Intro to Socy

Intro to Socy - is victim and 3 rd party involvement is...

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Lecture 19:08 Prostitution and Sex Trafficking 100,000 – 300,000 people are sex trafficked each year in the US ~15,000 from outside the US 85,000 – 285,000 from inside the US 600,000 – 800,000 people are sex trafficked across international borders each year 3 view on prostitution Oppression model – prostitution is unqualified evil Celebratory mode – romanticizes prostitution Polymorphous model – recognizes many structural & experiential realities of sex work 4 systems of regulating prostitution Prohibitionist system – prostitution unacceptable, prohibited, stigmatized, and criminalized (i.e. US) Regulatory system – prostitution recognized & regulated by govt., still stigmatized, has legal and illegal prostitution (i.e. Germany) Abolitionist system – prostitution is morally evil; prostitute
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Unformatted text preview: is victim and 3 rd party involvement is illegal (i.e. Netherlands, UK) System of Decriminalization – women given right of self-determination, enforce rights of prostitute (i.e. Wales, Australia) Will legalizing prostitution help reduce human trafficking? No – Where prostitution has been legalized, many prostitutes are trafficked victims; legalization enable sex trafficking – Richard Poulin Yes – Women have the right to choose their own form of work, including prostitution. To protect self-selecting sex workers, we must 1) destigmatize and decriminalize prostitution; 2) protect their legal and social rights; and 3) fight violence, exploitation, and trafficking. 19:08 19:08 19:08...
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