The Legalization Of Prostitution Throughout The United States

1433 Words Oct 24th, 2016 6 Pages
The legalization of prostitution in the United States would make the profession safer, more profitable and more socially acceptable for all parties involved. Often dubbed “the world’s oldest profession”, prostitution is nothing more than a manual labor job that has been wrongfully stigmatized by society as iniquitous. The stereotyping of prostitution, otherwise known as escorting, only perpetuates the risqué, unsafe, and shameful conditions of said act.
Escorting in the United States is currently unhealthful and dangerous. The legalization of prostitution nationwide would drastically increase the safety of the individual prostitutes by reducing violent crime and rape as well as reduce the transfer of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). Prostitution Research and Education, a credible source of information regarding prostitution, reports that 70 to 95 percent of escorts have been physically assaulted, 60 percent to 75 percent have been raped and 20 percent of all prostitutes have some form of an STI, not including HIV or AIDS. However, a study by Barbara Brents and Kathryn Hausbeck of the University of Nevada shows the positive effects of legalizing escorting in a sample size – that is, Nevada. Brents and Hausbeck, after voracious and insatiable data collection, found that “brothels offer the safest environment available for women to sell consensual sex acts for money” (Brents and Hausbeck 289). This is due to the higher regulation a government accredited business can…

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