Criminalization Of Prostitution Essay
Such criminalization gains strength when this activity becomes associated with travestis and other non-heteronormative sexual behaviors; cisgendered female prostitutes are traditionally seen as victims of a larger system because they enact this transgressive sexual activity due to economic necessity (de Castro & Sá 2016:1). Travesti prostitutes, however, are doubly discriminated against for prostitution as well as for violating the sex and gender system.
Travesti prostitution is incredibly conceptually and behaviorally distinct in the way it subverts social and cultural conceptions of gender and sexuality. This subversion situates travesti prostitution in a