Nehar Ali, Lee’Andrajnae Cross, Ravyn Gistarb, Taisia Newman
After a great deal of thought, our group decided to research issues around prostitution in our society. We were particularly interested in trying to figure out how society’s attitudes toward prostitutes impact sex work, and the laws and regulations around this work in America. Prostitution is defined as sexual interactions between persons of any gender in exchange for payment and has been a significant aspect of every human civilization throughout history, yet it remains a taboo subject. We were very curious about this and the relationship between social attitudes and the legal status of sex work in America.
The question me and my group were trying to answer is how does laws and regulations of prostitution influence social attitudes and practices in prostitution in America? We found out that laws and regulations of prostitution our ancient history in our society and that the laws historically has made a very big impact on the society today. The laws and regulations go back as far as Hammurabi code. Women back then were not appreciated or accepted as human beings, they were not allowed to own things because they weren’t married. Today prostitution is illegal because of our past laws of history. The government has also made a new law called SB 1332, it protects minors (People younger than 18) from being prosecuted for prostitution. It allows them to be victimized instead of being looked at the target or the suspect. We have answered that the laws and regulations that we have now have been from historic events and influences the way prostitution is looked at.
In this project we had to write four essays and a annotated works cited page. We also had to create a movie poster where we had a person learn the process of photo shopping and create our own individual movie poster that corresponded and related to our project. We also had to create a movie and or video that demonstrated we had a clear understanding of the things we researched and we can show and explain it in video form. Through this whole process we gained the skills of studying and researching a lot about one topic and working as a group and learning to communicate and get things done productively and on time.
The Artists Statement is a brief summary and explanation of our project and what we did collectively as a group. It details very thoroughly what the movie poster portrays and how that ties into our entire project. Also why we chose the poster we chose and the process of working on it. What was challenging? And how we still managed to get things done together, although there were so many ideas and opinions how did we depict all of that on the poster.
The Past Impacting The Present is an essay that defines prostitution and describes the history of prostitution. It explains when and where it began, as well as who had a lot of involvement in it. And most of all how has the laws in the past impacted our laws today and shaped the societies views on prostitution. It really covers a lot of information about just prostitution itself.
The Causes and Effects of Prostitution is a essay that explores the working around the causes and effects of prostitution. What caused prostitution and how has that effected prostitution. In this essay it orates the distinction between laws around prostitution because laws and regulations are big causes and effects of prostitution . The laws are different in different states it is mostly illegal in all states in America except for Nevada and in this essay it lectures a lot about that in specific.
In Society VS. Prostitution is a essay that narrates a lot of different situations about prostitution. It has a lot of women telling their story of being a prostitute and how they are trying to change or have made a change in themselves and want to help their community because of their past experiences. They talk about what made them stronger and why they stopped prostituting. They talk about overcoming their fears to put what they were doing to an end.
In Citing Prostitution is just an annotated citation page that gives you access to everything we’ve got our work from. As well as a brief summary for what most of those sites did for us as we were using them during the research process.