These are individuals that have been subject to exploitation and serious human rights violations. Whereas governments tend to be concerned about human trafficking primarily because of links between human trafficking and other forms of organized crime as well as fears of illegal immigration, trafficking is first of all a threat to the individuals – men, women and children – that are trafficked. (Rosenberg) If the signs that human trafficking were occurring were known, then the risk of young, innocent women being kidnapped to be used as sex slaves against their wil... ... middle of paper ... ...thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/15/5-things-to-know-about-human-trafficking/>. "Modern Slavery - Free the Slaves." Free the Slaves, 2007-2013.
Prostitution is a multimillion dollar industry, and it occurs all over the world. Prostitution is mainly a female dominated market. Prostitution is a rough subject to study because it is so stigmatized and has had such a bad reputation for so long. People have varying attitudes on prostitution because many see it as sinful or even abnormal. For centuries, the United States has attempted to suppress sexual deviation.
According to Ravi, “Many prostitutes who have been sexually assaulted suffer from the psychological effects of rape and sexual abuse. These include rape trauma syndrome, post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), low self-esteem, guilt, and self-destructiveness.” Making prostitution legal makes women think poorly of themselves and often results in an increase drug use to eliminate mental pain. According to Farley, “In prostitution, men remove women's humanity. Buying a woman in prostitution gives men the power to turn women into a living, breathing masturbation fantasy. He removes her self and those qualities that define her as an individual, and for him she becomes sexualized body parts.
Pimps will force these girls or women to perform the sexual acts taken place in Prostitution and then they take the money given. These pimps don’t tend to get much punishment because the women did the act of prostitution. Alex K. Rich expresses that prostitution needs to be more policed since there are so many loopholes. He goes further to say, “The bulk of the punishment, however, needs to be directed at those who have forced these women into prostitution and controlled them at every turn, namely the pimps and customers. One solution to the problem of prostitution is across-the-board enforcement of laws that prohibit or even criminalize the actions of pimps, customers, and prostitutes while providing rehabilitation opportunities and federal aid for former prostitutes”(Rich).
If asking people about human trafficking, ultimately they say something about sexual slavery. In most cases, the victims fall in love with the abuse/ trafficker some get married to them or are just in a relationship; however, the reason the abuse engages the victims to commit sex work. The victims do this kind of job not willingly, but they are forced to or lied to do it. The victim can be any age and sex, but “seventy-nine percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls. Also, seventy-nine percent of the victims of trafficking end up in sex slavery” (“Sex trafficking and Sexual Facts”, 1).
The workers also can go through the process of dehumanized making them feel as a object and feel a loss of identity (Thompson, L.L, 2012).The leader wants this to happen though since the worker then feels that this is the only thing they can do and will not try leave. The sexual transmitted diesase that can occur is huge and is very likely to be contracted. Pregnancy is another thing that can happen anytime sex is involved these are the two big things that can happen and both are unwanted by both parties. Additionally, sex trafficking can be stopped people need to help one another. People often see the red flags for these victims but most of the time turn a blind eye to it.
In order to supply the labor for the prostitution industry, human trafficking becomes worse when it focus on women, and children. It transfers to sex trafficking. Many women are victims of human trafficking work in brothels, a part of them work as Streetwalker. Some countries give the idea that prostitution should be legalized to reduce the rate of human trafficking and sex trafficking, but they are wrong. Because, if we pass the law for prostitution, human trafficking and sex trafficking will increase in order to supply prostitutes for prostitution industry.
Yet, what exactly would drive those men and women to pursue this class of work, once in this type of work what keeps them motivated to continue on with such work? Prostitution is the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money. Prostitutes can be of either gender, male or female, and can engage in a verity of sexual activity, both heterosexual and homosexual, in return for money or other valuables. “We can say with some confidence that wherever there have been money, goods, or services to be bartered, somebody has bartered them for sex” (Head, 2013). Motives behind why an individual would enter into sex work can be very diverse.
Human trafficking is becoming one of the biggest money making organized crimes in the world. The sex trade is one of the most profitable of all current slave trades. Through the age, gender, class, and race many are trapped in a never-ending cycle of coercion and abuse in order to survive in the corrupt society around them. In order to stop this monstrosity in the world, we need to start at the root of the problem. We must bridge the barriers between gender, class, and race in order to respect one another and live in harmony
When they’re being used as sex slaves, the traffickers physically and mentally assault their victims in order to bring down their pride, dignity and ones self worth. Sex Trafficking is not just a country problem but a global problem that people should be aware of everyday. When we see young women and girls in the street, we sometimes turn our head away and think they’re just doing it because they want to. Yet, we don’t take the time to think what if they were forced into doing this? No one knows the estimate number and growth of the industry but do to the illegal nature of trafficking, it is a huge criminal industry.