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Human Trafficking

  • Date Submitted: 12/05/2013 06:04 PM
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Human Trafficking
               
Imagine yourself leaving for a trip you have been looking forward to for months. You are all packed and ready to go.  The day has come for your departure. You board the plane, and finally reach your destination. You’re lost in the new city when trying to find your hotel so you ask for directions from a native. You find you hotel room and decide to take a nap because of the jetlag. You wake up in a place that you don’t know. At this point you are kidnapped. You can’t do anything to protect yourself and you have no possible way to escape. You end up being force to be involved in involuntary sexual exploitation or indentured servitude being sold for your body and labor. You are no longer a human being; you are nothing more than an object.
                This terrible scenario I showed happens every day all over the world. Each year, thousands of women and children fall in the hands of trafficker, in their own country and abroad. Trafficking, the act which I am referring to is human trafficking. Human trafficking is an umbrella term used to describe all forms of modern-day slavery. No longer is this a term from the past, but a horrific reality in our present and, unfortunately, our future. Every 10 minutes, a woman or child is forced into labor (McGill 12). But why would a sane human being have the mind to do such a heinous crime?
                Reasons for trafficking are both inhumane and incredibly simple. To be blunt, the only reason why sexual exploitation occurs is essential for money.  Cocaine wholesales for $1200 but you can only sell that once.  But a women or child on the other hand, ranges from $50 to $1,000. But you can sell them each day, every day, over and over. This quote from the 2005 Lifetime film "Human Trafficking", however chilling and horrifying, is true. Each year thousands and thousands of girls in the United States have to deal with the daily struggle if exploitation, abuse, and fear simply because...

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