A student at Sarasota High School in Florida has been charged with organizing a prostitution ring from multiple high schools.
Yes. That’s right. A student has been charged…
There’s no need to go over the gory details.
The news has taken care of that (here).
What causes young girls to have sex for money?
In the Developing World or countries facing extreme economic strain, it’s easy to point at poverty. It’s easier to understand how an immigrant girl from Africa could get caught-up and trapped in sex trafficking in Venice, Italy—but Venice, Florida?
That’s a mind-bender for me—and it scares me a little.
I am scared that our culture has devalued women, sex and human beings to the point of a cash register transaction.
I am scared that our culture has reinforced the ugliest of male stereotypes, giving the go-ahead for porn, prostitution and power.
The fight against sex trafficking isn’t only rescuing girls and providing economic alternatives—it’s a fight against a culture that is consuming itself.