The women are not always full grown women yet. I said that any woman who had menstruated should be called a woman, but in this case, I take it back, these are girls.
Some of them start as early as twelve years old. Do you remember what you were like when you were twelve? I remember the most devious thing I ever did when I was twelve was skip school and play cards with my best friend all day.
These girls don't go to school. They instead have learned about life through the school of sex trafficking.
Sometimes there are two, three, up to five men in one day.
Do they choose this? They usually run away from home because they can't stand the confines of home and school. Yet they in return, have submitted themselves to a life of sex slavery.
If they try to run away they are beaten. If they hide any money they are beaten.
They say it's the oldest profession in the world. But twelve year olds are not supposed to have a profession.
What really gets me is that these men who are the pimps are so easy to catch, CNN was able to catch a whole hoard of men just by putting up a fake profile.
Everyone knows this is happening. No one wants to deal with it.
Well I do. I think it's time we talk about why we allow the oldest profession in the world employee underage girls. I suppose if a woman is of legal age then she can make a choice as to whether or not she wants to sell her body, but the girls, it's their only choice.
Maybe no one chooses this, it chooses them.
The girls and women usually have been victims of sexual abuse.
They are young, naive, easily manipulated.
They are "Sluts, Hoes, Whores." But most of them were victims of sexual trafficking as girls.
They are sold online, on these very computers that you are staring at right now.
Some say it's rape after rape after rape.
Beatings and rape.
"Sex is not as sacred as it once was," one woman laments as she talks about how she started when she was thirteen years old. -CNN
It's one of the saddest, most horrific and disgusting things that is happening in our country today.
Yes it's also happening around the world. But they don't always enforce the law the way we do in the United States.
There is a way to control this. Heavier penalties for those who buy sex, sell sex and even penalties for the women who sell themselves.
I'm sorry girls, but our daughters need to see that there are consequences that go beyond the loss of dignity, that there are legal consequences.
But it takes a village, so maybe we should think about the nature of this village that we live in.