Should prostitution be legalized?
People who advocate for the legalization of prostitution are not the actual prostitutes themselves but the pimps who profit from this. Once prostitution becomes a legitimate business, then pimps can disguise unlawful sex acts as legal and women will still face stigma and abuse. By legalizing prostitution, there would be an increase in demand which will promote sex trafficking, the increase in sex trafficking is directly contributed to men’s access to women. Where prostitution is legal, the sex industry tends to be bigger which will need an increase of female prostitutes; this attracts traffickers where the would exploit women for economic gain. The Dutch government had to shut 2/3 of its legal brothels as it could not regulate traffickers or other crimes.
Prostitution is not liberating as in most cases women need to perform sexual acts for men and not for themselves as some people believed. Women are told to disassociate their mind while performing sexual acts, in the long term this can have a bad effect on women as it can deteriorate a women’s sexuality. Women who work in this industry are defined as the most raped class of females in the world. Prostitution is the keystone of rape culture. Women are made to do acts which are often degrading, unwelcomed and embarrassing. 32% of prostitutes have been upset over what the client wanted them to do after them seeing pornography. “What rape is to others, it is normal to us,” a prostitute woman explained.