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This isn't how you stop human trafficking

Someone sent me a photo of an ad they saw on a King County Metro bus put out by the group Seattle Against Slavery. At first, I thought it came from "The Onion." (Image via Seattle Against Slavery)

Taken from Tuesday's edition of The David Boze Show

The FBI says it rescued three juveniles working as prostitutes and arrested nine people in Western Washington as a part of this operation targeting child exploitation.

We all know that these pimps basically enslave young women to do their bidding and steal their money and are cruel or vicious. It hapopens with some frequency and it's horrible.

Linda Smith, a former congresswoman frm Washington state has dedicated her life to putting a stop to sex trade and the abuse of girls and women. Her involvement has drawn a lot of attention to anti-trafficking campaigns. That means more people are aware that young women can be forced into prostitution regardless of background, by manipulative people who try to lure them with gifts with flattery and then ultimately, break down their will, their self-esteem, their self-worth. They strip away their ability to contact their family. They physically and emotionally beat these girls and women into submission in order enslave them in their grotesque operation.

Lately, I've read about women trafficking other women. But women trafficking men?

Someone sent me a photo of an ad they saw on a King County Metro bus put out by the group Seattle Against Slavery. At first, I thought it came from "The Onion."

It states, "She promised me work then forced me to give up my passport and my wages." And on the inset was a man working as a janitor.

Do we have to pretend the great problem in human trafficking is also guys?

We're going to have to assume from this ad, that it would be likely a big dude brought back to a woman's house from Home Depot could do a little yard work, but then isn't able to leave because she has taken his passport and wouldn't pay him.

These don't sound like likely scenarios to me.

On behalf of men everywhere, I would like to suggest that if you're going to advertise public awareness of human trafficking, focus on young women who would be endangered of being groomed or lured out from under their parents' noses.

Taken from Tuesday's edition of The David Boze Show

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