Week 2-Prostitutionphi103

Week 2-Prostitutionphi103 - Hi Everyone, What would be the...

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Hi Everyone, What would be the consequences for society if we could effectively halt the practice of prostitution? Should we do this even if we could? Could prostitution ever be organized such that it did not result in the exploitation of women? Since prostitution has been around since the beginning of recorded history (Henslin, 2008), it would be very difficult to halt this practice. The consequences for society would be that of people still doing it illegally, therefore it could never quite be effective. As a functionalist, one would say this is part of our whole. Not only do prostitutes provide for unhappy married men, they also allegedly keep rapists off the streets. My thinking there is: why would a rapist pay for sex when he could rape for free? A symbolic interactionist would have to see and understand their everyday life to be able to determine why a prostitute is just that, a prostitute. There are many reasons prostitutes are part of society.
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course PHI PHI103 taught by Professor Johnson during the Winter '09 term at Ashford University.

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