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Another trafficking story falls apart

2014-06-13 21:32:55.223314+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Mediaite: No Time to Fact Check, the NY Times Has Moral Panic to Cover.

And now we have another deluded trafficking “victim” — this one named Chong Kim. She was the “true story” behind Eden, a tale of “underage women conscripted into sexual slavery by a criminal enterprise from which there is seemingly no escape,” as described by the New York Times book review.

More on the exposing the Chong Kim fraud.

You may have also heard about Somaly Mam, who made a career and two Pulitzer Prizes out of making up stories of sex slavery in Cambodia.

As so many people have pointed out, if you want to address slavery, go after domestic and agricultural work, and if you want to go after prostitution then empower women (and men) and provide them with economic opportunities.

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#Comment Re: Another trafficking story falls apart made: 2014-09-26 15:44:23.657015+00 by: Dan Lyke

Huh. Marie Claire tries to follow up on the Somaly Mam Newsweek story, and comes out on Mam's side.

#Comment Re: Another trafficking story falls apart made: 2014-09-26 17:26:40.044744+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just so I can find it next time: the previously MeFi entry has a lot of stuff supporting the Newsweek story.