Legalize Prostitution Essay

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Sex sells better than any commercial product. This world craves sex and would lose its mind without it, and because of that, so many people are being dragged and destroyed by prostitution. Sex has been up for sale since the 18th century BCE. It was considered something sacred with many shrines and temples dedicated to the practice. Now there are different types of prostitutes to suit the needs of any customer. Go to any urban city’s street-corner and a prostitute could be bought at a cheap rate. Go to the hotel downtown and there is an escort in the lobby. Go to a casino in Vegas and there’s one at the end of the blackjack table. But one thing that they all have in common- they are performing illegal actions. Prostitution is illegal in all …show more content…
Not only physically, but mentally too. In prostitution it is impossible to escape the dangers of violence. Women are faced with rape, verbal abuse, battering, obsession, and more on a regular basis. But the only difference between that and other violence is that money is being exchanged for it. Any law that has been passed to legalize prostitution has overlooked all of these terrible acts of violence towards women and focused more on a don’t ask, don’t tell type of policy. In the article, Fuchs shares the observations made by University of Nevada professors Barbara Brents and Kathryn Hausbeck concluded that “Brothel owners have a clear interest in maintaining their image as law-abiding, trouble-free businesses to keep their licenses and maintain good relations within their communities. The owners we interviewed ensure this by making it policy to call the police at the slightest hint of trouble to send a message that they don’t tolerate bad behavior…brothels offer the safest environment available for women to sell consensual sex acts for money.” This assumption based off of observation is overlooking the in-between man, the pimp/owners. It is trusting that a pimp is going to take into consideration the feelings of the prostitutes and help them to achieve the safest work experience and environment at the cost of their business. Why would making prostitution legal suddenly make gentlemen out of the pimps? That is taking a very naïve approach to the

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