Human Trafficking: A Misunderstood Global Scourge

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American government and societies are enforcing underage prostitution by increasing demand to have sex with young girls, criticizing victims as criminals and ignoring sex trafficking. The societies are not willing to rescue victims because they think it was their decision of going into prostitution or it is too risky. Some girls make this decision, but many of them are trafficked and enforced into prostitution. In the popular article titled, “Human Trafficking: A Misunderstood Global Scourge,” Stephanie states, “Often, girls who end up in prostitution are already vulnerable – they are abuse victims, come from unstable homes, have run away, or suffer mental impairments. Others are simply naive, susceptible to manipulation of a pimp, who often
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