Film Review: HOLLY

On my visit to World Vision earlier this month, one of the employees I interviewed gave me a film to watch called HOLLY. To be honest, I always approach movies about sex trafficking with caution and some skepticism, because sometimes the film is either poorly made or demonstrates a very unrealistic and inaccurate picture of […]

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Some Things Cost More Than You Realize

The following is a music video by the Killers, made for MTV’s Exit Campaign to end sexual exploitation and trafficking. It’s great that MTV is starting to raise awareness about this issue.  Gentlemen, if you use escort services or girls off the street, this is for you. Michelle Brock

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Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

This month I finally jumped on the bandwagon and read Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Played With Fire.  It is part two in the Swedish crime thriller Millenium trilogy, in which sex trafficking is an underlying theme.  The back of the book invites readers to step into an engaging storyline: Part blistering espionage, part riveting […]

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Case Study: Men Trafficked for Sex Work

When people discuss sex trafficking, there is usually an emphasis on women and girls being its victims. While it is true that most victims of sexual exploitation are female and that most male victims are trafficked for labour, there are some boys and men who are also sold for sex work. Here is a case […]

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New in Fashion: “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” Hats

There’s a popular fad spreading across some parts of the U.S. right now.  Guys are wearing T-shirts and hats that say “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” and “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy.”  I imagine this was sparked by the song by Three 6 Mafia, which was featured in the movie Hustle and Flow.  Here are […]

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Craigslist: The Wal-Mart of Sexual Exploitation?

So, you want to sell your couch?  Maybe buy a used camera?  Find a babysitter?  Craiglist is a useful tool for these and much more.  Lately however, there has been a firestorm in the media about how Craigslist is also being used by traffickers and pimps to sell the bodies of young women and children. […]

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