Legalization of Prostitution in Brazil - Pros and Cons
From the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay to the legalization of prostitution in Brazil:
Is Latin America evolving or regressing?
In times of marijuana legalization, it is not only José Mujica who advocates breaking old taboos. Marginalized by society, it is not new that the hypothesis of legalizing prostitution suffers much discrimination. But what exactly does it mean to legalize prostitution? Was it an evolved way of thinking?
The good guy, the legalizing prostitution and AIDS
The question is how far the exposure of the body itself as a product of buying and selling can attack society. The "good guy" in history is the one who wins by the sweat of his own face, and not by the sweat of his own body ... The body itself bears the risk of the spread of AIDS, and this thug can hide in the farce of the one who uses the secret sex services. The legalization of prostitution, in this case, would be a way of revealing something that one wishes to keep secret.
Not everything is as bad as it sounds
Courageous is one who overcomes prejudices and turns bad reputation into success. There are the international "Daspu" parades to prove and the well-known Bruna Surfistinha, writer with biography released in the cinema, among other examples with a successful outcome. Perhaps legalized prostitution could steal the scene of one who succeeds with such a controversial subject.
Legalization of prostitution: in short, professionals?
It all starts with this issue. Why would a person who sells her body for sex can not be respected as a professional? What there is dishonest? If the body belongs to the owner himself, he has the right to make it whatever you want, right? Not so sure ...
The legalization and regulation of prostitution may even be seen as a kind of social aggression by the prudish and those who live in a hypocritical morality, wives tend to feel vilified by the drums of the legalization of prostitution because they ignore that these girls , often support the brutality of their sons and husbands in brothels, which, yes, should be closed
The other side of the coin ...
Society can see the legal act of legalizing prostitution as an "aggression" because it does not fit as a paradigm in education, for example. If a culture admits the legalization of prostitution, what would be the children living with this profession in their day to day? The banalization would be a constant, and these same children would be accustomed to live "peacefully" with the purchase and sale of the body. Proximity to AIDS and other STIs would be unavoidable if they chose this profession as adults. Prostitution, in this case, would be seen as a profession like any other (and that's the idea).
Legalization of prostitution and the family
Can a prostitute or a program boy have a family like any other? In times when a woman is the majority of "family parents," or children are daughters of two parents, it is entirely possible that such a family is well formed, but not in the traditional mold. With the legalization and regulation of prostitution, it is very likely that religion plays a secondary or even non-existent role, since its dogmas do not conform to the practices that lead to prostitution. But it is important to note that, despite social repression, the world is constantly evolving, and this is what guarantees greater discernment and consequent acceptance of the legalization of the world's oldest profession. Like it or not, the "different" are there, living side by side with the normal "sayings".
Legalization of prostitution, AIDS and other diseases
Of course, those who work directly with sex are closer to STDs. It takes a lot of information to combat, and especially to prevent the proliferation of diseases. AIDS is no longer lethal, but requires medical follow-up for the rest of the patient's life. This, not to mention the impasse generated in the families of these professionals, who are exposed to the risk, if there is insufficient information of the practitioner. With the legalization of prostitution, there needs to be a government effort to educate and thus prevent disease. The use of condoms, for example, is very easy to assimilate.
Education inside and outside the home
Knowledge and prevention of STIs should be taken seriously in schools, especially if prostitution is legalized. The School Health and Prevention Project (SPE) is in force in public schools throughout Brazil, informing the youth population about sexual and reproductive health, as well as promoting the participation of society. But that is not enough to educate a nation. Faced with legalized prostitution, it takes a family effort to complement what is learned in school. At this point, "different" families, or who accept legalized prostitution, can be more enlightening.
Who gains the most from legalizing prostitution?
Taking into account the quality of an absolutely adult practice, one should pay attention to the benefits of legalizing and regulating prostitution, since there are many sex workers working without labor rights, at the mercy of pimps holding most of the profits , real parasites.
Legalization of prostitution and survival
Regardless of the whole advent of information, the media etc, prostitution is there, as always. And what happens is that most of the work is done by professionals who do not have access to the fund, retirement, and other benefits that make a difference in the time that humans need most: maturity; when we can no longer rely on the body to perform any services - especially prostitution.
Will taxes be imposed on the legalization of prostitution?
Since the creation of the law of the Individual Businessman - MEI, which provided conditions for the informal worker to legalize, many people had access to the National Register of Legal Entities, and were able to act as companies (individually). With the legalization of prostitution, each worker would have a CNPJ, since the registration is done individually, which means a conquest and total independence of the "bosses".
But how to tax?
With a CNPJ in hand, it is possible to work with the legalization of prostitution under special conditions (alone, issuing invoice) and obtain access to maternity aid, retirement and still remain free of federal taxes. The worker registered in the MEI only pays a symbolic fee to the government. This prevents the proliferation of non-tax paying workers, while facilitating professionals to carry out their activities with more confidence and guarantees for the future. It would be a great step if the legalization and regulation of prostitution occurred in this context.
After all, does the legalization of prostitution represent evolution or regression? It depends on how you see the issue. From the point of view of the worker, the legalization and regulation of prostitution is a deserved evolution. But from the point of view of the church, of the conservative society in which one lives, of the prototypes of integrity and austerity, unfortunately, symbolizes regression. Each strives for the causes that are convenient for them. It remains to be seen whether the ideals of evolution or regression are with the majority.
Nonetheless, with or without churches, prostitution exists today, tomorrow and perhaps forever.
From the obvious, that the state is secular, its actions, with regard to what it legalizes or what it does not legalize, the church should remain on its pedestal, or palanque, pulpit or anything seeking to bring its own sheep; and if, however, they choose prostitution or the sale of sexual services in exchange for money, property or possessions, the Church can no longer intervene, and when I think of what Luther saw, the past of the thing quoted is very similar ...
Or can at least try to "catechize them." If this is going to work, we do not know.
All I know is that the legalization of prostitution can not result in the legalization of environments exploiting prostitution; this because they pimps, are unnecessary parasites enforcement craft, and the girls and male prostitutes and transvestites may very well live without them.
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