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The two sides of the arguments on the legalization of prostitution

Member since June 7, 2014 29 Posts Age 24 Image copyrights: About 20 feet in front of me was a woman. Probably in her late 40s, this plump woman was eyeing both sides of the road suspiciously, walking backwards and forwards on nervous feet. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day.

  • Are prostitutes in Mexico City free to travel to Los Angeles and become prostitutes?
  • As I have argued before, the fact that prostitution is illegal does not mean that it is eliminated in the society, but at least the propensity is restricted to a certain extent, which would basically mean lower numbers of STD incidents;
  • This is largely in fear of punishment and public humiliation;
  • It is good to know that legislations has discouraged people from engaging in a potentially harmful and non-advisable activity;
  • Prostitution is an illegal profession in Sri Lanka.

Later when I heard my friends talking about seeing this same woman did I get to know that she was a sex worker who could be seen frequently in the area.

Prostitution is an illegal profession in Sri Lanka.

To be frank, it is regarded as a social menace, let alone a profession. It is safe to say that the legal, religious and social barriers have resulted in developing a sense of detest towards prostitution and also an inherent aversion of getting involved in or practising the same. This is largely in fear of punishment and public humiliation. It is good to know that legislations has discouraged people from engaging in a potentially harmful and non-advisable activity.

Legalising prostitution: the two sides of the argument

Unfortunately, every law has its drawback; while causing disinclination, it also causes inclination to do things on the sly. Sadly, the ground realities are almost always ignored. In many occasions, the young women who are arrested in the raids in Colombo are from remote villages in many parts of the island.

  1. To be frank, it is regarded as a social menace, let alone a profession.
  2. Governments should not set moral standards on prostitution Alison J. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day.
  3. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day.

Many factors are at play, which facilitates this rather inhumane yet ubiquitous process. Lack of knowledge and exposure of the rural youth and lack of decent employment opportunities forces them to resort to this seemingly lucrative although illegal activity. What really happens is that they are physically exploited, to be eventually shunned and ostracized in the society.

Therefore legalising prostitution would mean that this whole process is encouraged. As such, it should aim to prevent innocent youth groups from being forced into this activity against their will. The profession would also become a good boost for the GDP and arguably a plus point for the tourism industry.

Another vital factor that should be considered is the spreading of STDs. As I have argued before, the fact that prostitution is illegal does not mean that it is eliminated in the society, but at least the propensity is restricted to a certain extent, which would basically mean lower numbers of STD incidents.

In the Sri Lankan society, will a sex worker ever be recognised as a professional? Therefore are we creating yet another bubble of societal awkwardness?

Legalising prostitution: the two sides of the argument

As with many other issues, the female gender is associated in a discriminating manner, and the back-flush effect brings about the projection of quite a wrong image in the eyes of an outsider. In a largely patriarchal society where men are responsible for all things virtuous and women are the root of all evil, this makes things worse. After all, we are a democracy.