Noy Thrupkaew, a journalist who reports on human trafficking and the economics of exploitation, challenges some of our common assumptions about what exploitation looks like. From the TED Talk:
“We…convince ourselves that human trafficking is a bad man doing a bad thing to an innocent girl. That story lets us off the hook. It takes away all the societal context that we might be indicted for, for the structural inequality, or the poverty, or the barriers to migration.
We let ourselves think that human trafficking is only about forced prostitution, when in reality, human trafficking is embedded in our everyday lives.”
Watch the full talk below.