A serious issue in United States - Prostitution

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A serious issue in United States - Prostitution

There are over 100,000 prostitutes in the United States, but there are still many prostitutes that are hiding so we can't find out. The number of prostitutes in the United States is uncountable. Prostitute is a person who is willing tohave sex with others for exchange for money or other goods. As we know, Nevada is the only state in the United States of America where brothels are legal. Brothel is a house of prostitution that over 30 of them exists in Nevada, and there are more than 800 women are employed. Prostitution is illegal anywhere else in the United States besides Nevada. And it has brought prostitutes some serious issues such as sexual abusing, abusing drugs. Some even get assaulted or raped. According to the writer Nick Krist, "A conservative study found that about 2/3 prostitutes have been sexually abused, and he also believes that as many as 90 percent of prostitutes have been sexually abuse."

In other places where prostitution is illegal, prostitutes who are standing in the street that assaulted with a weapon or raped at least once. Furthermore, many prostitutes are facing health and financial problems. Many girls are under pimps' control, and they sometime get paid less as well. Overall, prostitution is a serious issue in the society. In order to help prostitutes get rid of the

violence and oppression. Legalization of prostitutes is the best way to solve this serious problem. However, I believed that prostitutes should be legalized in the United States.

Legalizing prostitution will guarantee prostitute's safety. According to Barbara Brents's article, the employees mention that they feel safe and free to enter and leave legal brothels. We surveyed that 84 percent of the brothel workers feel safe when they are working.