Monday, June 20, 2011

T,R 9:50am

30 comments:

Gerald said...

All forms of exploitation are about power. It is the elevation of one being, or a group of beings over another and using the exploited as they see fit. It is socially acceptable slavery. Every time someone goes to work and makes their pittance while those at the top make huge profits there is an exploited workforce. A person is exploited every time one falls prey to targeted ads and feels an implanted desire for the object being sold. In the confines of an exploitive society, that exploitation serves as a control mechanism. Those at the top of the pyramid do not want those at the bottom to realize their predicament and rebel against the established authority. Exploitation tells the exploited where their place in the world is, how they should act, dress, and who they are. Seeing as how most civilizations in this world evolved under patriarchal rule, can there be any question that female sexual exploitation is inherent in a system created by males who see their place of rule to be guaranteed by their sex?
To sustain the rule of those in power, society gives its inhabitants conflicting information. It states things like the objectification of women is wrong, yet encourages women to fit the image of an object men want. By devaluing females to the roles of objects, not only are the females told how they are supposed to act, but males are also told how to act towards them. Hypocritical confusion is therefore used as a tool.
Let us not forget that the sexual exploitation of females is not a lone phenomenon. It is true that it is not on the same scale, but there are many examples of male sexual exploitation as well.
As I see exploitation as enslavement, and enslavement as wrong, I would have to conclude that exploitation is ethically wrong.
Gerald Leranard

Lady said...

Human traffic is in every part of the world. Mostly are done by those who are considered rich therefore powerful. Somehow these people have the audacity to risk another human being’s life, just because they aren’t your family doesn’t mean they don’t have one of their own. As I see it is modern slavery, on the other hand prostitution for the majority women isn’t a choice, they are just in it because they need the money or they have a really bad experience throughout their lives and sometimes for them is painful to live an everyday life like this but it’s more painful to look back and feel the experience of rape, molestation, or just physical abusiveness. However, these is just what happens once you are in it for good because once in there is never out. Male prostitution and traffic is less than women because it is mostly the rich and powerful male who does this. Just because their sex change doesn’t mean they are more nor less powerful. Since this is public information everyone has the right to know what’s going on out there just because some choose not to take any action into it doesn’t mean the world is blind to these cases.

Ladisleydi Almaguer

eduardoduarte25 said...
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eduardoduarte25 said...

It has always been appalling to me how man can enslave his brother or his sister, to oppress your brother or sister in such a way that you remove their freedom to speak, their freedom of expression and freedom to think for oneself. It happens with people of power over those who are either impoverished or wanting a better life, then they will lie to them in order to enslave them and traffic them to wherever it is their illegal activity is taking place. Our most beloved resource are our children and they are sponges, they absorb what we teach them or lack of teaching them. How anyone can hurt a child purposely is far beyond me and it happens unfortunately far too often in this world. They are kidnapped from their families never to be seen again for child molestation acts which do occur in all Countries of the world, and the bottom line is for money, all human trafficking, child prostitution, child sex slaves and all other forms of human trafficking is done for money, the human being is not thought of as such, they are merely looked upon as a way to enrich oneself, only to destroy the very lives of the people being trafficked or abused in the world. Education is needed in order to enlighten people to try and prevent these malevolent acts, but even though people know these illegal acts take place, sometimes the authorities are bought off by these groups because of the money generated by perverse individuals who engage in these barbaric activities. It is also known that in Japan, many American women have been kidnapped and taken into a "sexual dungeon" of sorts whgere Japanese men, because of their culture, look to women as objects rather than a person and use these American women, blonde preferably, as sexual slaves who are kidnapped and transfered from one person, usually someone very rich, to another, and are kept in a drug induced state.

Anonymous said...

