Prostitution and the Prostitutes: New Perspectives
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The paper notes that the morality of prostitution or the potential for exploitation of women through prostitution are largely moot points in the discussion of the concept. The paper discusses how prostitution and prostitutes are engaged in very run-of-the-mill business relationships with their customers that would be utterly ignored if they dealt in anything except sex. The paper asserts that this reality, combined with the fact that prostitution will never be eradicated, must drive our understanding of the concept toward a point where we can discuss ways to improve the working conditions of prostitutes, protect them from victimization, and shield them from moral pronouncements that would make them less than second-class citizens.
From the Paper:"Prostitution has been widely demonized throughout Western history, despite the reality that it has persisted throughout recorded history. At its most basic, prostitution is the exchange of money for usually anonymous sex (It's their business, 2004). In this regard, prostitution is no different than any other service industry. Individual prostitutes become akin to workers or service providers in any other industry who can provide an in-demand service for a negotiated price. But this definition has received much ire from diverse groups. Religious leaders generally decry prostitution as a terrible sin that is morally reprehensible; many..."
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