The Human Rights Of Sex Workers Essay

1218 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 null Page
The International Board is requested to adopt a policy that seeks attainment of the highest possible protection of the human rights of sex workers, through measures that include the decriminalization of sex work performed by adults on adults. Choosing how one uses their body and to what ends should always be the choice of the owner of that body, using it for profit via sexual interaction is no exception. To prove that this choice has a positive outcome I will show that decriminalizing sexual acts for profit increases safety for workers, does not endanger anyone more so than they already are in this line of work, and that decriminalizing sexual work can actually improve the lives of those who are currently involved or may become so in the future.
The stereotypical sex worker as seen by the general public is a young man or woman who is under the influence of a supervisor commonly known as a pimp, these typologies will be used in the basis of my argument. The pimps role is making sure the workers in his charge are performing adequately, that they are being paid for their services, and making sure a percentage gets back to him for his oversight. This relationship can get complex resulting in the physical harm of the workers or clients at the hand of the supervisor should they deem the work or payments unsatisfactory. Additionally, should the client of the sex worker feel the need to harm the worker for either pleasure or to convey displeasure they may do so without the consent…

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