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 of workers, 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
, 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