Sex Sells

Sex Sells.
The word “sex” can make some people happy, some people crack up laughing, and others turn red with embarrassment. We live in a society where sex is the “thing,” we see it on TV, on billboards, in fashion magazines, and on cd covers. Why is that? Simple answer, sex sells. We all came to live with it and may not even think twice about it when it is presented right in front us. However, when it comes to the branch of prostitution, on the darker side of the sex industry, for the most part everyone would agree on how immoral and dishonorable that “work field” is. Although I don’t necessarily support prostitution, I believe that instead of making naïve judgments towards it we should see the harm that comes with criminalizing prostitution. Countless of unsolved rape cases, and the undeniably high STD spread is almost part of the illegal prostitution business; now if we take the illegal part away and keep the business, we can control, like Nevada did, the negativity that surrounds prostitution. Legal, regulated and well maintained prostitution can be more superior and effective than putting a law against prostitution.
Rape is one of the worst actions that can be committed to a person. It is something that frequently happens to sex workers because of the vulnerable position they find themselves in. If a prostitute is raped, she will most likely not go to the police for the fear of getting arrested because of her work. Rapists take full advantage of this fact and specifically target prostitutes to commit this crime, without the alarm of getting caught they can go on a raping frenzy and probably never get caught. A study in Washington D.C. found that more than 50% of sex workers who went to the police for assistance were either ignored or further abused by officers, verbally and psychologically. It must be hard for a sex worker to know that not even the police will do their job and look after them or at least intend to. The lack of protection against violent...