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Unformatted text preview: group members who seek to maintain cultural dominance by criminalizing sexual conduct that they consider immoral or in bad taste. Conflict theorists argue that women become prostitutes because of structural factors such as economic inequality and patriarchy. Capitalism and patriarchy foster economic inequality between men and women and force women to view their bodies as commodities. Conflict theorists suggest that criminalizing prostitution uniquely affects poor women, especially poor women of color, who are overrepresented among street prostitutes....
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- Fall '10