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Prostitution Should be Legal Referred to as the oldest profession prostitution has long been a problem which has provoked and disturbed Americans Kinsie 3 Prostitution is the performance of sexual acts solely for the purpose of material gain James NA Prostitution remains excepted and considered normal in some cultures No gender specifics exist for prostitutes but female prostitutes comprise the majority of prostitutes A person male and married characterizing the majority of prostitutes clients commonly referred to as a John Surprisingly but true US prostitutes work legally in some areas Prostitution is currently illegal in all 50 states Flowers 8 with the exception of 12 rural counties in Nevada A variety of different types of prostitutes exist streetwalkers call girls massage parlorbrothelin house prostitutes madams indentured sex slaves escort service prostitutes professional dominatrics homeless drug addicted and part time prostitutes Flowers 18 19 In 1995 approximately 95000 arrests were made 70 female prostitutes 20 male prostitutes and 10 customers mostly streetwalkers a misdemeanor typically resulting in a fine occasionally a 30-day jail term More importantly than numbers what motivates one to choose a career of prostitution Perhaps persuasion coercion abuse addiction or poor conditionslifestyle and the financial lure Legalizing prostitution ensures regulation and taxation allowing the police to deal with more violent crimes and reduce the abuse of prostitutes by Pimps There remain many reasons why one may favor the illegal status of prostitution Some see the profession as exploitive to women a form of sexual slavery Abraham 1 Feminists claim that prostitution reinforces the status that women represent objects undoing the prevails of women in the past Yet still many believe in neo-Victorism a condescending belief that prostitutes are unaware of their action and need someone with more education to protect them Abraham
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