Is prostitution a valid career?
There are some people who would dispute that prostitution is a valid career as they have a preconception that women have chosen to join the profession however that is not always the case. This belief that the majority of people have ignores the fact that these women were either forced or coerced into prostitution due to what could be circumstances that they were in for example poverty and addiction. Nine out of ten prostitutes have been physically abused as a child, half of the prostitutes have been sexually assaulted by a non-family member, and a 75% have issues with drugs.
These circumstances that those women have faced further remove of there being an actual choice to being a prostitute. Prostitution exploits the vulnerability a woman faces due to poverty, and these women will ultimately join prostitution as they think it will help them to get out poverty. Prostitution comes in place when a woman does not have a lot of other options to choose from to gain money.
Some people would argue that prostitution is sexual liberation for women and it should be treated as sex work. By calling prostitution sex work, they think it will add dignity and professionalism to prostitutes, but in actuality, prostitution is an institution of where the exploitation of women occurs.