Prostitution has long been a source of controversy. Prostitution in the United States is usually associated with vice, sin, and loose sexual morals. People labeled as prostitutes are stigmatized and often looked down upon by communities. But not everyone agrees with this general characterization of prostitution and prostitutes. Prostitution is the subject of heated discussions and the source of deep divisions among many feminists. There are feminists who firmly believe that prostitution is the ultimate example of male dominance over women and those who firmly believe that women who choose prostitution as a profession are liberated rather than victimized. Prostitution endures despite the fact that it has, for the most part, always been illegal in the United States. Much of the recent feminist debate over prostitution centers on whether it should be decriminalized or legalized.
"NEVADA SEX TRADE: A GAMBLE FOR THE WORKERS,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol10/iss1/4