Reality vs Stereotype: Prostitution Essay examples

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In today's society if you see a woman walking a corner in dirty or exotic clothing then immediately you think “prostitute” and that's she's beneath you. Images of a dirty and sick lifestyles race through your head, well that just a stereotype. The reality of prostitution is drugs, abuse, and dehumanization. Whore, slut, and sex worker are the popular terms to describe a female who is in prostitution, the stereotypes that associated with these names are nothing compared to the reality of there purposes; whore is a word for prostitute, slut has nothing to do with prostitution because a slut was just a lazy woman and now the word has turned into a promiscuous girl...not prostitute. Sex worker is not very difficult to explain because it’s …show more content…
But people are quick not to believe those reasons for even a quick second because prostitution is not a real job. Prostitutes enjoy being forced to have sex is a stereotype. Why would a woman enjoy being forced by a pimp to have sex? Stereotypical pimps are guys in furry coats with gold chains driving extravagant cars, though in reality pimps can't be set to a specific race or his community status. Pimps can be a range of different types of guys, even the guy that lives across the street from you. Pimps are the people who “force” prostitutes to have sex for money; also they're people who abuse the prostitutes when a request is not met to their satisfaction. But it doesn't always take a pimp to abuse/hurt a prostitute because prostitution itself abuses women, “All prostitution causes harm to women. Whether it is being sold by one’s family to a brothel, or whether it is being sexually abused in one’s family, running away from home, and then being pimped by one’s boyfriend ... all these forms of prostitution hurt the women in it” (Farley). In addition to the abuse prostitutes encounter with pimps and prostitution itself, the next big abuse would have to be sexual, but this type of abuse has happened before the woman has even entered the world of prostitution. Most likely

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