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Legalizing Prostitution

Legalizing Prostitution

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Legalizing Prostitution: Protecting Human Rights, or Promoting Modern-Day Slavery?
---- ---------Core English 3 10th of April, 2012

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The World Goes Through Constant Revolution, Always Prostitution
“I have myself been told, half pityingly, half sneeringly - that for every one unhappy creature (prostitute) we rescue out of the streets two will be at once supplied to fill up the vacancy; that this "state of things" is a necessary social evil,” a quote from a letter written by an Englishman in 1
Legalizing Prostitution: Protecting Human Rights, or Promoting Modern-Day Slavery?
---- ---------Core English 3 10th of April, 2012

1

The World Goes Through Constant Revolution, Always Prostitution
“I have myself been told, half pityingly, half sneeringly - that for every one unhappy creature (prostitute) we rescue out of the streets two will be at once supplied to fill up the vacancy; that this "state of things" is a necessary social evil,” a quote from a letter written by an Englishman in 1

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Legalizing Prostitution:
 Protecting Human Rights, or Promoting Modern-Day Slavery?
---- -----------Core English 310
th
of April, 2012
 
1
The World Goes Through Constant Revolution, Always Prostitution
“I have myself been told, half pityingly, half sneeringly - that for every one unhappy creature(prostitute) we rescue out of the streets two will be at once supplied to fill up the vacancy; that this"state of things" is a necessary social evil,” a quote from a letter written by an Englishman in 1956regarding his views on prostitution (London Times).Prostitution is a highly controversial subject due to its personal and sexual nature, but preventing it from having legal status should not be based on in individual's moral beliefs – it should be decided upon with the consideration of the workers' rights and safety. There are two sides, pro-legalization and anti-legalization. Pro-legalization supports prostitution becoming legal in support oworkers, while anti-legalization advocates believe that prostitution should be kept illegal for thesupport of the workers, or the “victims” as seen by the anti-legalization supporters.The word “prostitution” strikes a chord with the majority of people. It falls into a categorywith 'suicide', 'rehab', and 'molestation' of things you just don't talk about. Men paying women for sexevokes images of 
 Pretty Woman
, the Vegas Strip, and political scandals. Prostitution is nothing new;for centuries, women have been utilizing the fact that there are men willing to pay for sex. It's a profession so deeply rooted in history that it has been claimed “the oldest profession in history”.Officers in the Scottish military used to purchase prostitutes for returning soldiers as “rewards” for their service (Macleod). For as long as there has been sex for pleasure, women have been selling it.
 Humanity’s Counterrevolution Due to Prostitution
Prostitution is seen as a dirty word, and people often feel that prostitutes are beneath everyoneelse. To onlookers, they're the scum on the sidewalk at night. To those who feel their profession
 
shouldn't be legal, prostitutes are young women who are being abused by the world around them. If this is grounds for keeping prostitution illegal, then we have to review the other jobs that exploit workers and abuse labor forces. In an article from the BBC, Jason Patrick points outthat people wear the clothes sewn by exploited workers in countries like Bangladesh. People protestto try and gain rights for these workers, but the same isn't done for job done by equally (if not more)exploited people. There are a stupendous number of jobs that require people to use and abuse their  bodies for a profit. Models are photographed on a daily basis and their faces are used to sell clothing, perfume, and food. Mine workers are risking their lives by digging under the earth to get to theminerals that their bosses want (Patrick). The main difference between prostitution and these other  jobs is that the government is there to protect the seamstresses and miners when they are treatedunfairly. If prostitution was legal it could be defended by the authorities and the large population of  prostitutes in America wouldn't be those unprotected, highly exploited workers.There are many legal things that are dangerous, unhealthy, and seen as unethical by some. Thecontaminants in cigarettes have been proven to cause many ailments – most of which lead to death.Alcohol is another substance known to cause physical and mental harm. It's sold next to the bottledsoda in convenience stores. These substances are directly related and proven to be the cause of debilitating problems people have. People driving down the road under the influence of alcohol aregoing to hurt a lot more people than some guy picking up a prostitute on the sidewalk. Still, alcoholand cigarettes are legal. They are legal, but they are highly regulated. Prostitution does have harmfuleffects, but with regulation and protection, some argue people would be making their own choicesinvolving prostitution.Every aspect of prostitution is perfectly legal. People are free to pay for whatever they choseto pay for. People can have consensual sex with whom ever they want to have sex with, when theywant to have sex with them, and how ever many times they want to have sex with them. There are no

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