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Sex trafficking and Porn Link

Written by Pamela Samash

Last month my daughter and I stumbled upon a television program created by a young woman who was a sex trafficking victim.

Throughout the shorter than usual movie, it shows the following scenes: the girl is in a loving home with an over protective mother (in her opinion at the time) and is invited by a “friend” to a party in her neighborhood. The mom is hesitant to allow it, but after her daughter’s relentless whining, she caves in with strict orders for her daughter to stay in contact. At the party there are several people drinking and one of the young men offer her just a “little” alcohol. Of course, it’s treated with a drug and because nobody in her home ever discussed date rape or sex or trafficking, the girl drank it and was easily taken to another house where she was repeatedly raped. After that she was sold or handed over to the sex traffickers who kept her drugged while a never-ending conveyor belt of men who obviously saw she was an underage victim, had their way with her. In the meantime, her frantic mother who sensed immediately something was terribly wrong was trying to convince authorities and even her husband that her daughter was in trouble, but it took a long time before anyone would react and look for her. Over time the girl was located, some of the sex traffickers were arrested, others had slithered out of the system somehow, and the damaged girl returned home. She was traumatized and wouldn’t let her father near her for a long time. But, after counseling and time and a lot of love and patience, she recovered and decided to fight back.

The worst part is I do not know her name. I stumbled on this show and was not prepared to take notes. Please forgive me for that lack of information.

After watching this, I pondered, “why are men aroused by a suffering child? Not just a few men, over the years, hundreds of thousands of men find this stimulating! Why? By nature, men are providers and protectors, not child rapists. What is happening to the men of our culture?”

If you think about it, before a woman was regarded as a jewel, honored and respected. The book of Proverbs talks about the woman in the last chapter and how she’s more precious than rubies. How did we go from that attitude, to today’s attitude?

I believe it’s porno. I believe after reading and evaluating the trends, porno has led men to sex addictions and as the porno becomes darker from internet access, (like having sex with small children and instances of violent acts of sex), young men are being accustomed to this type of stimulation. I spoke with a mother whose son has told her that teenagers sitting in classrooms are watching dark porno during school on their phones!

If I’m right, we have a serious problem! We are facing an entire generation of sexual monsters and as long as this continues, there will be plenty of customers for these sex traffickers and that incentive will lead to more and more kidnappings.

What can we do? Talk to our sons and daughters. Get involved with what they’re looking at on the web. Tell them about sex trafficking and have them watch testimonies of victims. Fairbanks so far is not listed on the links below as a hotspot for sex trafficking, but southern Alaska has some serious issues. Don’t think it’s not coming here. Prepare and be aware. Below I have listed some links that show statistics and one is a testimony of a girl who was kidnapped and raped. She was not involved in “sex trafficking” but she does a great job of explaining the connection of porno and the crime against her.

One last thought: The only way sex trafficking can be successful is to have customers providing money. They have to find ways to manipulate men into thinking abuse is exciting and sexy. This is the war on our children and young adults happening right now. No one is in a “safe zone”. Anybody can fall victim to the manipulation or the kidnapping. Knowledge and exposure is the key to protecting our future adults from falling trap to all of this.

http://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/2017NHTHStats%20%281%29.pdf

https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/facts

https://cw33.com/2016/08/24/kidnapping-survivor-elizabeth-smart-says-captors-porn-obsession-made-her-ordeal-even-worse/

 

 

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