These ‘blurred lines’ lead to a prevalence of rape culture and victim blaming. Victim blaming and turning a blind eye to victims of rape and sexual assault cases is not only supporting rape culture but is also dangerous for the mental state of the victim. Rape and rape culture is a prevalent occurrence in modern American society. In America one out of every six women and one out of every 33 men have been a victim of a rape that was completed or attempted (“Who are the Victims?”). Unfortunately not many of these are recognized or even reported to the police.
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(Haken, 2011. )California is one of the largest hubs in the U.S for human trafficking because of its large population. The traffickers have a similar mindset as to the mind of a drug dealer but the difference is that drugs can be sold once but a person can be sold over and over again.The victims of human trafficking are usually tricked into the life and come from third world countries, ghettos, and single family homes; some victims are even abducted off of the street. Traffickers often prey in these poverty stricken areas because people have no where else to go.Victims often come from homes where they were previously sexually abused. Human trafficking hurts not only the victim but the original country that they are coming from.
Doing this on a worldwide basis could help drive demand in the sex industry down, and could encourage women and girls in captivity to come forward without fear of persecution. Trafficking for sexual exploitation is a severe issue for many reasons. Firstly, as mentioned above because it is an illegal act, it is hidden underground. Heather Smith suggests that there are around 1,390,000 transnational sex slaves in the world (Smith, 2011). These people come from 127 different countries; are moved through 98 transfer countries; and end up in 137 different destination countries around the world (Trafficking in Persons, 2006).
Sucked into a world of fear, subjugation, and danger, Kolab demonstrates a lifestyle that no female would ever want to imagine-yet which for many women is their everyday reality. Often times, when we hear the term “sex trafficking” we think of an illegal form of sexual exploitation, but what is little known to most people, is that “sex trafficking is the third largest international crime industry, reportedly generating a profit of $32 billion dollars every year,” a form of lifestyle that over “20.9 million female adults and children” can relate to because it is the norm in their countries, cities, or towns (Sabyan 1). Due to economic downfall, many countries fell into poverty. Forced to make ends meet and pay off debts, many families looked to selling their daughters into sex industries as a away to become free from their burdens. Not only are victims of sex trafficking sold into the industry, but can also be kidnapped and forced into this lifestyle by their “pimp.” The economic aspect, mainly in the United States, is the underlying factor that enables the sex industry to continue to exist and expand today.
Sex trafficking is a human right issue which breaks the slavery violation in the UDHR. It 's going on in many countries like Thailand and is happening to young children. This should be stopped because its inhuman and no child or person should have to go through it. Sex trafficking is when women, young girls, and young boys are held in slavery and forced into prostitution for the financial gain of others in brothels in the United States, Europe, and other developing countries such as Thailand and the Philippines (Sexual Slavery). It’s happened to many women and children throughout many years in many of these countries for money and more power.