Some feminists object to the sex industry, which they argue is exploitative to the women who work in it. They say it contributes to the male-centered objectification of women, increases sexual violence against women, and undermines gender equality.See more
They argue that prostitution is a form of male domination and violence against women, and that in most cases it is not a conscious and calculated choice. They say that most women who become prostitutes do so because they were forced or coerced into it by a pimp or other human trafficker, or by circumstances such as extreme poverty, lack of opportunity, drug addiction, homelessness, and childhood sexual abuse.
Based on these arguments, Sweden, Norway and Iceland have criminalized the buying of sexual services, while decriminalizing the selling of sexual services. (In other words, clients and pimps can be prosecuted for moneyed sexual transactions, but not prostitutes). These laws have greatly reduced illegal prostitution and human trafficking in these countrieSee more