We are living in a world where most of the individuals’ welfare or wealth is like based on others’ misery and sufferings . As of today, human trafficking is one of the actualities that we are facing and it attires the attention of more than ones. Among other illegalities, human trafficking, which is the illegal trade in human beings for the purpose of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation , forced labor or a modern day form of oppression, reveals to be a self-esteem destructor and an attempt against human dignity. In fact, human trafficking is a serious issue because it is taken place not only in different regions of the globe but also here in our backyard as paradoxical as it may appear.
The act, known as recruitment or receipt of persons, the means used to perform it like the threat or coercion, abuse of power or vulnerability, the purpose clearly defined with no equivocation, which involves exploitation by prostituting others in various manners, all combined constitute elements of the offense as defined by domestic legislation. Also, human trafficking affects not only adults, men and women but also children which are the essence of the earth’s future. Therefore, a dual action needs to be considered in the attempt to stop that; the countries of origin and the countries of destination, both must be able to work together to discourage human trafficking because it is dangerous. Overall, this state of facts is a threat against humanity.

Yvonne Duthil

Mario said...

Human trafficking and prostitution is the slavery of the 21st century. Unfortunately it some people including people in government positions have come to see it as the norm, a socially acceptable behavior. And then we have cities like Las Vegas and countries like Amsterdam that have made prostitution legal. They do not take into consideration that these women have been mistreated, abused probably since early childhood, and neglected as if it was by choice that they are doing this. Some women are by choice I personally knew a girl that was an escort, she felt they there was no other job that could satisfy her as much as this. Or the women that are in college and feel that this is the quickest and easiest way to make their tuition money for the semester. The big question is can anything be done to help these women get out of this life style? Unfortunately this is one of the oldest professions in history, it has been around almost forever, and therefore it will be hard to get rid of it. The trafficking aspect of it makes it even harder. Sure we can continue to catch the traffickers and put them in jail, but for every one that we catch two more will show up. I believe that the only true way to try and fix this problem is to educate society have them understand the dangers and abuse that these people go through on a daily basis. Then and only then do I feel that people can have some sort of paradigm shift to were society can fight back and help put a stop to this. Also help try and find some sort of treatments for these abused women. And have the different governments of the world try and find a means to an end for human trafficking.

Anonymous said...

Human trafficking and slavery are probably the lowest of the lowest standards of crime, for the victimization is so great and severe. The cruelty of those who commit to such heinous activity is immense. Though I feel that prostitution is inherently immoral and corrupt, the ethical implications, I think, will always lie in willingness and fairness. This component in the phenomena is what separates enslavement from prostitution alone. Enslavement need not be a necessary--nor sufficient--condition for the commerce of prostitution. On the contrary, some women enjoy being prostitutes--usually in legal brothels--and the money and power that comes with it. The reality, though, is that we need a paradigm shift in how we see a woman's place in society. Most prostitution is directly or indirectly unwilling and forced, and usually stems from ignorance. A lot of the women who get caught in the tragic storm of trafficking and slavery just didn't know or were just too disenfranchised to not take the "opportunity" to find work abroad. Women need to be seen as equals among society, and as more than a means to an end, because in the end this is entirely a social issue: if no one were buying the sex, then there would be no need for the trade for it wouldn't be so lucrative. We must move out of the idea that this is a man's world, and so, too, should women. Invariably, it is a difficult mindset to move out of, for it has persisted since our first civilizations.

--Franklin Hernandez

Maranatha said...

Human trafficking and prostitution is one of the many problems in this world that needs to end. over the years it have came down to mothers selling their own children to random guys for some extra cash. As insane as that sound these acts of prostitution is unfortunately the norm for these women. It's an unfortunate cycle of ignorance that might never end. As these children who ave been use to this style of life grow up they will pass down what they've know their whole life down to their own children unless someone teach them otherwise. Globally we will continue to struggle to empower these families that are involved in this lifestyle because they don't know or are unable to survive without proceeding in this way of life. Someone needs to step up and teach these families a different way of life or the cycle of this epidemic of mental disease will continue.

Kirsten Rincon said...

