Sex/Human Trafficking

Many people would say slavery ended after the emancipation of the slaves in 1865, but human slavery still exists today in the form of human/sex trafficking.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Sex trafficking is the organized coercion of unwilling people into different sexual practices, including strip clubs, pornography, massage parlors, street prostitution, and escort services.

It can take many forms. Much of it does involve people being kidnapped (or sold by family members) and then often shipped to another country, which is not fundamentally different than the slave trade of 200 years ago.

But it can also include women or men involved in prostitution or pornography who we think chose that lifestyle. One has to consider why anyone would actually choose such a thing, and realize that it is most likely a result of either coercion or a lack of choice.

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS?

Don’t be part of the problem

You may be helping supply the market for sex trafficking. If you are a consumer of pornography, strip clubs, or any version of sex-as-a-product, you are not currently part of the solution. You are part of the problem.

Consider mentoring a child

You can help prevent at-risk kids from falling into the trafficking trap by simply caring about them, disciplining them, and pointing them in the right direction.

Spread the word

 Let others know there is a problem and encourage them to get involved.

 

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