbeleid (policy of tolerance). This policy was adopted in the belief that it would reduce harm to those involved and others. The government considers that the prohibition of prostitution is counterproductive and must therefore be regulated. This reasoning also applied to drugs. If Britain legalized prostitution, the legalization of drugs would be a logical necessity. Since the reasoning behind both systems is the same; “They may be morally undesirable, but we need to regulate them to reduce the damage.” We cannot take one side of the stick without the other.

Therefore, it would be desirable to keep both illegal, as too many people would be morally offended if both of these morally reprehensible acts were legalized. Prostitution is morally reprehensible. Reducing sex to a financial transaction undermines normal human relationships, marriage and family. In countries where prostitution has been legalized and taxed, the state has effectively become a pimp. The immorality of sex trafficking has been recognized throughout history and its illegality is essential to protect the sanctity of society`s fundamental values. Prostitution is an affront to the followers of the world`s major religions. If prostitution were legalized, attempts would be made to control the trade. Those who prostitute themselves would be in a safer environment and measures could be taken to control those who enter the store. It would also mean that more action could be taken if acts of violence or misconduct, such as non-payment, could be monitored and prosecuted if necessary. The problem of a high concentration of “sex tourists” in a small number of destinations will disappear once more countries legalize prostitution. Supporting this motion will therefore reduce the problem of sex tourism. So what happens when you take this massive underground economy and decriminalize it? Nevada could give a clue.

Brothels are legal in some counties. Although the law, by its very existence, “exists to protect women,” it completely fails to do so; Since prostitution is an unregulated black market business that takes place on street corners and behind closed doors, women who engage in this trade are much more vulnerable than if they were operating from a licensed location. Such a place may have security, panic buttons, etc. Women would not be in danger because of pavement/pavement caterpillars, such as the Ipswich truck driver who murdered several prostitutes after picking them up from poorly lit side streets. Much of the abuse these women suffer comes from pimps who exploit them and keep them addicted to drugs to keep them completely addicted. Women would be freed from this bondage and would have much better access to counselling and social services. The industry could be taxed with income reinvested in improving the working environment. One could highlight the innovative lobbying of the United Nations by Cambodian prostitutes for the decriminalization of their trade and the right to work; [[]] Keeping this vast and inevitable illegal industry on principle is a narrow-minded and obviously counterproductive approach.

The first process of legalizing prostitution in Germany began in the 1980s, when in 1993, Altink (1995) found that 75% of prostitutes in Germany were foreigners from Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and other South American countries. When Germany was reunified, the Budapest Group estimated (1999) that 8,000 women out of 10,000 deported to Germany came from Central and Eastern European countries. The large number of women trafficked to Germany only highlights the single problem of legalizing prostitution. Sex work is illegal in much of the United States, but the debate over whether it should be decriminalized is intensifying. To prove this, researchers at the London School of Economics conducted a quantitative empirical analysis of more than 150 different countries and their prostitution policies. Their study found that “the economies of scale of legalizing prostitution lead to an expansion of the prostitution market and thus an increase in human trafficking.” On average, countries where prostitution is legalized experience a higher influx of human trafficking. [1] Opponents argue that legalizing prostitution would lead to an increase in sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, global trafficking, and violent crimes, including rape and murder. They argue that prostitution is inherently immoral and commercially exploitative, reinforces the criminal underworld, and fosters the oppression of women by men.

When she was a teenager, Lloyd sold sex in Germany, where it`s legal. But she says it didn`t make it any less brutal for her. Legalizing and regulating prostitution will make life safer for sex workers and help crush the pimps and trafficking gangs they exploit. Traffickers thrive because the sex trade is driven underground. Legalize it, and they will disappear. Prostitutes will feel safer when they no longer fear prosecution. Police will be able to focus their resources on fighting the real bad guys – the criminal gangs that exploit sex workers. The experiences of countries such as Nevada, Switzerland and New Zealand show that legalized and regulated prostitution works. The legalization or decriminalization of prostitution will only increase cases of sex trafficking. One of the reasons prostitution is legalized in the Netherlands is that it will help reduce the exploitation of desperate immigrant women trafficked for prostitution in the country.

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