Human trafficking continues being one of the world's largest issues even now in the twenty-first century because of the simple fact that people continue being ignorant to the core of the issue itself. Instead of promoting rapist's to stop raping we look at it as being the victims fault for provoking the rapist. For example; if a young lady wears a short mini-skirt and a top that flaunts a little cleavage we automatically assume that if anyone were to sexually assault her she's pretty much asking for it dressed like that. It sickens me to think that people could be so blind to the actual problem here. No one should be excused the thought of taking sexual advantage of someone because of the fact that the victim was provoking it. As a society we need to come together and realize this is the wrong way of thinking. Human trafficking is a huge problem world-wide and very little is done to stop it. Instead of focusing on unnecessary wars over oil and wasting billions of dollars into them, we should focus on issues such as these based on ethic & morals. People need to stop thinking of ways to become rich and start thinking of ways to help our world as a whole. This will ultimately result in what we all dream of: world peace. But until we understand right from wrong and get our heads out of the gutter this problem will continue to prevail and many people will sadly be victims of it.

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Cherlune Louis said...

Human trafficking is a very heart breaking topic to have to speak or hear of. It saddens me to read about the many young women and men who are being forced to work as sex slaves. The saddest case is the girls who are as young as 15 who are forced to have sex with men who are three times their age! Its also sad that these young girls have no way out and have no say so as to what they want to do to with their lives. Some has probably gotten so use to it and looks at this kind of torture as a way to survive because that is the only way that they can survive. Imagine having to accept a lifestyle of being forced against your will to engage in sexual activity with countless strangers. With the possibility of getting STDs and worst of all aids!Human trafficking is a crime that is like no other because it takes away the victims freedom...its like they dont have a say so in what they are being forced to do. I think that this crime is the worst kind of torture anyone can ever be put in to. Imagine being forced to have sex with countless people...how would you react? Do you think you'd even be able to handle the harsh reality of it all? I definitely would'nt. I would have probabaly lost my mind if I had no choice but to obey those in charge and is making me have to work as a slave. For many victims of human trafficking there is no way out unless they choose to be killed. It's also very weird that I never hear anyone trying to fight against Human trafficking although we all know that it has been going on for years all across the world. This is of course the reason why those who are sex slaves accept this harsh lifestlye...no one is out there trying to save them.

Nicole said...

As shocking as it might seem, there are still slaves in modern day society; sex slaves. This human trafficking has robbed many kids from their childhoods and many teens from their youth. In several European countries, young women, especially tourists, are kidnapped, drugged rapped and sold to human trafficking businesses. Human trafficking happens here in our country as well. Many immigrant women, have no where to work in the country and work undercover as female escorts in massage parlors. Whether it is because they were kidnapped and forced, or by choice to pay bills, no women truly wants to be a prostitute. It is not only physically and emotionally harmful to the women, but psychologically as well. This is something that needs to change, and it must stop. Women are not objects and should not be treated as objects. It is a shame to think that even in our country, where we have come a long way since slavery and are a country that promotes equality and freedom, there are women who do not get these same rights.

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, prostitution and human trafficking are two different issues our society faces--but nevertheless two very grotesque ones. I understand that the topic at hand is human trafficking but I want to get my point across about prostitution. Since the first time I came to learn about prostitution, I've always thought of it as a voluntary act. For whatever reason it may be, women across the globe deliberately place themselves in such predicaments. They knowingly partake in the sex trade, whether it may be for unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances or just blatant lack of self respect. If poverty and a shortage of opportunities is their reason behind their choice, by no means do I feel like they deserve to be mistreated or raped, but they are well aware that these outcomes will ensue. It's like asking an accountant, come April, to file your taxes and he is taken aback. But now, human trafficking is a completely different situation. These people are abducted, abused, raped, and manhandled forcedly. I recently had the opportunity to watch the movie "Taken" (which I highly recommend!) where it documented the story of two recent college grads on a trip to France where the were ultimately abducted, drugged, and put up for auction for millions of dollars. As close-minded as this sounds, I couldn't believe what I was seeing, and no, this doesn't happen only in the movies. This is a serious matter that is internationally known yet so unheard of at the same time. Action needs to taken to shut down the thousands of whore-houses and lock-up these demented sick-fucks (excuse my language.) Children and women should not be subjected to such twisted behavior for the mere sake of gritty pleasure and grimy money.

