Prostitution Should Be Legal

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Canada is known as a liberal-learning, forward-looking nation all over the world and its unstoppable promotion of gender equality is renowned in all parts of the world; however, the Canadian prostitution laws fails to show these Canadian distinctions as the laws show an antiquated view of the issue of prostitution. Prostitution has long been called “the world’s oldest profession.”(“Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” http://en.wikipedia.org/) For as long as two thousands year ago, evidence can be found of males and females selling sex as a business (“Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” http://en.wikipedia.org/). Prostitution is no different than any other service that we pay to receive. . Also, it is already legal in many counties, such as Denmark, Singapore, Netherlands, and a part of the United States (this isn’t really evidence on its own...what if it’s legal and terrible in those places) (“Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” http://en.wikipedia.org/). Yet in Canada, a country where we claim to be very accepting and open-minded, prostitution is an illegal act that result in many serious issues. It is time to make it legal. If Canada were to legalize prostitution, the HIV virus would be in better control and we could even decrease the number of the infected. The “Canadian Prostitution Laws” can be changed to require condoms, strict, regular health checks and HIV testing. One great example of decreasing HIV from legalizing prostitution is in Nevada. Since mandatory HIV tests began in 1986, no prostitute from a brothel has ever tested positive for HIV ("Legal Prostitution in Nevada". about.com.). This is good for customers because brothel owners can be held liable if any of their customers become HIV positive. The “Canadian Prostitution Laws” that are present right now and how they are utilized push sex workers into situations that put their health at risk by possibly exposing themselves to the HIV virus. Since prostitution should be treated like any other consensual,...
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