Legalizing Prostitution: Rhetorical Analysis

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According to Mike Epps, prostitution should not be legalized because it serves no purpose. He is wrong. There are good benefits to legalizing prostitution. Economic gain, lowering contraction of STD’s, and lowering sexual assault against women. Mike Epps believes in his choice against the legalization of prostitution. First, Mike thinks that legalizing prostitution brings with it no economic gain. He says legalizing prostitution will take away the appeal of the act as it will be accepted and not seen as some taboo thing. Therefore, less people will spend their money on it and this will cause an economic drought in the legal prostitute industry. Second, Mr. Epps says that legalizing prostitution with cause a spread in STD’s. He believes that prostitutes are used to have unprotected sex and legalizing the act won’t …show more content…
Mr. Epps stated that because prostitutes have been known to practice unprotected sex they will continue to do it in legal brothels. Therefore, more STD’s will be shared between client and prostitute. Mr. Epps is guilt of a slippery slope fallacy in his assumption. Mr. Epps has no clue what will happen if prostitutes find work in legal brothels. So, he does know how the situation involving STD’s could/would be handled. CNN surveyed legal brothels across Nevada and found that, “Brothels cannot employ prostitutes until test results do not show the presence of infectious diseases,” also that, “monthly blood testing is required for HIV and syphilis and patrons must use condoms.” (CNN 2016). So, in the guinea pig scenario that these Nevada brothels are currently in, prevention of STD’s is very serious. They would stop at nothing to see a clean environment for both the patron and the prostitute. One could think that if these brothels are able to maintain clean prostitutes than government regulated brothels could do the same

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