-Brittany Esquijarosa

Kingfay said...

It is truly saddening how women and children can fall into the despicable business of human trafficking, either through their own choice or not it is simply unfair. I understand that some of them do it because of necessity and the circumstances they live in and are tricked into that business; others get involved in it because of unforeseen situations like abductions and kidnappings. Although most of us are not even aware of this situation, it is an uprising problem that sadly we are far from solving. We might deny that we are related to such grotesque practice; however, United States is closely linked to human trafficking. The scenario usually goes like this: a couple in china is having a kid, it’s a girl, but they do not want a girl (phallocentric society), then because of china’s one child policy the poor baby is sold to adopting parents for $500 to $2700. Although that baby might have a better future with the adopting parents, the idea of putting a price into a human being is detestable. I believe that we must act on it before things like this get worse.

Anonymous said...

Human Trafficking is a terrible and gruesome reality. I am disgusted by it and the way that man can enslave and treat other human beings in such a fashion. The way that these women are beaten and forced to become addicted to drugs is horrific. The fact that now more than ever sex is the driving force of advertisements and social campaigns not only in our country but others as well contributes to this ruthless way of treating women. How a man can depredate a woman when he himself came from the womb of a woman in entirely foreign to me. Women should be treated with respect as well as any human being deserves to as well. The manner in which the authorities turn a blind eye to Human Trafficking is despicable. No violation of human rights should go unnoticed; it is our duty as citizens of the world to aid those in need and protects our future.
-David Salinas

A.T. said...

Good points. Don't mind me.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing happening in this world that has never existed before, and Prostitution is one of them.
Capturing women, kids, men from their country to another to slavery, were also sexually abuse. I wouldn’t say that they were ignorant even though most of them were uneducated but they didn’t have the freedom to talk they were slave and slave from their body. Prostitution is happening all over the world no matter what name it is being use for (escort) it has the same psychological effect on those victim. Therefore way before saying or jugging those people, what most of us do is to analyzing what could push or put someone in a situation like that. Among all the reason that we have because there is a lot of them for example, being abuse as child see how your mom were being abuse by our father or others all of these are the most commune one but not too fast, what about those student dancing in club, escorting just to be able to pay their tuitions some of them has never been abuse in their early life has a child but what cause them to do something like that: Nature, Needs, Us society or the system? Prostitution can be made in all different country in different languages for different pay rate, but here they are all at the same cross road.
The cross road of hope, wishes for nothing less to have a better life ,and Being love , to have someone who care for you, to be there, it is not only need that bring people to prostitution. What is the difference between them and us who aren’t street prostitute because when I’m looking around me I see those that are being pimp by their one husband just because of insecurity, and fear to let go the fear of loneliness, fear of starting again with all those we rather keep the one that is mistreated us for a good .
Emmie

Steven said...

Human Trafficking is a terrible problem around the world today, not just in other countries, but also here in the United States. Some estimate that there are 31 million human trafficking victims every single year.When people think about human trafficking, they think of countries in Asia and Africa, but it’s a growing problem in our own backyard.Male prostitution and traffic is less than women because it is mostly the rich and powerful male who does this. Just because their sex change doesn’t mean they are more nor less powerful. In order for us to make the change we need to start informing socieites about it and how to handle the siutation instead of ignoring it. This is reality weather we like it or not. Its up to us it deal with it or pretend its not there. Human trafficking is no joke so be attentive.
Steven rodriguez

Daniela said...

