Is there really a choice?

What are your thoughts on pornography and prostitution? Do you believe women choose to pursue either? I'm sure you're pretty clear on my opinion on the issue after spending over three years working with survivors of sex trafficking. Shared Hope International defines sex trafficking as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age." I have had countless conversations with people on the [...]

By |2013-10-21T08:17:58-04:00October 21st, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

A different form of pimping…

What do you do when the person you're trying to save doesn't know she needs saving?  Many times that is the case with victims of sex trafficking.  Victims don't always self-identify as victims and even fight or run from the very help they need.  This makes helping them very difficult. There are a variety of thoughts out there about the best way to go about restoring survivors and articles written about it. Some schools of thought promote placing them in lock-down facilities so they cannot run, even if they wanted.  Others believe they've been held against their will enough and [...]

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