Persuasive Essay About Prostitution

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Prostitution is known as the world’s oldest profession and has been around for centuries. “Throughout the Bible, prostitutes played greater or lesser roles in many stories, from Delilah to Mary Magdalene. Prostitution has been in existence for millennia, going back to the Byzantine, Roman, Greek, and Egyptian empires” (Goldman, 2012). Prostitution can also be seen in present day Pahrump, Nevada. However, despite being the world’s oldest profession prostitution is still illegal in most of the United States, but why? The number of active prostitutes in America is difficult to establish due to the sheer fact that sex workers are forced to conceal their work, but the number is estimated to be around 250,000 to 350,000 and even goes as high as 1.3…show more content…
Numerous reports are pointing to the fact that if countries would legitimize prostitution than human trafficking among the sex trade would go down. In an article written by Gail M. Deady and published in the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice she writes; “if preventing women from being forced into prostitution and combating sex trafficking are legitimate goals of the United States government, a new and creative solution to the problem must be developed. By decriminalizing prostitution, the United States would be better able to achieve the goals set out in the TVPA: preventing women from being forced into prostitution against their will and finding current victims of sex trafficking” (Deady, 2011). However, there are several case studies out there that argue the point that legalizing prostitution raises the level of human trafficking but, for this finding seems to defy common knowledge. Why would the average person have sex with someone on the street if they could go to a legal place of business that takes all the necessary steps to provide a safe, clean, and pleasurable environment? For example, “In Germany, you will still pay a lot for high-quality service. But the days of paying more than 15 Euros for sex from someone who clearly doesn’t want to be there are over” (Reisenwitz, 2014). This statement is true for many other countries with legalized

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