Misunderstanding on child prostitution and prostituted children in Malaysia

Z. M. Lukman

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    This article is derived from a research on the involvement of children in prostitution in Malaysia. Prostitution and prostitutes including child prostitution and prostituted children have been viewed and understood inaccurately by many people in the country. Even though the world is economically, socially and politically changed, their attitude and perception on prostitution and prostitutes has never changed. Both women and children in prostitution are equally treated and blamed as 'deviants', 'damaged', or 'shady' people who are promoting 'immoral' and 'perverted' activities, contravening norms of acceptable femininity, and suffering a 'whore' stigma. This article presents another view on the phenomenon and of individuals in prostitution, which is against the view hold by the majority of people in the country. The view can be considered as radical, anti-masculinity or pro-prostitution in the context of Malaysia. But, these are not what I want to be.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-17
    Number of pages11
    JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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    Keywords

    • Child prostitution
    • Malaysia
    • Moral
    • Sexual exploitation
    • Young woman

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