The Role Of Prostitution In The United States

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During the Progressive Era in the United States, commercial sex work became recognized as a form of sexual slavery. In the early 1900’s, many of the pimps were portrayed as foreign or African American men in cities such as Chicago, who tricked, drugged or forced young girls into prostitution (Broomfield, 2016). Present day, sex trafficking has evolved but many similarities remain. Pimps still recruit children directly using a great deal of manipulation. Focusing on young girls’ vulnerability and need for love and attention by offering compliments, gifts and promises of romance. After the victim has been seduced into the world of DMST, the false promises turn into an abusive relationship where the pimp uses the victim for their economic gain
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