– 10 million children worldwide are engaged in some facet of the sex industry. Each year at least one million children, mostly girls, become prostitutes
– In Thailand, 10-12 year old girls service men in the sex industry. They typically have sex with men 10-15 times daily and sometimes as many as 20-30
– In South Africa, there are 40,000 child prostitutes
– Children are more susceptible to HIV and other STDs
100 Countries and Their Prostitution Legality:
|Legal in 50 (50%); Limited Legality in 11 (11%); Illegal in 39 (39%); Total: 100 (100%)|
What happens when you legalize Prostitution?
We’ve said it time and time again, that legalizing the sex trade only makes sex trafficking easier.
As much as this makes sense, you’ll find plenty of people arguing from the other side.
They claim that legalizing prostitution is about better conditions for prostitutes and benefit societies general health regarding disease control. They claim that it keeps the women safe, as women must be treated like employees with all the benefits.
But it’s all lies.
Treating prostitution like a victimless crime is a bad road to go down. It only leads to death and destructions.
Just ask the Dutch.
They’ve legalized prostitution, drug use and euthanasia. Surprise, surprise, we find their culture booming with sex, drugs and death. It was all about “regulation” and “safety,” but those were just ideas and excuses to wonder into a cultural train wreck. Now what are they suppose to do?
“Twelve years on, and we can now see the results of this experiment. Rather than afford better protection for the women, it has simply increased the market. Rather than confine the brothels to a discrete (and avoidable) part of the city, the sex industry has spilled out all over Amsterdam — including on-street. Rather than be given rights in the ‘workplace’, the prostitutes have found the pimps are as brutal as ever. The government-funded union set up to protect them has been shunned by the vast majority of prostitutes, who remain too scared to complain.
Pimps, under legalization, have been reclassified as managers and businessmen. The abuse suffered by the women is now called an ‘occupational hazard’, like a stone dropped on a builder’s toe. Sex tourism has grown faster in Amsterdam than the regular type of tourism: as the city became the brothel of Europe, women have been imported by traffickers from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia to meet the demand. In other words, the pimps remained but became legit — violence was still prevalent but part of the job, and trafficking increased. Support for the women to leave prostitution became almost nonexistent. The innate murkiness of the job has not been washed away by legal benediction.”
And the drum beats on. It’s hard to turn back once you’ve legalized prostitution.
- In Whose Name? Migration, Sex Work and Trafficking Presentation of the findings of the ‘Migrant Workers in the UK Sex Industry (researchhumantrafficking.wordpress.com)
- Sex Industry in Japan. Industria del Sexo en Japón. (matusu.wordpress.com)
- Legal prostitution condones humiliation of women (thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com)
- Human Rights Groups Urge UN To Not Recommend Legalized Prostitution (mintpressnews.com)
- Legalizing prostitution is ‘an agonizing insult’ (multiplyjustice.net)
- Legalization of Prostition (miloneemadiyar.wordpress.com)
- Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Inescapably Linked (fairobserver.com)
- Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation (womennewsnetwork.net)