Singer's Argument: The Case For Legalizing Sex Work

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Argument: The Case for Legalizing Sex Work The main conclusion of this argument is: governments should repeal laws criminalizing the exchange of sex for money by consenting adults. Sub Argument (a) 1. When sex work is illegal, it is much riskier for sex workers to complain to authorities when they are enslaved, beaten or cheated. 2. When sex work is illegal, sex workers are not covered by standard features of the labour market including insurance, occupational health and safety measures and rules of fair trading > Legalizing sex work will improve health and safety of sex workers. Evaluation of Sub Argument (a) Premise (1) is true as sex workers do face the risk of being arrested or not taken seriously and are thus less likely to report…show more content…
Since sub-arguments (a), (b) and (c) are unsound, the premises are not established. Therefore, Singer’s argument is unsound. References Gaedtke, F., & Parameswaran, G. (2013, January 19). Nat Purwa: Where prostitution is a tradition. Retrieved from Al Jazeera: Michels, S. (2007, October 31). Philly Judge Criticized for Rape Decision. Retrieved from ABC NEWS: Resnick, B. (2012, March 23). Living Cadavers: How the Poor Are Tricked Into Selling Their Organs. Retrieved from The Atlantic: Terres des Hommes. (2004, May). ‘Kids as Commodities? Child Trafficking and What to Do About It. Retrieved from Chapter 4 Why children are available for traffickers : World Health Organisation. (2005, August). Report of the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Retrieved from World Health Organisation:

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