Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Human trafficking

This article in the New York Times presents one of the bleakest stories of atrocities against women and girls that I’ve read, but it was the title that first turned my stomach. Girls Sold as Sex Slaves are AIDS Risk, Study Says” – not that they face an AIDS risk, but that they are an AIDS risk to the men who support the industry. Is this what it takes to convince societies to not to sell young girls into prostitution? You have to produce studies that show that kidnapping young girls and selling them as prostitutes hurts men?

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