Some may believe that this novel was to entertain the audience or persuade the reader to be more active or vigilant about global issues around the world . However, most agree that this is something that needs to be addressed on bigger scale because it 's a crime. Patricia McCormick wrote Sold to exploit the world for paying attention to the wrongs things , and not paying to attention to anything but themselves . She also writes Sold to find out more about the sexual system , and what happens to these girls that are getting abducted into labor while thinking otherwise most of the time. Lastly she wrote sold to find out more about Human trafficking and how it happens so often.
Sex trafficking is a major issue in the world and people often overlook the fact that it can be an issue in the most modern and advanced first world countries. This is the modern term for slavery of people for purposes including forced sex and labor. Sex trafficking is one of the most exclusive and most advanced types of slavery and is often gone unseen or unnoticed. This problem can cause many people to have low self-esteem and problems with their health. The low self-esteem is often caused because the people are raised or built to understand that they have no worth and that they are meant for nothing but to be raped and to do work without pay.
It can have a lot of effects on women that are force an abducted to this trafficking, prostitution dirty system. The evidence presented has shown that human trafficking won 't stop till nobody wants sex anymore. Human trafficking is wrong and legalizing prostitution would not help out the the situation, and it would just make sex trafficking more dangerous that could affect women and children mainly around the
The policies in place are aimed at protecting the individuals most vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking and assist them as they escape or are rescued from the industry. The U.S. government believes it is mostly women and children who are impacted the most by human trafficking. This is true in the sense that women and children are most easily coerced or forced into areas of trafficking. It is also important to know that the sex exploitation hits the hardest for women and children because the age wanted in the sex trade and sex work is continuing to get lower and lower, and the cultural norm of
explored the role of race in the prostitution and sex trafficking of people of color. In addition it examined the social and legal responses in the United States. Many scholars and advocates have had vital discussions and public outcry has led to safe harbor legislation aimed at shifting the legal paradigm punishing prostituted minors and toward greater protections for this vulnerable population. Policymakers have ignored the connections between race and other root factors that such people of color into America’s commercial sex trade. This articles also argued that race and racism played a role in creating the epidemic of sex trafficking in the United
The United States prides itself in being “the land of the free” and the “land of opportunity,” yet this is not the case for the many victims of sex trafficking that reside in the U.S. Despite relatively strict legislation and visible media exposure of this crime against humanity, the United States continues to be a destination point for many victims of sex trafficking. Many Americans are surprised that this could happen here despite laws and organizations promoting awareness. A combination of American cultural attitudes toward the sex industry, both positive and negative, the ineffective enforcement of laws, and the high profitability for organized criminals are responsible for the persistence of sex trafficking to the United States.
It is important that the public is informed about the nature of human trafficking, how to assist law enforcement in the fight against trafficking, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Like some in law enforcement, much of the public may view victims of human trafficking as participators in the crime, leading to a negative stigma associated with trafficking victims. By educating the public about the true nature of human trafficking, this stigma may be alleviated. Additionally, law enforcement may benefit from the creation of specific ways for the public to report suspected cases of human trafficking, particularly in large cities or areas with high levels of trafficking. Yates (2015) stresses the need for law enforcement to create community partnerships with the general public, civic and social groups, and religious organizations in the fight against human trafficking.
While there are some that make the career choice willingly, many of them have been found to be victims of human trafficking. This becomes an ethical conflict as the justice systems end up prosecuting and punishing the very people they were meant to protect. Should the girl even managed to overcome the trauma of being a sex slave and survive the justice system, they now have a criminal record for sex work related offenses when they try to reintegrate back into society. They are often prevented from getting decent jobs and other prospects of rebuilding their lives after. Therefore, even if they are able to escape from the horrors of the sex trade, a record of their “criminal” activity victimizes them for the rest of their lives (Flora and Keohane,
Many people have heard of human trafficking, yet many people just turn a blind eye to the issue. In a sense that if it is out of sight it is out of mind. Which is why we need a response team for the individuals who are able to move past these experiences and make it out on top. They need help as well as support. The problem is many of the victims of sex trafficking are stuck and do not know how to get out.
“Some survivors may engage in substance abuse of drugs or alcohol to help him or her cope with the overwhelming feelings” (joyfullheartfoundation.org). When a person is raped according to the joyful heart foundation the victim may engage in drugs for a quick relief. In reality it is only causing them more pain and problems. Victims of white-collar crime are so lucky that they do not have all the emotional and physical aftermath effects of street crime victims. Rape victims may come to terms with what happened to them and go on with their life, as they should, but they will flinch at an unknown touch, they will feel frightened as they walk alone, and they will have an extremely tough time trusting anyone again.