Legalizing prostitution-Is it a solution or a curse?

We daily hear the news about police atrocities on prostitutes like prostitutes have been arrested from a flat or they are tortured and harass. Sometimes we hear the news that they are beaten by the pimps and sometimes even got killed. So, the question is if these prostitutes are doing some business to make their living, then why the hell they should be tortured or harassed. Why the hell should police trespass into a prostitute’s life if she is doing something to make her living?  Just think??

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Basic concept of prostitution

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One of the oldest professions

Prostitution is one of the oldest known professions. Yup, it was quite common in ancient and medieval India without any moral policing the way we are doing today. Just because of these active moral policing these prostitutes are given a very low social status. Even they are considered like some untouchable objects. In present day’s context, only associating your name with some prostitute is like denigrating your reputation. Isn’t it so absurd????

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The question arises, is it immoral to provide sexual services for money? If yes, then what about those countless girls and women who have no other option to earn a livelihood? Why not we should legalize it so these prostitutes can earn some dignity in society.

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Faces of Prostitution

Benefits of legalizing prostitution.

1-Eliminate middlemen

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Of course, it will eliminate the middlemen. Now prostitutes can directly engage in this business without any fear of getting arrested. And they can too directly find their clients.

2-Enforce a better regulation

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3. Will provide legitimate services

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Many people genuinely look for companionship on a regular basis and legalizing the prostitution will solve their problem. They can now go to these prostitutes without fear.

4- Curbing black money

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As currently prostitution is illegal so, the earned money in this business usually goes unaccounted. Legalizing prostitution will enforce better financial regulation. It will also increase government tax collection. 

5- Better health

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Many prostitutes are suffering from diseases. Legalizing this profession will regulate their regular health checkups to keep them healthy and fit.

6- Curb illegal trafficking

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Legalizing will help the government to curb the human trafficking in better ways.

So, legalizing prostitution will solve all the problems?

Hell nope!

Let’s look at this example. There are countless sexual surveys that show that many women have different sexual fantasies and ‘rape fantasy’ is one of the top among them. Means you literally want to get raped by someone. Yup, it is one of the top most fantasies of women today in many countries. Now days, many women even arrange to get raped by strangers or they indulge into this practice of mock rape by their lovers, partners or husbands.

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By simply legalizing prostitution we can’t eliminate the crime which these prostitutes daily face like torture by customers. 

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It lies somewhere in the mentality of people. A sick mentality, in fact, which denotes men are superior and aggressor and women are weak and submissive and that’s why men love to torture women for their own pleasure. So, rather legalizing prostitution we should educate people to change their mentality.

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Many people consider women as a commodity. For them a woman is an object of sexual pleasure. Legalizing prostitution will fuel their thought.

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We can’t have the duel mentality where we oppose the objectification of a woman and then we can legalize the profession of prostitution.

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By legalizing prostitution we are providing an easy way to make money to a girl or woman and it will attract many girls or women in this business and it will have a detrimental effect. It is undoubtedly a very risky profession full of violent behavior of customers, abuses, torture and harassment and by simply just legalizing we can’t eliminate these risks.

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It will also endanger the institution of marriage. Many sexually unsatisfied men will now easily obtain to go to these prostitutes. It will ruin their marital life and family as well.

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It will increase the risk of child and human trafficking. More and more girls will be forced into this business. Big rackets will be involved to openly supply girls for this institutionalized profession.

So what is the way forward?

Technically in India, a prostitute is devoid of almost all rights. We should look forward for a way, which can guarantee at least all basic human rights to these prostitutes. 

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Many a times, a woman has no option and has to resort to this profession. By legalizing it, we are simply encouraging them. So better we need to find innovative solutions to tackle this grave problem of prostitution for the long term.

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