Sex Trafficking And The Exploitation Of Women

1821 Words Nov 15th, 2016 8 Pages
In America, today everyone tries to look at life with a positive outlook. Although bad things are happening, people and even the government do not want to put full acknowledgement into it. There are major issues going on in America that people never even knew was happening in our country such as Sex Trafficking. Sex trafficking is a controversial issue that is never talked nor heard about due to our country putting little work effort into helping. Sex trafficking is the alternative of slavery in the world today making it extremely important for people to take a stand and put a stop to this major crisis. Sex trafficking is the exploitation of women and children within national or across international borders, for the purposes of forced sex work. Commercial sexual exploitation includes pornography, prostitution, and sex of women and girls and is characterized by the exploitation of a human being in exchange for goods or money. Each year an estimated 800,000 women and children are trafficked across international borders. Some sex trafficking is highly visible, such as street prostitution but many trafficking victims remain unseen, operating out of unmarked brothels in unsuspecting and sometimes suburban neighborhoods. Sex traffickers may also operate out of a variety of public and private locations, such as massage parlors, spas, and strip clubs. Adult women make up the largest group of sex trafficking victims followed by girl children, although a small percentage of men and…
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