Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"I don't know if legalization would work for all prostitutes. Prostitution is not a monolith; there are some sex worker rights' activists opposed to any regulations who want to work freely without any laws. But unlike the system of criminalization we have in place now, which does not afford its workers any protection (legal recourse in instances of abuse, etc.), a legalized system in the end would be a social stand in the direction of protecting vs. further marginalizing these workers."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Named one of Mirabella's 1,000 Women for the Nineties
Signer, Campaign For the Peaceful Development of the Biological Sciences
Pediatrics Residency, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle
MD, Harvard Medical School
Intern, Family Planning and Human Sexuality, Emory School of Medicine