The Supreme Court has recognized prostitution as a “profession”. The biggest question here is whether selling a body can be considered such an act, One who has a place in a civilized or civilized society aspiring to be?
The Supreme Court banned raids on brothels, a welcome decision. There has been a demand for a long time that the law relating to prostitution should not make the victims of this practice liable to punishment. Rather, punishment should be given to those who run this business and for whom it is run. After all, the women who get caught in this work are the victims of compulsion. Women in human trafficking and economic hardship to be held guilty of an act for which they are not responsible – cannot be justified in any way. Therefore, the Supreme Court guidelines that whenever a brothel is raided, the prostitutes concerned should not be arrested or punished or harassed. But the rest of the observations made by the Supreme Court in this regard are problematic.
The Supreme Court has recognized prostitution as a “profession”. Said that “sex workers” are entitled to respect and equal protection under the law. The biggest question here is whether selling a body can be considered as an act that has a place in a civilized or civilized society aspiring to be? The notion, some ignorantly and somewhat mischievously, has been spread that many women voluntarily become alleged sex workers. In saying such a thing, the historical and social understanding is completely ignored that at the root of becoming a sex worker is the appearance in which sex is seen as a commodity for sale and purchase. In this, the buyer is always in the position of authority and the seller is in the subordinate position. Due to patriarchal culture, the thought of considering women’s body as an object or object of enjoyment remains in the mind of the people. This thinking can happen in women too. So when body market is available, it is possible that a woman might get inspired to earn easy money from it. But this is the same free will, as there is a belief in women to consider beating from their husband as right.