Parable Of The Sower By Octavia Butler Essay

1935 WordsNov 15, 20168 Pages
In Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler, the author raises intriguing possibilities about the consequences of the United States continuing its current path on issues such as global warming, poverty, and human trafficking. Butler predicts that in the future human trafficking will become a widespread norm as the nation deteriorates. Unfortunately, the reality of widespread human trafficking has already been realized both in the United States and globally. Human trafficking has become a widespread global problem where people are exploited through forced labor, slavery, organ harvesting and various forms of sexual exploitation. Preventing trafficking and rescuing victims from the trade requires a lot more than intervention from any one single government. It requires a multinational front that utilizes policies, global law enforcement, and multiple government agencies geared toward the prevention of trafficking, the prosecution of criminals and recovery of the victims. “Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power, or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or
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