Prostitution Essay by Master Researcher

This essay looks at prostitution and the social relationship that is in involved in this 'transaction'.
# 84518 | 2,025 words | 8 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics)

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The paper explores prostitution and the definition of the social relationship that involves this 'deal.' The paper explains that in most societies prostitution is not considered to be a simple economic transaction, but is looked upon as something morally wrong. The paper notes that interestingly, it is always the women who are considered morally bad whilst the man, or the consumer, is not seen as committing such a big violation.

From the Paper:

"The concepts of sex, sexual activity, property, economics and morality are all culturally determined. The fact that these concepts are culturally determined means that the combinations of these activities are viewed differently in different societies. Still, most societies view prostitution as something morally wrong and furthermore something that needs to be eradicated or at least hidden. Sex is something that has no price and has to be given as a gift, as a part of a larger relationship and should not be a part of a simple transaction. Feminists view prostitution as another means of degradation and mistreatment of women that widens the inequality gap between the genders. Radical feminists see it as the equivalent of rape."

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