This is demonstrating the reality of real women being sold every single day and it is circulating on the internet and addressing a pressing issue in an interesting way.
If the media do not expose the issues of Sex Trafficking it is hard to get the word out there and start putting a stop to the violence. There are isolated instances of coverage but those are scarce and there is not an open conversation about the intensity of the issue.
Through previous posts we have seen that celebrities and journalist have tried to spread the word. The online culture has created content exposing the issue but that does not reach everyone, or even if it does it simple educated people of the statistics and lack of knowledge on the issue.
The many videos present on YouTube create a market for conversation that exposes hard truths in a visual way. The movie ‘Taken’ is also a very popular portrayal of the sex trafficking industry and about young woman are abducted.
Be safe. Don’t think it can’t happen to you. Help if you can!
This blogger brings up relevant points about the implications of insensitive media coverage of sex trafficking. She raises very good topics of conversation regarding safety for the woman and children, fear of their abused, and the reference to them as victims.
Again NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF raised topics about the sex trade industry this time along with controversy. His article “Fighting Back, One Brothel Raid at a Time” frustrated some readers because it seems insensitive. This was a very debated article that brought attention to the issue but some think in a negative way.
The following post will explain more regarding the objections to NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF article.
CBS Chicago reported that, a “25-year-old man who pleaded guilty Friday to transporting a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois and forcing her to work as a prostitute faces up to life in prison for sex trafficking.” Just another example how close to home this issue is and how the local media is handling it.
This is an example of local media covering the issue as well as the woman that is fighting back and trying to help as many people as she can. These kinds of influence are positive and seem to be coming from regular people rather then law enforcement or professional media.