There are no graphic visuals at this link, but there is disturbing, graphic content about human trafficking. A movie called Eden is coming out this summer, “a sex slave’s story.” Bolded some interesting details, to me.
She was recruited into sex slavery in 1994 by the person she believed to be her boyfriend. While studying Law at a technical college in Dallas, Chong met a man claiming to be a soldier in a bar who she knew as Keith, only later discovering that was not his real name. She described him as chivalrous, adding: “He would say to me ‘you should smile more often you know’, he was very, very sleek. That’s what makes him poisonous.”
Estranged from her family, Chong was vulnerable and looking for her ‘Prince Charming’ and he manipulated this to recruit her, she says.
“It’s like a hunting game, they know how to hunt, they look for them, they watch, they observe. They’ll do a round of tests,: says Chong. “A man will go to the bar and he will say ‘who wants to get me a drink?’ and the first woman who says ‘I will’ without knowing him gives him the signal that she will do anything for him.”
After just two months of dating, he drove her to an abandoned house in Oklahoma telling her that he needed to help a homeless friend.
I’ve read before about girls who are distant from family, lonely, even those who are not, but are going through a rebellious time, being lured into prostitution/human trafficking.
I believe all of this is facilitated by a culture that places no limitations on sex other than it be consensual. I’ll leave that thought dangling, as I flesh out my reasons why. A post will be forthcoming. It has to do with the decline of the family, the higher proportion of girls raised without active dads, a cultural milieu that says sex in any dating relationship is not only normal but required, a culture that demeans sex through even government-funded exhibitions in our very own Museum of Science and Technology and then is horrified when there is a “rape culture” on campus and elsewhere.
My thoughts are not yet complete, I know, so more to come. But let me just add that in this environment, the fact that I am maligned for being prudish and traditional in face of such unspeakable horrors when sex is twisted into something it was never intended for, speaks volumes.by