'Sex Work' vs All Types of Work
When people argue in favor of legalizing prostitution, a common claim is that it is a form of work like any other. This is not the case. In fact, some argue that the legalization of prostitution will improve health and safety in prostitution. This is a flawed argument and it ignores the ramifications of legalization with respect to sexual harassment and civil rights in prostitution. Throughout this article, I will argue that because of the tremendous amount of exceptions needed to be made to work safety laws, sexual harassment laws, and civil rights laws, “sex work” cannot be considered work.