The Political Debates on Prostitution and Trafficking of Women

  title={The Political Debates on Prostitution and Trafficking of Women},
  author={Joyce Outshoorn},
  journal={Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society},
  pages={141 - 155}
  • J. Outshoorn
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Sociology
  • Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
States have traditionally tried to curb prostitution for a variety of reasons such as preserving morals maintaining public order containing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or to protect women from sexual exploitation. The early 1970s witnessed the rise of a vastly expanding sex industry and soon evidence emerged that women were being brought from developing countries to provide sexual services for male clients in the affluent Western nations. Since then—partly due to improved… Expand
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