A Different Kind of Pimp

Photo taken by Chip Bush. Have you ever felt used? Have you had a person take what they wanted from you and then walk away? It happens every day in business as well as personal relationships. It's selfish at the very least and at the extreme it's a form of abuse. The young ladies I work with have been used, abused and discarded by epic proportions. They've been treated as nothing more than an object to fulfill a twisted desire. One young lady said, My pimp didn't see me as a person. He saw me as an ATM. When he [...]

STOP IT!

Photo credit: Jennifer O'Neal Are you a magazine reader? I find that I usually only look purchase magazines when I'm traveling by plane, because they're mindless reading. You know what I mean, the kind of things you read more as time fillers than for content. I also find that I glance through them in the nail salon. One of the biggest reasons I don't frequently purchase magazines is because of the messages they send women. What message could that possibly be, you might ask? The one almost every cover seems to convey, Your worth is wrapped up in [...]

Porn, Strip Clubs and Sex Trafficking. Is there a connection?

What do you think men have to say about sex trafficking? I'm sure there are plenty who don't want to hear about it. They don't want to draw attention to it, because then they'd have to accept responsibility for their part in it. However, last night I had the privilege of hearing from several men who aren't only talking about it, but they've dedicated their lives to fighting it. Nor For Sale hosted an event with men in mind called Men: A Solution to Modern-Day Slavery. Other than state director, Emily Laney, doing a brief introduction, the entire evening consisted [...]

Guess what I learned listening to my son’s music?

What kind of music do you listen to? I like contemporary Christian, country music, rock and roll, worship music, beach music, easy listening, and even some classical.  I would have to say, I am not a fan of rap music... well, that is until today. Much of the rap music out there today sings of the degradation and objectification of women.  In many cases the songs glorify pimping, drugs and violence. The survivors of human sex trafficking I know have shared how rap music was all their pimps played, much of it very violent in nature. This morning I grabbed [...]

It’s time to kill the serpent!

Do you like snakes?  I cannot stand them. I tend to avoid them at all costs. I did; however, have one come into my house once.  Scared me half to death. My son wanted to chop him up, in my kitchen. Needless to say, I didn't allow that to happen. We did managed to get it out of the house, but not without some drama. You can read about it here. Snakes are curious things.  If you do go to kill them by chopping them, you have to severe the head from the body.  You cannot just cut the tail [...]

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