Full Decriminalization is NOT the Answer
Those who call for the legalization or FULL decriminalization of prostitution, play into the hands of the buyers and the traffickers…those who benefit from the exploitation of others. Legalization/full decriminalization normalizes and legitimizes an action. It leads to increased demand, and the demand will be met largely by an unwilling supply.
Amnesty International and others, like The Atlantic who say they want to protect the prostituted person need to look at the Nordic model…decriminalize those who are prostituted, offer them services, but still penalize the buyers and traffickers. Full decriminalization is NOT the answer.