Prostitution: What corner would you stand on?

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Prostitution: What corner would you stand on?

Tasha Nelson

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"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money." Moliere

Prostitution is known as the oldest profession known to man. The profession dates back to 18th century B.C. and it still active today, legal or illegal. It has been a topic for debate for women's rights, Christian morals, and various types of legal debates. One of the legal debates that are of interest are of the constitutional rights of those who want to be, those who are, and are fighting to be, the men and women who call themselves, prostitutes. The constitution of the United States was written to protect the people and that is why it begins with, "We the people". Every year cases arise that deal with our constitutional rights as they relate to city, county, state and federal laws.

There are several of our constitutional laws that relate to prostitution and let one decide, what corner one would choose to stand on.

Dated back in 18th century B.C., women were giving themselves for ritualistic purposes and called prostitutes. The "ugliest custom" in Babylon, the historian Herodotus wrote was the widespread practice of prostitution in the Temple of Ishtar. Once in their lifetimes, all women in the country were required to sit in the temple and "expose themselves to a stranger" in return for money. In 1161, King Henry II took an open-minded attitude toward prostitution. Rather than make the practice illegal, he decided to regulate it by requiring that prostitutes in London be single and that brothels submit to weekly inspections. Prostitution is known as the oldest profession known to man. It has been used for ritualistic purposes all the way...