My husband, Jay, was chatting with children’s author Peter Reynolds this week, and Peter shared an incredibly insightful short video (3 mins) that relates to sex trafficking.
While we were filming our upcoming documentary, we interviewed a researcher who told us about a particularly disturbing tradition in the Philippines- young men are taken to brothels for their “initiation” into manhood. It’s considered ‘manly’ to pay for sex with a prostituted woman.
Which is interesting, because in socially progressive countries like Sweden, they see it oppositely- paying for sex isn’t considered manly, at all.
We can end commercial sexual exploitation in our lifetime. I believe we could do it in twenty years. And it starts with teaching men to honor women.