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The Ugly Side of Globalization: Slavery

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 12:13 AM
The trafficking of girls in South East Asia has become a major issue. The families sell these girls as they have to get cash to live. They think of how to exist and the girls get them money.

‘This is what will happen: Your child will be raped, and not by one person, but by many people'. How ugly

The offer came to families on the edge of desperation, living and working around the clock on garbage dumps whose sickening stench seeps into their clothes.

A motherly woman accompanied by a kindly gentleman arrived one day in early December, shortly before the New Year’s Tet celebration when the poorest of the poor hope for a little extra cash for modest festivities. The two said they were looking for attractive young women to work in a Ho Chi Minh City cafe, and they were ready to give each family a $60 advance — a small fortune for people barely scraping by on a couple of dollars a day — or less.


posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 12:17 AM
S&F for you. This topic needs more attention. I've looked into this murky world a little. It's like turning over a rock and seeing a bunch of blind, squirming maggots. Ugly stuff.

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 01:27 AM
Star and Flag, friend.
Glad to see someone bringing this issue up.

posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 01:37 AM
While this has arguably worsened through expanding globalisation, it has occurred for thousands of years. Females of all ages have been bought and sold as property, transferred in quid pro quo scenarios, given as gifts from one person to another, and on and on, in civilisations across continents and eras, not only as international exchanges but also between compatriots.

I believe economic and development initiatives (rudimentary education being at the forefront) will prove the most potent weapons against human trafficking. Enabling people to earn sufficient wages for basic necessities will limit the interest the poor have in selling their wives and daughters. It seems quite simple but it is clearly difficult to enact. It's worth the struggle, don't you think?

I also want to add: there is a tendency to describe this as male offense, as an example of the darker masculine tendencies. People seem surprised to find that women are very often behind sex trafficking, working to lure women and girls by presenting an air of motherliness and camaraderie. As women, we often have a notion of a global sisterhood, an "us against them" feeling. This is a mistake, and it presents an obstruction to really uprooting the global sex trade.

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