Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life (REAL) Women of Canada Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“As a prostitute sells sex as a service to a customer, the dignity of women and men is demeaned, allowing the customer to buy the right to treat another person as an object. It has nothing to do with love or a personal relationship, and removes the dignity and bonding of the sexual act from its context of a loving relationship….

REAL WOMEN OF CANADA recommends:

1. Since the act of prostitution itself is not an offense under the Criminal Code, the latter should be amended to prohibit prostitution itself, as well as prohibit the activities surrounding prostitution; i.e. keeping a common bawdy house, living off the avails of prostitution, etc.

2. Strict penalties for those who use children as prostitutes.

We are also concerned that measures be adopted to rehabilitate those men and women currently working as prostitutes. Sheltered housing, counseling, job training and education are all necessary to help these persons regain a sense of dignity, self-esteem and purpose in their lives, and return them to the mainstream of society.”

www.realwomenca.com, Mar. 21, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“[A] non-partisan, inter-denominational organization, believes the social and economic problems of women should be resolved by taking into consideration the effects on family life and society as a whole. REAL Women believes the family is the most important unit in society, as we have yet to develop a better model to care for the young, protect the weak and attend the elderly.”

www.realwomenca.com (accessed Mar. 21, 2007)

Mission:

None found

Other:
Non-Governmental Organization
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Decrease Sexually Transmitted Diseases?