Why Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Topics: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Sex industry, Decriminalization, Prostitution in Nevada, Human sexuality / Pages: 8 (1910 words) / Published: Dec 1st, 2016
As the Danish government reopens the prostitution debate, there must be many recommendations on how to handle the act of selling sex. The act of selling sex, also known as prostitution, is noted to be one of the world's oldest profession, dating back to Ancient Rome. However, it has evolved into a multi-million dollar industry, even though it is illegal in the majority of the world. The Danish government should highly consider keeping prostitution legal because it would allow the government to collect money through taxes, protect marginalized and vulnerable groups, and help the stigma of being a sex worker. My recommendation for the legalization of prostitution would work similarly to that of the Amsterdam model, but with a few modifications. …show more content…
For him, prostitution was linked to sex worker and it was difficult to explore other reasoning for working in the sex industry as a prostitute without being coerced in one form or another. Even though human trafficking and prostitution and other forms of sex work are linked, not everyone who enters to sex industry is forced by other people to do so. He explained why their numbers on prostitution and trafficking has gone down, due to the criminalization of buyers. However, talking to other organizations in Sweden, it was shown that prostitution did not lessen, but the act of seeing prostitution on the street was diminished due to the influx of online prostitution through websites that hosted a multitude of advertisements for sex workers. The criminalization of buyers does not lessen prostitution, but it indirectly encourages it to grow and prosper in another area, one that is very difficult to manage and keep track of. It also does not protect the victims since their livelihood is seen as being deviant and as a …show more content…
In many of the visits and guest lectures we have had, it has been why prostitution is bad or why it is good; more people would say it is the former. Take for example, the visit to the Prostitution Information Center, where all the information we received was positive; she talked about the free choice women in the sex industry had in Amsterdam and how those working within the Red Light District worked there on their own volition. However, nothing is ever that simple. When listening to the lecture Maarten, from The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, he simplified what almost every industry is, especially that of the sex industry. He said that we have to take the good with the bad and that work industries, especially the sex industry, are never black and

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