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Trafficking December 31, 2008

Filed under: human rights — Jender @ 10:43 am

A grim but important reminder that sex trafficking is not the only kind of trafficking that feminists and others should care about. As this recent article points out, there are more slaves now on the planet than ever before. (Thanks Jender-Parents.)

 

7 Responses to “Trafficking”

  1. jj Says:

    Thanks for the important link! Another and related report:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/opinion/01kristof.html?ref=opinion

  2. There are complications that Kristof doesn’t acknowledge, we are very far from a clear, black-and-white situation of free v forced. Please visit my own site where I write about nearly 15 years of field research on migration and the sex industry: Border Thinking is at http://www.nodo50.org/Laura_Agustin
    Best, Laura

  3. jj Says:

    LA, Thanks for your comment. I think this is your first comment on this site, and I was very interested to visit your site. I think many readers here would like to know about it.

  4. sk Says:

    no kidding, very interesting site, LA.

  5. j Says:

    Shockingly, Toledo, Ohio, is a recruitment hub for underage sex trade – in part due to its location at the intersection of major north/south (I-75) and east/west (I-80) interstate highways and its proximity to other Great Lakes cities and to Canada. A federal investigation into child prostitution found that 9 local girls were sold as sex slaves in 1995.

    In a move to combat this disturbing situation, state lawmakers have produced a bill to increase penalties for human trafficking. This is a major step in the right direction.

  6. j Says:

    The link to the Toledo Blade, January 4, 2009 article was lost in my earlier post, so I will try again.

    http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090104/NEWS24/901040299/-1/NEWS

  7. Jender Says:

    I never would have guessed that Toledo was the number one child trafficking city in the country.


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