The word prostitution, as I understand it, has two different faces and each of them should be treated as a different case. In general, prostitution, just like alcohol and drugs is nothing new to society. Many women have been doing this kind of work since the beginning of time and I see nothing wrong with it. We all offer our services to societies in that which we do best. Many people cook for others or play music for others, why not please them in other ways? This may sound radical, but I believe this is a work as good and dignifying as any other. I once met an old man who used to say that back when he lived in Cuba, prostitution was kind of legal. These men and women used to work in designated areas, they were check for health problems constantly and they even paid taxes. Any man or woman could go and have their services and they could be sure that they had not been infected with any STD. In this case, I think prostitution should be legal so that these woman did not have to be hiding what they do for living.
In the other hand, it has to be admitted that prostitution today carries with it the horrendous crime of human trafficking. As long as you do this labor following your own will it should be permitted, but at the point when you have somebody forcing you it should be penalized as a great crime. Our lives belong to ourselves and to God if you choose to believe so, but it should never be permitted that somebody else uses your live and your body for a benefit that is not yours. What is even sicker is to do this to children. This deserves a death sentence. In this case, I believe that legalizing prostitution as a job would allow authorities to deal with it better being able to have more control over the active zones and that way, perhaps, eliminate to a high degree the traffic of people.
Finally, I want to add that it is not only rich people who engage in this kind of activities. Many people of all social kinds benefit today from this activity. It is even sadder to see that there are countries where people are starving and the only way out of misery is through prostitution and people go to those places because they can have sex with many women for a cheap prize. It is even worse to know cases in which those women are professionals who cannot bring food to their tables with their jobs so they have had to sell their body to those who then, after that, talk about them in the most arrogant and dirty way. This is sad, but then, the biggest problem in here would not be prostitution; instead, we should focus in trying to find the political reasons in those countries that have forced their citizens to sell, not only their body, but also their dignity in exchange, not for money but for food for their families. This is our problem. We should stop worrying about those women who like to have sex and to benefit from that, and instead start focusing more on the reasons why those other women who do not like to prostitute themselves are doing so.

Daniela Florit

desiree said...

Human trafficking is very relevant in our day and age. It is something I think is overlooked and rarely discussed. I don’t understand how people can look the other way on the problem and allow so many victims. It really shocked and saddened me that the orphan rate in Russia is so high. The poor children living on the streets get wrapped up in to this world. Sex is used as a tool and a form of profit not just in prostitution but the sex industry. We as human beings need to make sure this doesn’t become acceptable or considered normal. Prostitution is a form of slavery and women are being forced in to these horrible experiences with drugs and violence. We need to make sure our voices are heard against this abuse.

Anonymous said...

Human Trafficking

We are living in a world where some individuals want to control others. They forget that the other person has feeling and emotion. Nowadays, we hear about human trafficking, which is a form of slavery that traffickers practice to force someone to do something he/she is not agreeing to.
Most of the time, this activity affects people who are lack of financial support. For example, I come from a non-industrial country. Every day, my compatriots try everything to leave the country, and because of their desperate needs, they will accept any offers that come from a foreign visitor.
Human trafficking is a prolific commerce. According to Wikipedia, it is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, or a modern-day form of slavery. People who involve in this business are those who want to gain a quick fortune.
This activity can affect the victim physically and emotionally. For instance, I remember I was watching a documentary about human trafficking; a mother sold her daughter because of her inability to feed her daughter. She was a pretty young child, maybe nine years old. The trafficker took her and moved with her to another country. After one week, this young child was being introduced to sex with an old man who could be her grandfather.
What can we do to stop this terrible trade? I know there some organizations like the Trafficking Protocol who tries to investigating and prosecuting trafficking in persons but what we can do as of this movement? It is to educate those needy about human trafficking, to help them in the development of their country because most immigrant living in the United states leave their country for a better life , and to support them financially. Like that they will aware about this commerce and be careful with those foreign Samaritan who want to help them.


