To humanize these individuals, for society to understand that there is much more to these women and their struggle besides sex, helps us understand their world. These sex workers were once children, daughters, friends, moms and wives.
What some consider to be the world's oldest profession, prostitution dates back to at least 2400 BC, when it appeared on an ancient Sumerian list of professions, along with doctor, scribe, barber, and cook. Whores' Glory allows viewers a glimpse into the personal lives of prostitutes from three very different parts of the world; Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico. Even though they may live a great distance from one another, these women share more similarities than even they know.
Prostitution has no limits, it's found across the world, the prostitutes range from children to middle aged women, and the "Johns" are looking for a variety of acts; from just talking, to anal, and oral sex.
When men who attended these various locations across the world, each shared a similar story. Many had a wife or girlfriend whom they loved at home but who did not fulfill their sexual needs and desires.
Prostitution is still very much illegal in most of the USA. Nevada is the only state in which 11 rural counties have legalized prostitution. In most states, prostitution is considered a misdemeanor.
Why I Think Prostitution Should Be Legal:
With prostitution being taken off the streets, centralized in buildings with rules and being regulated by Federal Government, I think there would be a great reduction in the transmission of STDs and STIs as using protection would become mandatory. Less risk of abuse and death by pimps and Johns alike. Not to mention the amount of money saved on apprehending repeat offenders.
The Dark Side:
Sadly, most tales of prostitutes don't begin or end well. They are usually sad and emotionally damaged women, who came from broken homes and abusive relationships with minimal life options. They suffer from psychological disorders, emotional distress, and addictions... and most women lack the education to land a "good job."
Sometimes those "prostitutes" are children, forced into prostitution, abducted from loving families... sometimes never to be seen again. Shipped away to foreign countries, and possibly killed.
Once again, thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope next time you pass by someone late at night on a street corner, you lose the judgments you once carried and look at them like lost souls, ones that someone has given up on. They need love, respect and friendship like every human being does. Their ultimate goal is to provide for themselves, their loved ones or (sometimes) sadly, to feed an addiction which consumes them. We all have a personal struggle, some easier than others. Change judgments to Compassion, laughs to a helping hand, and gossip to a listening ear.