Dating is prostitution

21-May-2017 20:37

From the time the Contagious Disease Acts had been enacted, they were controversial.

There was a growing Abolitionism movement that sought to end state-regulated prostitution.

If they refused such treatment, they could be penalized by imprisonment. Interestingly, none of these measures was applied to infected men.

The Acts only targeted female prostitutes, as they were the only people subject to licensing and medical examinations.

giving rise to fears about sexual intercourse between “native” males and white women.

They perceived this type of sexual interaction as undermining to colonial hierarchies based on class and race.

Other Abolitionists viewed state sanctioned prostitution as morally offensive and harmful.

Feminists saw prostitutes as an obstacle to equality in society, and therefore sought to end state-sanctioned prostitution.

The Acts required the registration of women engaged in prostitution.

These women were often required to carry a license in the form of a card.

The practice of prostitution in colonial India was influenced by British rule dating back to the 19th century.

From this century, continuing to the early 20th century, the rule of British India facilitated, regulated, and many times encouraged prostitution.

Feminists saw prostitutes as an obstacle to equality in society, and therefore sought to end state-sanctioned prostitution.The Acts required the registration of women engaged in prostitution.These women were often required to carry a license in the form of a card.The practice of prostitution in colonial India was influenced by British rule dating back to the 19th century.From this century, continuing to the early 20th century, the rule of British India facilitated, regulated, and many times encouraged prostitution.The structuring features of the Cantonment Acts provided for about twelve to fifteen Indian women for each regiment of British soldiers. Most of the women came from poor families and had no other opportunities for social or economic independence.