Fedeline Harden

Anonymous said...

Human trafficking is a form of slavery which has been exercised in different parts of the world for many years. “It is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry in the world. The total annual revenue for trafficking in persons is estimated to be between USD$5 billion and $9 billion.” Now, even in Biblical times Women were abused and taken advantage of to satisfy their master selfish desires. Although human trafficking has infected many parts of the world I personally believe that resolving such a problem as this is absolutely impossible if and only if people continue to undermine the value of human life by what they say and by the actions they do. This is indeed a heart issue. We understand that many people abhor the very notion of human trafficking, and are willing to put a stop to such practices, notwithstanding, Human trafficking is extremely profitable industry and is flourishing. What must we do? We must take more drastic measures to resolve such immoral and unethical practices, and the first is to thoroughly understand the ethics and morals behind this (education) and to teach it others. Secondly to enforce the law profoundly to stop such practices now (Action). Why is human Trafficking Wrong? Because I truly believe that all men are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights, and should not be treated as mere objects.

Frandy Pierre

Raoul said...

Human trafficking is one of the biggest alarming issues of the 21st century that need to be addressed vehemently. From its form of sex industries (prostitution), adoption to organs trade, this form of modern slavery should be in the agenda of all government officials of the world in term of findind a way to slow its trajectory down. Among the other obscenities of human trafficking, I want to touch the prostitution aspect. In my point of view, prostitution is morally wrong either when somebody chooses it for a living, or you are held against your will, or when any government that makes it legal. Love of money and power make my fellow citizens of the world do idiotic things I would never imagine. The prostitutes are not only abused for what they are not sometimes willing to do, but they know that the users of intense sexual activities are exposed to all kind of sexually transmitted deseases.
Overall, in reference to all the data avalaible, prostitution, one of the characteristics of human trafficking is something that needs to be resolved before it gets worse, but a difficult mission if not impossible.

Stewart said...

Human trafficking and prostitution has been a mole on the butt of society for as long as there have been humans on this planet called earth. Men, women, and especially children are susceptible to the horrors of human trafficking and prostitution. It is basically using another human being through force, trickery, or etc.. for the sole purpose of pleasure or to make money. But why is it still a problem in the 21st century? and Why do we continue in some cases to ignore the issue?
Some of it stems from ignorance, others from survival and necessity but whatever the case maybe you're stripping away someones freedom. No matter what the situation you shouldn't have to degrade yourself for a little cash. There's always a way out of anything.

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xxelitestarxx said...

Sex makes the world go round and I think women have a choice to be in the commercial sex industry here... I believe that human trafficking and prostitution is horrible. Not only does it mess up the person, it messes with the way people view women. The problem with prostitution in the world is that there isn't much authority or persecution for it. Every country has their own laws and governments, some see it as an issue and some don't. I think it's pretty messed up how they trick women or steal women to make money off of them like in that movie called "Taken". Some people agree with offers not having any type of guarantee that after they do the job they'll get it. It happens more in Europe and Africa because they don't really have the counties organized and have the power to stop this. People don't have any right to use people to make money off of them but then again this has been happening since forever and nothing seems to stop it.


-Rosaly Castillo

Anonymous said...

Since the beginning of the world, We want to have money and live a good life. some people lost their dreams. They have to find a way of achieving that goal. Many of them said that prostitution is a way of living. However, others said it is because of rape or childhood abuse. I was raise in a country where prostitution is legal. in my personal interview with them. i realize that they do it for different reason. some do it because of hunger, some do it because of poverty. All human trafficking, child prostitution, child sex slaves and all other forms of human trafficking is done for money. I don't know if any of you watch that movie madea goes to jail. the girl who was the prostitute said that it was because she was being raped. They should be free to decide to do whatever they want with their life. However, if they are being forced to do it, it should consider as a great crime. In conclusion, human traffic must be consider as a crime.
Marckenley Fertil

Estefania... said...

