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Labelling theory according to labelling theory when

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Labelling Theory- According to Labelling Theory, when an individual is labelled as being “deviant”, he/she leads to engage in deviant behaviour. Similarly, when women enter into the world of prostitution, because of their negative emotions, they are
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termed as “sex workers” by the society which then becomes a label on the individual and makes it nearly impossible to lead a future successful life ahead. Once they are labelled by the society, or even self-labelled, it turns out to be exceptionally back- breaking to escape from that label. Women enter into prostitution due to the general strain theory and it becomes worse to exit this field due to labelling theory. Conclusion The paper shows the distorted image of the commercial sex workers and their life in the society. Women in prostitution sectors, indoors or outdoors, would have left IF they could. Programs related to elimination of prostitutes like a model in Sweden, had benefited 72. 5% of ex workers quitting because they were provided alternate jobs and economic security. However, until the society is re-educated more on commercial sex and its consequences, the future of this field looks bare for the prostitutes, in all parts of the world. “If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories I only expose the truth” ( Saadat Hasan Manto) References Davis, K. (1937). The Sociology of Prostitution. American Sociological Review , 2(5), p.744. Barry, K. (1997). Prostitution of sexuality: A cause for new international human rights. Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss , 2(1), pp.27-48. Weitzer, R. (2009). Sociology of Sex Work. Annual Review of Sociology , 35(1), pp.213-234. Sanders, T. (2008). Male Sexual Scripts. Sociology , 42(3), pp.400-417. Sanders, T. (2007). Protecting the health and safety of female sex workers: the responsibility of all. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology , 114(7), pp.791-793. Bernstein, E. (2010). Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex (Worlds of desire) . University of Chicago Press.
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