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Trafficking and Sochi

2014-02-26 19:48:09.105967+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I have long discounted people who talk about "trafficking" as anti-prostitution activists who are unwilling to admit that there are social and cultural situations which lead women to be coerced into prostitution in ways that are not charge-able as kidnapping, but in which clamping down on prostitution rather than solving those social and cultural situations in which women are reluctantly engaging in sex for money hurts those women more.

So I find XOJane: Britney Cason: IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Almost Became a Victim of Human Trafficking at the Sochi Olympics fascinating: that anyone would consider kidnapping, across national boundaries, into the former Soviet bloc countries, that the economics in any way support this, completely up-ends my worldview.

Via MeFi (among others), where they're trying to figure out the rest of the picture too.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Sociology Sports Currency Economics ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-27 00:06:34.981589+00 by: spc476

FYI: the link is bad (it has www.flutterby.com/ appended to the front).

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-27 00:36:35.585546+00 by: Dan Lyke

Fixed it. Thanks.