It is a horrific crime and I can't believe it is still happening in this day an age just goes to show you that ordinary people like myself don't have a clue what lots of people and children are going through. But I think the media's lack of coverage on male victims is bad/unfair, those figures are misleading; the preference for girls is primarily in America and other Christian nations. In Muslim nations boys are bought and sold just as freely as are girls. Media coverage is a reflection of the fact that magazines and television are primarily commercial enterprises, they sell what people want to buy and female victims sell better than male victims. Most Western men don't want to admit to themselves that it's possible for a boy, or any male, to be victimized because that would mean they themselves might be sexually victimized and they don't want to face that. That is why male victims are no more likely to report a sexual assault than are women, less perhaps because for a man it carries the added stigma of being labeled homosexual, and the same is true for boys. We need to stop blaming the victims if we want to make any kind of inroad to stopping victimization.

katielynnaco said...

I personally find this issue to be so unbelievably heartbreaking and I cannot even begin to fathom the experiences these victims go through. This topic for me is nothing but frustrating. In my opinion there is very little that can be done, which is a difficult truth to face. I feel the way that society is currently constructed is a sort of catch 22. There are so many different things that can take the blame for the creation of this disaster or maybe the combination of it all is what is responsible. I think that someone in this case (using Kirsten’s example) would merely dress this way only because it is what it has been taught to her by society (through different media including television and the music industry) encouraging this manner of dressing as appealing to men and something to strive for (and teaching men to objectify women on the opposite side of the spectrum). Maybe it is a lack of education, moral beliefs, role models, or father/mother figures that cause them to accept this and believe it to be true. The situation really varies depending on the individual but many girls presently fall under this category/example.
In addition to this, I believe that humans have a natural flaw and tendency to be selfish and greedy. It’s unavoidable in my opinion. This is why so many people are more than happy with the exploitation of others as long as there is a profit coming into their hands. This is heartbreaking especially in the case of children. How the people in charge of these operations lack the capability to empathize with these kids and essentially rob them of their innocence is so vile. And speaking of a lack of empathy, the facts read about the beating and torturing of these victims are heartbreaking as well. In my opinion individuals are not valued in modern society. Again there are so many possible reasons for this ranging from the mass production mentality, “just in our nature”, or maybe overpopulation. As mentioned previously I do not think that there is any grand solution to this problem since I don’t believe our society can be reshaped (at least not any time soon). Daniela (Florit) had a great point of the legalization of prostitution and therefore better management of it, but I can’t not agree since I feel it’s unethical (taking into account that I share the view with Melissa Farley that “all prostitution causes harm to women”). However, the fact that I do not believe much can be done about the issue does not mean that I believe that something should not be done. I think that one should do anything and everything in their power to change these kinds of ethical problems. I guess I have just lost a massive amount of faith in humanity- that however has not shaken my moral standings in the least and can safely say that I will do whatever is in my power to help. That effort however may be very insignificant. I recommend watching “Born into brothels” which is a documentary about children born into prostitution. In the movie many of the kids cannot get into boarding schools in hopes of having a better life due to where they come from. This makes you question whether a great change has not happened because of the wealthy attempting to maintain the status quo. It’s a different perspective but interesting nonetheless.

Vanessa said...

The concept of human trafficking is one that is difficult for me to understand, which is why finding the right words isn’t easy. I’ve heard stories of people placing ads on the internet, selling their virginity for money. Apparently some are willing to pay top dollar for these “pure” people. This idea is not only mind-boggling but infuriating. There are people who because of their circumstances, are basically forced into this - I guess it could be referred to as - this line of work. Do these people truly not see how wrong this is? Perhaps if they we to see someone close to them forced into prostitution, they would think twice before acting so foolishly. It’s just so sad that primarily women are forced into this. What is it about degrading a person that is so appealing? I’m sure that money has a lot to do with this, but is it really worth it?