Let me speak to the point…it doesn’t matter if the minor being prostituted “looks like a prostitute,” “shouldn’t be wearing make-up,” “must have bad parents,” or “acts like she enjoys being out there.” If the person being prostituted is under the age of 18, they are a trafficking victim, and comments like these put blame on the victim and not on the grown men buying her or on the trafficker(s)

Now, I know what I am about to say will not be popular. I understand the concept of an “eye for an eye” etc. I understand righteous anger. I understand wanting to make someone pay for their crimes. I also understand that, often times, the justice system gives too light of sentences to perpetrators, and it isn’t fair, especially based on the damage that they have done. That needs to

Just some thoughts after a conversation with a young girl: We teach our girls to protect themselves…to not “put themselves in harm’s way,” to be highly aware of their surroundings, not to leave a drink alone, etc. These are good things because they are wise counsel for anyone living in today’s world. A 14 year-old girl and I were having a conversation the other day and she mentioned that she

The problem with men is that they have traditionally been silent and have taken a back seat in the movement to end modern day slavery. But it begs the question of why?  Men have been demonized in the anti-trafficking movement as buyers and pimps, perverts and abusers. We have raised our collective voice in outcry against the very real and vicious acts that buyers and traffickers have done to their

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