Prostitution In Canada Article Analysis

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The Wikipedia article that I chose to edit is the article titled Prostitution in Canada (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Canada). This topic directly relates to my group’s activism campaign because we discussed the stigma against sex workers in Canada and focused primarily on street work/prostitution. The article discusses the background and history of prostitution in Canada, including what is considered prostitution in Canada and the laws surrounding the topic and how they have evolved over time. The article also discusses the demographics and statistics of prostitution, public opinion, and social movements. Furthermore, the Wikipedia page also ha several sections devoted to issues surrounding prostitution, including different …show more content…
It states that those who are against prostitution believe that it is exploitive and an inappropriate part of society. However, there are many other reasons that 55% of Canada’s population believes that prostitution is morally wrong, which the article does not explain . Many people also believe that prostitution is immoral, disgusting, harmful to both women and society, and contributes to the use and sale of harmful drugs such as crack cocaine . The article says that those who are advocating for the decriminalization of prostitution do so because they “view prostitution as a transaction between consenting adults or they believe prohibition encourages the exploitation of sex workers by denying them legal and regulatory protections” . The article leaves out a key point in the argument for the decriminalization of prostitution, which is that by decriminalizing it, women who are prostitutes will be safer while working on the streets and will be less likely to be a victim of a violent crime . The article also forgets to mention the option of legalizing prostitution in Canada, which could lead to a reduction of organized crime, it could be taxed by the government, leading to economic …show more content…
There are many different types of sex work in addition to street work. Services can include escort services, cam models, phone sex operators, and massage parlors. An escort is typically a woman whose time and companionship can be purchased. This is different from street prostitution, because usually, an escort works for a large agency, and there are more regulations and safety precautions taken. Cam models and phone sex operators usually work for an online company, and often work from their own home. This is one of the safest types of sex work, as there is no physical interaction with clients, and synonym names are often used to protect the worker’s privacy. A massage parlor is typically a company that advertises themselves as a massage parlor, but provide hand relief, oral sex, or sexual intercourse. The company is legally not allowed to advertise that they offer sexual services. Each job has different pros and cons, and can appeal to different people for a variety of different

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