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Prostitution by Mind Map: Prostitution

1. Pros/Cons

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. Prostitution should not be a crime. Prostitutes are not committing an inherently harmful act, while the spread of disease and other detriments are possible in the practice of prostitution

1.1.2. Why is it illegal to charge for what can be freely dispensed? Sex work shouldn't be seen as any less moral or immoral than the chocolate or distilling industries

1.1.3. It is estimated that if prostitution were legalized, the rape rate would decrease by roughly 25% for a decrease of approximately 25,000 rapes per year

1.1.4. It is vulnerability, not sex work, which creates victims. Sex workers should enjoy the same work rights as other workers and the same human rights as other people.

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. When a pimp compels a prostitute to submit to sexual demands as a condition of employment, it is exploitation, sexual harassment, or rape

1.2.2. Prostitution can be seen as an institution is evil. People believe that it doesn't matter if it is the 'world's oldest profession', it is still wrong.

1.2.3. People see connections between rape and prostitution, which is that women are turned into objects for men's sexual use; they can be either bought or stolen

1.2.4. People think that prostitution, although legalized, can never be a legitimate business because it will always be associated with crime, corruption, class, mass sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

2. Statistics

2.1. -22 Countries have legalized or regulated prostitution

2.2. -The average age for a male or female to become a prostitute is 14 years old

2.3. -92% of prostitutes say they want to leave this occupation but cannot due to lack of money or food

2.4. -On December 6, 2014, to buy a prostitutes services became illegal

2.5. -Prostitutes are not allowed to provide any services in areas where anyone under the age of 18 could be

3. Causes

3.1. To pay off education

3.2. Provide for a family

3.3. Working for a pimp

3.4. Genuinely like the amount of money that prostitutes can make on average, so they save up their money while they are young

3.5. Was once a drug addict and was forced into human trafficking