NPR recently ran a report on the courts taking a kinder look at victims of child sex trafficking.
With the United States Justice Department estimating there to be at least 200,000 child sex trafficking victims in the U.S., and collecting $32 billion a year, the issue of sex trafficking needs to be dealt with in the United States. Not only legally, but on a cultural level as well.
Those 200,000 victimized children and that $32 billion are a result of someone…
I recommend listening to and reading the NPR report. It’s encouraging to hear about the progress being made in how we rescue and rehabilitate victims of the sex trade. However, I was sad to see what some people were saying in the comments of the post. I realize the Internet has its fair share of idiots, but these weren’t rude trolls who grew weary of leaving sick comments on YouTube. No, these were sincere people who thought they held the keys to the child sex trafficking solution:
There is a prevailing lie that legalizing prostitution will make abolishing child sex trafficking easier. Nothing could be further from the truth. Someone needs to stand-up against aggressive proponents of legalized prostitution. Thankfully, someone did:
Dry and sarcastic, but well said.
Don’t tolerate the foolish idea that legalized prostitution is the answer.