Sex Trafficking : A Form Of Modern Day Slavery

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There are many different branches of human trafficking, but sex trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, has become more prevalent in the world today. Sex trafficking is defined as “The enslavement of unwilling people who are coerced into a condition for sexual exploitation” (Jefft 221). “It has been estimated by the U.S. State Department that between 700,000 and 2,000,000 people are trafficked each year worldwide, and 80% of them are being exploited as sexual slaves” (Territo 3). Sex trafficking is a common problem often ignored by society, but by providing awareness and taking action through new policies, and the donation of time and money, this problem can be reduced. There are three different parties involved in making sex trafficking such a big industry, the pimps, johns, and prostitutes. A common myth about prostitutes is that they want to be selling their bodies on the streets, and if if they didn’t they would simply stop. However, this is not the case. Society looks at these women as whores who love to have sex for money, and this view needs to be stopped. These people are most likely victims, who are not on the streets out of their own will (Nefarious). There are many reasons these women and children can’t simply stop selling themselves. Johns are the men, and occasionally women who purchase the sex (Jefft 220). They are every day, average people. They can be grocery store cashiers or famous doctors, married or single, rich or poor, and young or old. Pimps are the

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