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Unformatted text preview: The legalization of prostitution does not increase human trafficking and the correlation made is merely propaganda of anti-prostitution supporters. In the three articles that we have read, there is a theme of legalization of prostitution and the rise of human trafficking. This apparent correlation, however, appears to be covered by those that are against prostitution to being with. Trafficking is wrong (minors in the sex industry is wrong no matter if it is their choice or not), but both Ekberg and the U.S Department of State are both too biased to be considered reliable sources. The Ekberg article gives a very extensive breakdown of the law that prohibits the buying of sex and how it effects trafficking and prostitution in Sweden. It is interesting to note, however, that although it appears to be lowering the trafficking and prostitution rates, it is only becoming a more underground practice. Ekberg also states in her notes that she does “not subscribe to the idea that prostitution is ‘work,’ that prostituted women...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 180C taught by Professor Mattson during the Spring '08 term at Mills College.
- Spring '08