Unformatted text preview: and this continuous argument is just another avenue to explore us as a society. In contrast, looking at prostitution from a functionalist perspective one would say it is just a part of our society. Talcott Parsons (1902 – 1979) said “that if an aspect of social life does not contribute to a society’s stability or survival” (p. 14) it would not be passed from generation to generation. Although immoral, prostitution does add to our society’s stability or it would not be considered the “oldest profession”. My concerns if my views were feminist would be when our society thinks of prostitution we think of low-class, low self-esteemed, immoral women. We forget that there is such a thing as a gigolo, however they are more likely to be considered “cool” or accommodating lonely women which would be the opposite of how we portray female prostitutes. force...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 312 taught by Professor Thomas during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.
- Summer '10